SAVE YOUR SKIN
With skin cancer on the rise, it’s more important than ever for those who spend lots of time outdoors to take efforts to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays. And since so many of the top dive destinations are located in sun-drenched tropical destinations, scuba divers are particularly vulnerable.
Two of the best ways for divers to protect themselves from the sun are through the use of sunscreen and wearing protective clothing (sunwear) whenever they’re out on the water. As we approach the peak of the summer season, here is a collection of diver-friendly sunscreen and sunwear that will go a long way toward making your dive sessions both more safe and fun.
SUNSCREEN FOR DIVERS
1. All Terrain AquaSport Lotion SPF 30
AquaSport SPF30 Lotion is a highly effective, safe, natural, oxybenzone-free sunscreen providing broad UVA/UVB protection. Uses “reef-safe”, biodegradable ingredients.
2. BullFrog WaterArmor Sport Quik Gel SPF 50
Formulated to offer long-lasting UVA/UVB protection, WaterArmor Sport forms an invisible shield of lightweight yet durable protection that stays on even during the most vigorous activities.
3. Watermans Applied Science Sun Cream SPF 33
This cosmetic-grade, non-slip, zero-migration, long-lasting sunscreen will not run in your eyes or negatively affect your diving performance.
SUNWEAR FOR DIVERS
1. Tilos Longsleeve Rash Guard
Made from sturdy 6-ounce UV Flex material, this rash guard is a great choice for sun protection or as an extra layer of warmth underneath wetsuits.
2. Henderson Short-Sleeve Women's Watershirt
This hybrid-designed watershirt gives divers the durability and protection of a rash guard with the fit of a classic T-shirt.
3. Body Glove Deluxe Short-Sleeve Rash Guard
The Deluxe has a polyester/spandex blend that fits like a T-shirt but offers full UV protection and quick drying.