I’ve long been a fan of rashguards for snorkeling, swimming and beach going. And while I still find them indispensable, I need more sun protection for my 2+ hour snorkeling expeditions. You simply can’t count on sunscreens to protect the backs of your legs for 2 hours in the water.
This suit is so comfortable you could sleep in it (not that I’ve done that). It fits like a glove, and the fabric is holding up beautifully (no piling). And the sun protection is UPF 50, which means no awful sunburns.
I think I’ve gotten a compliment almost every time I’ve worn this suit. I’m often asked by strangers where they can get one, so I thought I would share the scoop here.
So maybe you only snorkel for 15 or 20 minutes at a time. Why would you want or need to wear a dive skin?
- You want to avoid jellyfish stings.
- You want to avoid a full body sunscreen application (just remember your neck, hands and feet).
- You become cold easily (a dive skin will provide a bit of warmth).
- You take a medication that causes sun sensitivity, and you burn, blister or develop a rash even when using sunscreen properly.
- It’s looks pretty sleek.
- You are tired of burning the backs of your legs while snorkeling.
Needless to say, I’m sold on this suit. It’s become a permanent part of my gear bag. And as a disclaimer, I purchased this suit myself. It was not given to me in connection with a promotion.
I should mention that these suits are not just for girls. Ecostinger carries suits for men and kids too.
What do you wear while snorkeling? Do you rely on a rashguard? Do you simply load up on sunscreen and head out in your swimsuit?