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Reef Safe Sunscreens For Healthy Corals

Reef Safe Sunscreens For Healthy Corals

Reef Repair Sun Cream For Day Time Diving

Ok so it is pretty clear that Night Diving Phuket deals primarily with the organization and execution of night dives here in Phuket, Thailand. So do you need a Reef Safe Sun Cream for night dives? Hahaha probably not, but you definitely need to be using them during the day when you dive or spend time in the water!

Sun creams and sunscreen are of course packed for almost any holiday to Thailand, it gets hot here and the tropical sun will burn most people in 5 minutes flat here in Phuket without some sort of protection, trust me I know.

Go for a scooter ride in a singlet from Rawai Beach to Patong and you will see what I’m talking about. But all you need to do to prevent sun burn here is apply some quality sun care protection in the form of a t-shirt (to help you feel even hotter) or a quality all natural sunscreen that will keep your nose and shoulders sun burn free and best of all, not poison the environment or damage coral reefs!

Why Do I Need Special Sun Cream For Diving?

It has become apparent in recent times that all Coral Reefs, no matter where in the world they might be are under threat from a variety of issues. Everyone by now will have heard about coral bleaching events that have helped wipe out nearly 70% of the Earth’s coral reefs, caused mainly by warming waters.

But did you know that there is another hugely damaging effect happening at the same time, one which you and I as avid scuba divers and water sport enthusiasts can help prevent?

The effect we are talking about is coral death and high morbidity caused by toxic synthetic chemicals in, you you guessed it, Sun Cream.

Almost all our sun creams contain all or some of the following toxic synthetic chemicals which all damage and kill coral reef.

  • Oxybenzone
  • Avobenzone
  • Homosalate
  • Octisalate
  • Octocrylene

If you are a diver, snorkeler, surfer, jet skier, swimmer or beach goer and your sun care products contain any of those chemicals, than you are helping to toxify the water the corals you love seeing are living in, and adding a further pressure on their continued survival!

Join in the sun care revolution and buy Reef Friendly & Reef Safe sun creams, help protect what is left and help save it for future generations!

You can find out more about Reef Safe sunscreen by following the links in the article or by checking out Reef Repair – Sun Care who are Thailand’s premier environmentally friendly and reef safe sunscreen manufacturer.

Thanks for reading and happy diving!

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