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Sunscreen

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Sunscreen

Aloha!

We headed to this lovely Hilton hotel in Waikoloa (FIVE days away!!!) and we just got to wondering if we need biodegradable sunscreen for our snorkeling adventures. And if we do need it where do we find it?

Mahalo for your thoughts!

Steve and Cindy

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Waikoloa
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1. Re: Sunscreen

Water proof sun screen for sure if you are spending allot of time in the water, biogradable would be eco friendly but don't think anyone is gonna stop you and make a fuss. Maybe some of the avid snorkelers on here can make a recommendation of exact product. If not a good dive or snorkeling shop will be able to help you as well. Def. protect yourself on your first couple of days out cause a really nasty burn can ruin your fun.

Chapel Hill, North...
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2. Re: Sunscreen

We used a reef-safe product called Mexi-Tan and were happy with how it worked. I think I ordered it from their website--http://www.mexitan.com/. You might also want to bring rash guards if you're going to be doing much snorkeling. We actually took shorty wetsuits for our July/August visit, on the advice of people here, and were glad they did--they protected our backs from the sun and kept us nice and warm so we could stay out a long time.

Have a wonderful trip!

Reedsport, Oregon
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Ditto what Squeakycats said. We use shorty wetsuits for many reasons one to reduce need for sunscreen. And the sunscreen we use is Mexitan. We use the SPF 30 and it has lasted even longer than the recommended time when in water. And it's not only safer for the fish and coral but for you also.

http://www.mexitanproducts.com/

Rio Rancho, New...
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4. Re: Sunscreen

Some Snorkeling Tours have bio-sunscreen for customers. Might want to check if you're hiring a boat. Hope this helps.

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6. Re: Sunscreen

Try "Island Naturals", or any other natural foods store. The closest one i know of will be about 40 minutes away in Waimea town at the Parker Ranch Center.

You dont NEED it, but going with the non-toxic stuff is greatly appreciated. Thank you for doing your part.

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