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Whale Shark Warrior FULL-BODY Sun Suit

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Designed for diving, snorkeling, swimming, surfing, kiting, winging... you get the idea. If the ocean is your happy place but you recognize the importance of skin protection, these suits are for you! Versatile too - wear it alone or as a base layer to help you easily slip in and out of your wetsuit on those colder days.

Characteristic spots and stripes adorn the largest fish in the sea forming an intricate pattern, like a warrior painted for battle. Scientists use these distinctive markings to identify individual whale sharks. Like a fingerprint, each is as unique and special as the last.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    2. 100% chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    3. High neck collar and thumbholes at wrists to protect the tops of your hands
    4. Raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable leg inseam lengths of 31”, 29”, 27”, 25”, 23”, 8”, 4”, and 2”. Crop the long legs to your favorite shorty length, or customize for your height. Learn how here.
    5. Strong front zipper for easy entry and adjustable neck/chest coverage
    6. Raglan cut sleeves for great range of shoulder movement
    7. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick-dry, moisture-wicking and breathability
    8. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    9. No shelf bra or padding. For more support, we suggest wearing a bikini top underneath
    10. Tag-less for comfort
  • Our signature fabric is sleek, soft, and luxurious, while strong, substantial, and resilient. It’s got a gummy, supportive, and smoothing stretchiness you’ll love, comfortably hugging you in all the right places. 

    Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

UPF 50+ Sun Protection (Max Rating Achievable)

100% Fade-Proof From Chlorine, Sun & Saltwater

Anti-Microbial = Smell-Resistant

Fibers Mechanically Engineered For Quick-Dry & Moisture-Wicking

Made From Recycled Materials

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Advocate Apparel Inspired by the largest fish in the sea, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within.

Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance. Research into the lives of these gentle giants can help us to manage their populations and keep these magnificent fish in the ocean where they belong.

5% of sales from your purchase of this product are donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

“Waterlust's support provides critical seed funding for us to rapidly develop and implement whale shark conservation projects in areas where this globally-endangered species is most at risk. This includes Mozambique, where our research and awareness work helped the government decide to fully protect whale sharks just a few weeks ago. We love working with a company that is so committed to making a positive change in the world.”

Dr. Simon Pierce, Co-Founder / Principal Scientist

the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Customer Reviews

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Martha Coupe Schneider (Charlottesville, VA, US)
Martha’s review

Very disappointed with this suit, sizing was not accurate and the zipper would not stay up. I am returning it.

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Nina (New York, NY, US)
Awesome dive skin!

I got this sun suit ahead of a warm-water dive trip as my primary exposure protection (I used to dive in a 3mm shortie wetsuit for warm water, but was soooooo sick of the horrible tan lines) - it could not have been a more perfect choice! Easy to get on (even on Day 1 when it was totally dry) and remove, comfy to dive in, and I’m sure would also be great as an extra layer and to help get into a wetsuit (I wore it on its own for diving in 80F+ water in Roatan and also don’t mind being a little cool, so your mileage may vary on wearing it alone). Found the sizing info on the site to be just right.

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Sabrina Sears (Beckley, WV, US)
Far Superior!

The quality of my Whale Shark Warrior Full-Body Sun Suit is far superior to any other skins that I have owned! It is evident in the fabric and workmanship of the material. The fit is perfect. It has thumbs, and is a length that will fit any diver. I feel privileged to wear my Waterlust apparel!

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R (New York, NY, US)
So excited to rock my new suit as a conservation ecologist in Indonesia!!!

I am moving to Indonesia next month to join their government’s conservation research program so i have been looking for a modest bathing suit to wear with my friends and colleagues to the beach. And since whale sharks are an important part of ecotourism and the local ecosystem, this was clearly the best choice! Especially because my arms and legs are disproportionately long for my torso and struggle to find one-piece items that fit. I don’t even have to hem these!

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Paige Gyldersleve (Beaverton, OR, US)
Perfect fit

I love this sun suit. It fits perfectly and I can’t wait for the pools to open this summer.

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Ginger Harrison (Woodland Hills, CA, US)
AWESOME SUIT

I love the fit and material is soft and the colors are brilliant! This was worth the wait!!!

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