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Sea Turtle Survival Reversible Top

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The unique scalation on their carapace, flippers and head makes the sea turtle a geometric wonder of patterns and colors. Our print features the earthy tones of Chelonia mydas, commonly known as the green sea turtle, a mysterious and charismatic nomad of tropical and subtropical seas around the planet.

    1. Seamless, reversible design for versatility and comfort
    2. Mid level support- wear for diving, yoga, swimming, lifting, surfing, etc.
    3. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    4. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    5. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    6. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    7. Tear away tag
  • 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

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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We ship orders same or next business day. Free priority shipping on all U.S. orders over $150, free express international shipping over $300.

Packaged responsibly

We lovingly prepare each one of our orders for its journey to you using the best packaging materials we can find with the least environmental impact.

Free returns + exchanges

Free within the U.S. International orders must pay return postage. Exchanges orders can be placed immediately with an instant credit.

Happiness Guaranteed

We stand behind every product we make. If you have a problem, we will solve it with the relentless determination of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

Advocate Apparel Inspired by the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

A solitary species that rarely interacts with others outside of mating rituals, sea turtles struggle to survive from the day they hatch out of their egg. Sea turtle mortality rates are depressingly high, about 99% of juveniles will meet their demise before reaching sexual maturity.

6 out of the 7 species of sea turtles are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as either vulnerable or critically endangered. Marine turtles are threatened by pollution, marine plastics and debris, climate change, boat strikes, poaching and bycatch, and habitat loss.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to The Florida State University Marine Turtle Research, Ecology and Conservation Group

“Waterlust support allows our lab to collect biological and ecological data on sea turtles both at their foraging and nesting areas, to inform their management and conservation.”

Dr. Mariana Fuentes

The Florida State University Marine Turtle Research, Ecology and Conservation Group

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Kathleen Williams (Louisville, KY, US)
Comfy, love the prints

I love that these are reversible. I wear a medium in bra’s (32/34 C) and got a small. It fits pretty good with no major bouncing. The bra has no padding but it also didn’t make me completely flat.

Ali (Bradenton, FL, US)

I love how comfortable this top is! So, wether you’re diving or working out it’s comfy and cute. I would love to see these have long sleeves to help protect against the sun! I would buy it asap! 😍🙌🎉

Victoria Clements (Walnut Creek, CA, US)
Sea turtles should be proud

The pattern on the top is amazing and it’s so comfy and supportive at the same time! I got my package and immediately wore the top for about 5 hours. I can’t wait to add to my collection!

Erika Schreiber (Glenwood, MD, US)

Love this print! My daughter pairs the blue and white side with some navy compression shorts and the turtle side with her black bikini bottoms! It fits her great, gives her some compression but not uni-boob. She wears a 36 C/D, 5 ft 4 in tall, and about 150 lbs.

Stephanie (Taiohae, M, PF)
Comfortable and secure

I love the seamless design. I usually wear a rashguard and often a wetsuit or similar tight exposure suit when snorkeling or diving, and I struggle to find women's swimsuit tops without buckles or ties that fit comfortably under other swim clothes. This top fits very comfortably and is great as a swim top or a tank top. It offers a fair bit of coverage, for sun protection or just security/comfort, compared to similar sports bras or swim tops. It offers enough support and is thick enough that I don't need a bra when wearing it as a shirt, although my cup size is small. I love the reversible pattern. Because of the snug design and thick fabric, this top can be a bit challenging to get off, but it is doable, and most swim tops without buckles or ties present a similar challenge.

Suzanne E (Ponte Vedra, FL, US)
I love all your products!

Thanks for the great customer service in processing my exchange and responding so promptly to my emails! I’d say this top runs true to size. I’m 5’8” and around 125 lbs and the medium fits well. I get soooo many compliments on my tops and leggings!