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Ariel G (Sunnyvale, CA, US)
Perfectly comfortable and flattering

This is my first Waterlust sunsuit and I am in love. I normally feel self-conscious in swimsuits but not in this one. So grateful! Adorable pattern also.

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Julie - Slow Dive Casa Chihuahua (Bayahibe, 11, DO)
Amazing swimsuit!

When you dive every day, most of your shopping time for clothes is about swimsuits. I always try to shop eco responsible, but it is not easy for swimsuits. It is also hard to find swimsuits that protect you enough from the sun and are confortable to wear under a wetsuit. Waterlust has it all and the eagle ray swimsuit is amazing !

If you hesitate between 2 sizes, take the smallest one. The "Strong" size is slightly too large in the top part (like always for me), but it is ok.

If like me you hesitate to buy the swimsuit because it is pricey, it is true, but the quality of the product make it worth it, and It is nice to know that 10% of the profit will be donated to marine conservation and research project. The swimsuit is very confortable and it seems that it will last long. It is perfect for leisure or scientific diving but also for any aquatic sport, and it protect well my arms between the dives when I am on the boat.

Thank you Waterlust for your efforts to elaborate those products with recycled materials and to be completely transparent about the materials, transport, how it is done etc. We need more people like you in this world !

M
Meagen L (Mary Esther, FL, US)
Ray-ving about this suit!

I have loved Waterlust and their company’s ethics since I discovered them in 2021. The Eagle Ray pattern is my absolute favorite (I have all their other Eagle Ray clothing items), and I was over the moon when Waterlust made an Eagle Ray sun suit. I’m so glad I can use this multifunctional suit to raise awareness for one of my favorite marine creatures! This sun suit is perfect! It gave me just the right amount of coverage and support while playing in the waves with my kids and it felt incredibly comfortable. I can’t wait to pair it with my Eagle Ray shorts or leggings for summer dives (and hopefully see a couple actual Eagle Rays too). Don’t debate if you want one of their sun suits or not, go ahead and add one to your cart now. If you’re debating on what pattern, in my completely biased opinion, the Eagle Ray pattern is the best. I ordered a Mighty (also three cheers for their sizing terminology) which fit true to size for me.

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Spotted Eagle Ray Sun Suit

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10% of profits donated to Mote Marine Laboratory

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Known for their beautiful and unique spot patterns, spotted eagle rays fill key roles in the marine ecosystem. As both predators and prey, they eat animals such as clams and conchs, while also being eaten by large sharks. Worldwide, more than one-quarter of marine rays are threatened with extinction from targeted fisheries, bycatch and loss of habitat.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    2. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick-dry, moisture-wicking and breathability
    3. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    4. 100% chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    5. High neck collar, thumbholes at wrists, and medium back booty coverage
    6. Back zipper for easy entry, with a long paracord pull for easy zip up
    7. Raglan cut sleeves for great range of shoulder movement
    8. No shelf bra or padding. For more support, we suggest wearing a bikini top underneath
    9. Tag-less for comfort
  • Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

    Zipper pull: high tensile strength nylon paracord

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY the spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)

Photos by Robert Stansfield

Mote Marine Lab Logo10% of profits from your purchase will go directly toward the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program, to study the conservation, ecology and movement patterns of spotted eagle rays in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Founded by Eugenie Clark in 1955 , the program has been a leader in advancing the causes of shark and ray conservation worldwide. In 2009, Mote researchers initiated their conservation research project on the life history, reproduction, and population status of the spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari), a protected species in Florida but vulnerable in the rest of its range.

It is illegal to fish for or kill this beautiful and charismatic ray in Florida waters, however they are not protected under federal laws and international protections are limited as well. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an organization that establishes the conservation status of species worldwide, lists them as near-threatened with a decreasing population trend.

In some countries, spotted eagle rays are harvested as food and are caught as bycatch (unintentional catch in commercial fisheries that target other species). Spotted eagle rays also face a variety of threats from habitat loss, harmful algal blooms and entanglement in fishing gear. These threats, combined with their extremely low reproductive rate, make these rays vulnerable to population declines. To help create better conservation management plans for this species, Mote and other research institutions are defining the distribution, migration, feeding habits, growth rates and reproductive biology of spotted eagle rays.

Photo by Andy Deitsch/ Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote researchers tag spotted eagle rays to collect data on their life history, reproduction, and population status. Photo by Conor Goulding/ Mote Marine Laboratory

Photo by Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote biologists have sampled, tagged and released hundreds of spotted eagle rays off the Southwest Florida coast to gain a better understanding of their biology, population structure and migratory patterns in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Spotted Eagle Ray Project goals are two-fold:

  1. In collaboration with project partners, Mote biologists are collecting data to characterize the population structure, biology and ecology of this ray in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Western Atlantic.
  2. Mote biologists are engaging with community and citizen scientists to “rays” public awareness, enhance conservation capacity and improve educational outreach about spotted eagle rays and other marine rays around the world.

Photos by Conor Goulding/ Mote Marine Laboratory

Made from recycled materials

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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Ariel G (Sunnyvale, CA, US)
Perfectly comfortable and flattering

This is my first Waterlust sunsuit and I am in love. I normally feel self-conscious in swimsuits but not in this one. So grateful! Adorable pattern also.

J
Julie - Slow Dive Casa Chihuahua (Bayahibe, 11, DO)
Amazing swimsuit!

When you dive every day, most of your shopping time for clothes is about swimsuits. I always try to shop eco responsible, but it is not easy for swimsuits. It is also hard to find swimsuits that protect you enough from the sun and are confortable to wear under a wetsuit. Waterlust has it all and the eagle ray swimsuit is amazing !

If you hesitate between 2 sizes, take the smallest one. The "Strong" size is slightly too large in the top part (like always for me), but it is ok.

If like me you hesitate to buy the swimsuit because it is pricey, it is true, but the quality of the product make it worth it, and It is nice to know that 10% of the profit will be donated to marine conservation and research project. The swimsuit is very confortable and it seems that it will last long. It is perfect for leisure or scientific diving but also for any aquatic sport, and it protect well my arms between the dives when I am on the boat.

Thank you Waterlust for your efforts to elaborate those products with recycled materials and to be completely transparent about the materials, transport, how it is done etc. We need more people like you in this world !

M
Meagen L (Mary Esther, FL, US)
Ray-ving about this suit!

I have loved Waterlust and their company’s ethics since I discovered them in 2021. The Eagle Ray pattern is my absolute favorite (I have all their other Eagle Ray clothing items), and I was over the moon when Waterlust made an Eagle Ray sun suit. I’m so glad I can use this multifunctional suit to raise awareness for one of my favorite marine creatures! This sun suit is perfect! It gave me just the right amount of coverage and support while playing in the waves with my kids and it felt incredibly comfortable. I can’t wait to pair it with my Eagle Ray shorts or leggings for summer dives (and hopefully see a couple actual Eagle Rays too). Don’t debate if you want one of their sun suits or not, go ahead and add one to your cart now. If you’re debating on what pattern, in my completely biased opinion, the Eagle Ray pattern is the best. I ordered a Mighty (also three cheers for their sizing terminology) which fit true to size for me.