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Based on 80 reviews
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Ashley (Jupiter, FL, US)
Whale shark sun suit

Amazing!!!! Love the print!

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Jill Cooke (Palm Coast, FL, US)
Well designed and Unique

I have owned many one piece surfer suits but none like this one. The material is not flimsy. I love the length of the arms as well as the length of the cord. The design is so unique and looks exactly like the photos on line. The sizing is right on. The only think I would like to see is a little more elasticity but I understand that could undermine the earth friendless of the material. I plan to get another soon.

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Amy Gaunt (Chicago, IL, US)
What fun!

Good fit in an XL for my 16 petite frame. I bought the whole outfit. I can trim the leggings if I want or tuck them into my fin boots.
Material is thick, not flimsy. I plan to try them scuba diving 🤿 next week.

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Linda Jones
Pretty but not a good fit for all body types.

I was so excited to get this sunsuit to go along with the whale shark swim leggings, but sadly, it just isn’t a comfortable fit at all. I am a size small and the torso length is just fine, but the arm length is way too long and the way the material is cut under the arms is very uncomfortable and rubs too much under the arm. I am returning the item but still like the swim leggings.

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Leonie Isaac-Pile
Winner!

Love my new winter cozzie. Thicker than I expected which was a bonus. Haven’t warn it in the sea yet as the sea is still warm. But can’t wait for it to get chillier so I can enjoy it. Lovely fit, I’m UK 12/14 and I brought ‘Legendary’ size. Really great quality. Couldn’t fault it.

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Pamela Reyes (Lake Forest, IL, US)
Perfection

This is my second sun suit. I’m a recreational pool swimmer doing laps every other day for physical and mental health. Not only does this suit fits as described it wears beautifully. This is a winner.

Whale Shark Warrior Sun Suit

Environmental Impact
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10% of profits donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

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. 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 LARGEST FISH IN THE SEA,THE WHALE SHARK (RHINCODON TYPUS)

Whale shark printed sun suit front, side and back view with a whale shark in the background

Marine Megafauna Foundation LogoWhale 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.

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.

Photo by Simon Pierce of The Marine Megafauna Foundation

Photo by The Madagascar Whale Shark Project

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. The Marine Megafauna Foundation is one group that is helping to shed light on the population structure, migratory patterns and the conservation requirements of these threatened sharks. Created in 2009, they aim to research, protect and conserve the large populations of marine megafauna (large marine species) found along the Mozambican coastline. Almost all whale sharks encountered by divers are juveniles and most are males. Where the school-bus-sized mature sharks swim, what they eat and where the females give birth has long been a mystery, however their team is now very close to making these discoveries. 10% of profits from your purchase will go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation for satellite tags that are needed to track the movements of these large female whale sharks.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - visit our sustainability page here to learn more

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Customer Reviews

Based on 80 reviews
89%
(71)
8%
(6)
4%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Ashley (Jupiter, FL, US)
Whale shark sun suit

Amazing!!!! Love the print!

J
Jill Cooke (Palm Coast, FL, US)
Well designed and Unique

I have owned many one piece surfer suits but none like this one. The material is not flimsy. I love the length of the arms as well as the length of the cord. The design is so unique and looks exactly like the photos on line. The sizing is right on. The only think I would like to see is a little more elasticity but I understand that could undermine the earth friendless of the material. I plan to get another soon.

A
Amy Gaunt (Chicago, IL, US)
What fun!

Good fit in an XL for my 16 petite frame. I bought the whole outfit. I can trim the leggings if I want or tuck them into my fin boots.
Material is thick, not flimsy. I plan to try them scuba diving 🤿 next week.

L
Linda Jones
Pretty but not a good fit for all body types.

I was so excited to get this sunsuit to go along with the whale shark swim leggings, but sadly, it just isn’t a comfortable fit at all. I am a size small and the torso length is just fine, but the arm length is way too long and the way the material is cut under the arms is very uncomfortable and rubs too much under the arm. I am returning the item but still like the swim leggings.

L
Leonie Isaac-Pile
Winner!

Love my new winter cozzie. Thicker than I expected which was a bonus. Haven’t warn it in the sea yet as the sea is still warm. But can’t wait for it to get chillier so I can enjoy it. Lovely fit, I’m UK 12/14 and I brought ‘Legendary’ size. Really great quality. Couldn’t fault it.

P
Pamela Reyes (Lake Forest, IL, US)
Perfection

This is my second sun suit. I’m a recreational pool swimmer doing laps every other day for physical and mental health. Not only does this suit fits as described it wears beautifully. This is a winner.

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