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Whale Shark Warrior Sun Suit

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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

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

Based on 156 reviews
Carolina (New York, NY, US)
Lovely but not perfect. Neck hole is TOO tight

Although the design is beautiful, it fits right everywhere except the neck! And I have a relatively thin neck! Which is a real shame because it’s just not functional. How can I freedive with something that feels like it’s chocking me? Since I’m leaving the country and can’t return it, it’ll just be a pretty suit to take photos on and not for the intended purpose (actual swimming and for the price, I’m gutted about that).
I have surf/sun suits from many other brands and never had this issue.

Dylan Chavarria (San Antonio, TX, US)
Love it Love it LOVE IT!

I previously bought the tiger shark sun suit and it has performed so well and I finally decided it’s time to get a second one to switch between and I’m so excited about the whale shark suit and I’m even happier to know it’s going to be great for swimming and diving this summer!

Sabrina Valladares (Hanover, MD, US)

This swim suit is everything I could ask for, the quality is really good and it’s very soft, the zipper in the back is great but I think the string attached to it could be a bit longer, other than that absolutely no complaints here!

Hawkeye (Coralville, IA, US)
Very thick material

Love the concept however the material is quite heavy. I feel like I might sweat to death if I actually wore it to the beach.

pWyeexCwZh TxCisEq0fC (New Paltz, NY, US)
Love swimsuit

Love the swimsuit but it's a little bit bunchy in he back.

Jen Koehler (Oklahoma City, OK, US)
neck too tight

i absolutely love this suit fabric and design. my only issue is the neck hole was too tight for my neck. i thought i would loosen zipper a bit to accommodate but it promptly unzipped. Sadly had to exchange