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Based on 89 reviews
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Elizabeth Butler (Harwood, MD, US)
Comfortable

I was afraid the suit wouldn’t fit but it fits well without being too tight, it’s also warm but doesn’t make you too hot

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Katey (Oxnard, CA, US)
Great quality, but

I really like this suit but I wish it had removable pads built in. Also I’m 5’6 125 lbs and the small was way too tight around the butt (just fyi for all you big booty judys). I ordered a size up and it fits better, but it’s loose in the waist.

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Yamila Lopez
I LOVE ITTTTTTT

I got everything whale shark related , & they all fit so well , I’m buying more soon !!!

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Shelley Johnson (East Northport, NY, US)
Great fit. Beautiful design. STURDY FABRIC.

I am pleasantly surprised by the durability of the fabric. Much more substantial than a typical dive skin. I plan to order another

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Braxton (Albuquerque, NM, US)
Welcome to the 'Pod'

I can't express how excited I was when my sun suit came in and was able to test it out in the waters. Being 5'4 and weighing close to 160lbs, size M for Mighty fit snug like a glove and hugged me in all the right places all the while smoothing out my love-handles. With even room left for some stretching! I definitely got some glances as I strutted through the locker room on my way to the pool (with the lack of salt-water in the desert, chlorine testing was my only option for now). Swimming in the water was very comfortable- with the suit supporting me as I stroked through the chlorinated H2O. If whale sharks traveled in pods/herds, I can only hopelessly fantasize about being recognized as kin. Safe to say I love the suit! After testing, there is minimal thread fraying with the print remaining pristine. Other than loving my suit, I am utterly grateful for what this store stands for by selling products with the environment, and its inhabitants, in mind.

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Nanlyn Akin (LaBelle, FL, US)
Perfect!

Great cause, great fit, beautiful print - I love this suit. Plan on wearing it paddle boarding and out with my students when we study producers and consumers at the beach next month.

Whale Shark Warrior Sun Suit

Environmental Impact
Size Guide

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 89 reviews
88%
(78)
9%
(8)
3%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
E
Elizabeth Butler (Harwood, MD, US)
Comfortable

I was afraid the suit wouldn’t fit but it fits well without being too tight, it’s also warm but doesn’t make you too hot

K
Katey (Oxnard, CA, US)
Great quality, but

I really like this suit but I wish it had removable pads built in. Also I’m 5’6 125 lbs and the small was way too tight around the butt (just fyi for all you big booty judys). I ordered a size up and it fits better, but it’s loose in the waist.

Y
Yamila Lopez
I LOVE ITTTTTTT

I got everything whale shark related , & they all fit so well , I’m buying more soon !!!

S
Shelley Johnson (East Northport, NY, US)
Great fit. Beautiful design. STURDY FABRIC.

I am pleasantly surprised by the durability of the fabric. Much more substantial than a typical dive skin. I plan to order another

B
Braxton (Albuquerque, NM, US)
Welcome to the 'Pod'

I can't express how excited I was when my sun suit came in and was able to test it out in the waters. Being 5'4 and weighing close to 160lbs, size M for Mighty fit snug like a glove and hugged me in all the right places all the while smoothing out my love-handles. With even room left for some stretching! I definitely got some glances as I strutted through the locker room on my way to the pool (with the lack of salt-water in the desert, chlorine testing was my only option for now). Swimming in the water was very comfortable- with the suit supporting me as I stroked through the chlorinated H2O. If whale sharks traveled in pods/herds, I can only hopelessly fantasize about being recognized as kin. Safe to say I love the suit! After testing, there is minimal thread fraying with the print remaining pristine. Other than loving my suit, I am utterly grateful for what this store stands for by selling products with the environment, and its inhabitants, in mind.

N
Nanlyn Akin (LaBelle, FL, US)
Perfect!

Great cause, great fit, beautiful print - I love this suit. Plan on wearing it paddle boarding and out with my students when we study producers and consumers at the beach next month.

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