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Eco-friendly sunblock for diving?

Posted By: vegasbill

Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 12:33 AM

Just wondering if there is any kind of sunblock allowed while diving the reefs. We haven't booked dives yet but will be there 7/9-7/23.

Thanks, Karissa & Bill...
Posted By: papashine

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 12:43 AM

I gotta admit I havn't really gave that one much thought. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I'm sure you are allowed to where the sunblock of your choice. cool
Posted By: vegasbill

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 03:27 AM

Thanks papashine. The reason I ask is we got open water certified off of Cozumal and they had restrictions on sunblock. There was an eco-safe one but we have forgotten the brand.

Karissa & Bill...
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 03:39 AM

vegasbill? Did they follow you around in Cozumel to make sure you didnt "tinkle"? Eco-safe sunblock? Oi ger vilt!
Posted By: vegasbill

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 04:00 AM

They claimed the chemicals in regular sunblock would harm the living coral. We are just novice divers!
Posted By: Tommy G

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 04:04 AM

That's the same thing we were told in Playa Del Carmen last year.
Posted By: Tommy G

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 04:07 AM

Oh, by the way HI everyone I'm Tommy G from Denver.
Posted By: captjeff

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 02:11 PM

rykat too funy lol..there is lots of humor in you..
Posted By: JeanH

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 02:46 PM

The Eco-parks south of Playa del Carmen in Mexico do police what sort of sunscreen you where. Either buy theirs, or use biodegradable. All that oil in the water with the regular stuff kills the critters we all want to see in the water.
Posted By: lucky boy

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/26/05 03:28 PM

There's a terrific sunscreen product that's chemical-free and biodegradable. Mexitan is all natural and would be an ideal choice for diving the reefs. Check it out www.mexitan.com
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Eco-friendly sunblock for diving? - 06/27/05 04:52 PM

gotta keep those serious topics on the "light" side Capt Jeff!
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