Can something as simple as Sunscreen damage the reef and our Marine Eco-System?

FACT! The chemicals in many sunscreens causes direct damage to the reef which provides food, shelter and breeding grounds for many marine animals.

Close to 14,000 TONS of sunscreen end up on the reef every year!

To promote healthy sunscreen choices that protect the reef, Ultimate is now offering complimentary REEF-SAFE Sunscreen to our guests on all our snorkel trips!

When buying sunscreen look for ingredients like titanium or zinc oxide and AVOID the following ingredients:

  • Oxybenzone
  • Butylparaben
  • Octinoxate
  • 4-Methylbenzylidine Camphor

Unfortunately chemical like oxybenzone, draw nutrients from coral and bleach it white. They can also disrupt the life cycles and growth of fish and other marine life.

Here are a few brands of reef-safe sunscreen you can buy and use on your next sunny ocean trip!
  • Raw Love Sunscreen (Now offered on our Snorkel Trips!)
  • Maui Surfer Honey Natural Sunscreen
  • Badger Sunscreen Cream
  • Green Screen D Organic Sunscreen
  • BurnOut Ocean Tested Physical Sunscreen
  • All Terrain KidSport
  • Star Naturals Sunscreen Stick

Happy Snorkeling!