Environmental Concerns

Reef Safe Sunscreens

Chemicals in many sunlocks damage reefs when in concentrations of only a few parts per trillion (a drop or two in an Olympic size swimming pool. Please check and use safe ones. 

Below is a list of sunscreens that are oxybenzone and octinoxate free (chemicals that the NOAA states are harmful to coral reefs). 

  • Thinksport Safe Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
  • Badger Sport Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Cream (SPF 35)
  • Raw Elements Non-Nano Zinc Oxide Sunscreen (SPF 30)
  • Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen – Titanium And Zinc Oxide Formula SPF 30+
  • Sun Bum Reef Friendly Ingredients Sunscreen (SPF 30)
  • KLAR Pure Zinc Oxide SPF 30 Biodegradable Reef Safe
  • TruKid Sunny Days SPF 30 Mineral Based Sunscreen
  • Kokua Hawaiian Reef Safe Natural Zinc Sunscreen SPF 50
  • Tropical Sands Biodegradable Mineral Sunscreen (SPF 30)
  • Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Lotion (SPF 30)
  • All Good Oxybenzone Free Non Nano Sunscreen
  • Stream2Sea Biodegradable Non Nano Titanium Dioxide Sunscreen (SPF 30)
For more information, visit this link to Snorkel and Fins, where the above information was taken from.

Biodegradable Boat Cleaning Products

  • Thetford Marine Boat Wash
  • Meguiar’s Gel Wash
  • ConcrobiumXT EcoWash
  • Shurhold’s Yacht Brite Brite Wash
  • Simple Green All-Purpose
  • 4U Concentrated Cleaner
  • West Marine Pure Oceans Boat Soap
  • Spray Nine Boat Soap
  • Soft Scrub with Bleach Cleanser
  • Spray Nine Green Marine Multi.
  • Thetford Marine Deck Cleaner
  • West Marine Pure Oceans All Surface

For more information, see this Boat US article, where they tested the above cleaners (and others) for biodegradability and cleaning power.