Hanauma Bay Supports
Use a water resistant sunscreen which will be more likely to stay on your skin and out of the water. Sunscreen washes off your body when swimming and enters the marine environment. Try to avoid oxybenzone (the most common compound), octinoxate (which is more toxic), and octocrylene which can kill coral and damage coral reefs. Use lotions and creams instead of sprays, which are more likely to stick to the sand than your skin. When the tide comes in, this chemical-covered sand is then carried out into the ocean, which can lead to additional contamination.