If doing a two tank boat dive in the Caribbean, is the Shark Zen long sleeve adequate for sun protection?

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asked Apr 7, 2017 in Scuba Diving by chrisesty (35 points)

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answered Apr 10, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
selected Apr 12, 2017 by chrisesty
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I wore one and dove in it for 4 days of 2 tank dives and had no problems with sun exposure.This was in Cozumel
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answered Apr 11, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Yes, it would be, but make sure to drink plenty of water, I have had a few cramps due to not staying well hydrated.
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answered Apr 12, 2017 by Pablo (1,108 points)
For the body yes, but in shallower water I believe in head protection like a buff. It is amazing how fast your head can burn in the water.
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answered Apr 13, 2017 by revgramza (1,095 points)
The shark Zen long sleeve shirts are awesome for sun protection.  I've just returned from a week in Cozumel.  I used a 3 mil long sleeve (Fourth Element) shirt for diving.  For the boat I used a Shark Zen long sleeve shirt, a buff to protect my neck, and a hat.
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