Andaman is a beautiful archipelago of islands, but with extreme beauty it also offer the tropical sun. It is an all-year-round tourist destination which is why it is important to carry essentials when you are roaming the beaches or snorkelling. It is of utmost importance to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays, while protecting the coral reefs is equally important.
Some sunscreens contain elements that are harmful to coral reefs, and the amount that is dumped into the ocean each year—an estimated 14,000 tons—is alarming. The solution, though, is as simple as switching your sunscreen. It simply implies that you must learn which elements to stay away from and what substitutes to seek. Checking the sunscreen’s active components is the first step in purchasing reef-safe sunscreen. We advise an SPF 30 in these lotions and sprays because they are simpler to apply. However, you may also use any SPF greater than 25.
Here is some budget-friendly and coral reef-friendly sunscreen for you to pack: –
- Patchouli Glow, 82ºE
- Manda SPF 50
- Thinksport Sunscreen SPF 50+
- Kimberly Sayer SPF 30
- Badger SPF 30+
These are some coral reefs friendly sunscreens which are available in India as well as worldwide. Always keep yourself and the ocean protected.