How Should I Wear My Hair for Scuba Diving?

When scuba diving, your hair can be the last thing on your mind. But, it is just as important as your other safety gear when you are underwater.

It’s important to wear your hair in a way that won’t get in the way of any of your scuba diving gear or obstruct any of your vision. The best option for hair when scuba diving is to always wear it up and away from the face.

One way to keep hair away from the face while scuba diving is by having a tight braid or bun. This style will keep all of your hair out of your face and prevent it from getting tangled in any of the equipment you are wearing.

If you have long hair, consider putting it into two braids so that the weight of all of the hair isn’t concentrated in one area on the back of your head. Having two braids will help to keep them from falling out during a dive.

Those with shorter hair may want to use clips or barrettes to keep their locks away from their face while they dive. A bandana can also be used to tie back shorter styles while keeping them out of the way. This is especially helpful if you need to wear a mask with a tight seal as longer strands may interfere with its ability to stay put.

Regardless of what style you choose, make sure that whatever product you use won’t dissolve or wash away when exposed to water for long periods of time. You don’t want anything getting loose and floating around in the water while you are trying to take in all of its beauty.


When going scuba diving, it’s important that you wear your hair up and away from your face so that it doesn’t interfere with any safety gear or obstruct your vision underwater. A tight braid or bun is ideal for those with long hair, while shorter styles may require clips or barrettes for secure hold during a dive. Finally, make sure whatever product you use is water-resistant so that nothing comes undone during an extended period under water.

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Emma Gibson