Essential ear protection for watersport lovers

Prevent swimmer’s or surfer’s ear or other in-ear infections with SnugsAqua Protect. Custom-fit creates the perfect in-ear seal for maximum waterproof protection; this limits the ear canal’s exposure to cold, chlorinated or contaminated water and reduces risk of infection. Available with (or without) an Awareness filter. Perfect for swimming, surfing, and all other water sports.

Designed to give the perfect canal seal, SnugsAqua (Protect) will protect your ears when in the water.

New SnugsAqua (Protect) with Awareness Filter, uses DR 5dB attenuated filters which retain spatiality and sound directionality, on the water specifically as they are waterproof. Keep your ears dry, clean and ventilated while hearing everything around you. Surfers and Triathletes love this product as they can hear everything without any spatial distortion while keeping their ears dry.

3D printed for you in a medical grade soft silicone using special colours of red and blue fluorescent, designed to be seen easily when in the water, with lanyard supplied to keep your swim plugs together.

Lacquered for a smooth hygienic/cleanable surface, allowing for years of use. Simply a better, more environmentally friendly option; non-toxic to people, our planet (including our oceans) compared with plastic based or disposable foam earplugs.

Snugs Aqua is the perfect choice for both In and On water activities: such as: Swimming, Lane Swimming, Open Water swimming, Triathlon Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Board Diving

On Water activities include Surfers, Sailing with Crew, Sailing alone, Powerboats, Jetskis, Stand-up Paddle board, Kayakers, Canoeist, Windsurfers, Body Boarders, Kitesurfers, Wake boarders and Waterskiers.


Professional custom fitting

SnugsAqua waterproof earplugs are custom-fitted using your physical ear impressions of each ear. To get this done, you need to visit an audiologist. It’s a quick, painless procedure where they inject a foam solution into your ear to make an exact mold. This ensures your Snugs fit perfectly. And you only need to do it once.

Please note: The audiologist will charge you separately for the impressions – this is not included in the price of your Snugs.

Physical Ear Impressions By Audiologist For Custom Fitting

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Choose the Snugs you want and order them. We'll send you an email with details on the type of fitting you need.

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Here's a list of Audiologists we recommend. But, please feel free to use one you know.

Send us your ear impressions

Complete your fitting at the Audiologist and post your ear impressions to us. We scan these to create your 3D file and make your custom fit tips.

Sarah Jackson, Professional Windsurfer & Instructor

“The SnugsAqua (Protect) with awareness filter is amazing for being able to still have a conversation on the water, so I don’t have to keep taking my plugs in and out. It’s just like normal but I know I’m protecting my ears at the same time so it’s the best of both worlds!”


SnugsAqua (Protect) tips help prevent ear infections and problems such as swimmer and surfer’s ear. As they are made from your physical ear impressions, they provide a perfect canal seal, which prevents water getting into and damaging your ears.

If you are continuously exposing your ears to cold water, then your ears will naturally start to protect themselves and ‘close up’; the bone of the ear canal develops multiple bony growths called exostoses. Over time this will develop to partial or complete blockage of the ear canal, causing hearing loss and also makes your ears more susceptible to ear infection. This is called surfers ear; if you are a surfer or do other watersports, then it is important to use earplugs to protect your ears and their long-term health. For more details on the need to protect your ears in water, see our Blog on Snugs in the water

If you would like to listen to music, podcasts or even take a call, whilst out on the water see Snugs Aqua (Music)

With Filtered plugs you still hear everything around you, while maintaining the waterproof seal. Using the DEC DR 5 db attenuated waterproof filter in our Swim ‘m’ Surf designed Snug, allows surfers to hear the waves and have maximum spatial awareness. Swimmers can now hear their friends and swimming instructors. All the time maintaining a waterproof seal to ensure cold or chemicalised water does not get in.

Keep your ears dry, clean and ventilated while hearing everything around you.

Our filter ensures a constant air flowing through the ear, this ventilation minimises the occlusion effect and avoids irritation within the ear canal.

Surfers love this product as they can hear everything without any spatial distortion while keeping their ears dry.

Supplied with DEC’s DR 5dB attenuated filters. The best attenuated filters in the world CE certified to EN352.

Yes: SnugsAqua (Protect) tips are custom-fitted to match the unique shape and size of your ears and as such our returns policy may differ from that commonly offered with non-custom fit products. We offer a 30-day remake policy, where we will adjust the size and remake your SnugsAqua (Protect) tips, so they fit better. In most cases, this works out great for our customers. However, if you’re still not satisfied, then we’ll be happy to offer you a refund or gift card.

All Snugs are made from medical-grade silicone which will sit comfortably in your ear.

If you use your Snugs a lot, there will likely be a build-up of natural oils. If this is the case, you can then wash them in hand-hot soapy water (washing up liquid works best), and allow them to dry naturally. You can also wipe over the drivers with an alcoholic wipe to remove the natural oils. Do not use anything abrasive when cleaning your Snugs as this may damage the silicone.

Yes, you can order SnugsAqua (Protect) of any Snugs products for someone else but please note that you will need to order in their name. Alternatively, you can order them a gift card here

  • 1 x pair of Snugs custom fit swim plugs
  • Cord to attach the Snugs to be worn around the back of your neck
  • Ballistic Carry Case
  • Comfort Balm
  • Filtered product only:  a pair of DEC DR 5 attenuated filters
  • Fit Guarantee – If you are not happy with the fit of your Snugs, we will remake them within 30 days of receipt

The range of Noise Reduction Ratings (NRR) for established hearing protectors is approximately 0 to 30. Higher number denotes greater effectiveness and protection possible for a few motivated proficient users to achieve or exceed.

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