Swimming allows you to explore the sea surrounding your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
After you've brought yourself a wetsuit, you can explore the ocean and even go diving.
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Where to buy a wetsuit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Before you can go swimming in New Horizons, you need to buy a wetsuit.
To do this head down to your local Nook's Cranny and look inside the cabinet. There you'll find a wetsuit selling for 3,000 Bells.
You can also purchase a special Nook range wetsuit by visiting the Nook Stop in Residential Services and choosing the option 'Redeem Nook Miles.'
The black and turquoise wet suit will set you back 800 Nook Miles and, like all over Nook clothing, will arrive in the mail the day after you purchase it.
For an addition 500 Nook Miles you can also buy a Nook Inc. snorkel.
Once you've brought your swimming clothes of choice, it's time to go swimming!
How to swim in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
After you've brought a wetsuit it's time to explore the sea surrounding your island in New Horizons.
First, however, you need to put your wetsuit on, which is done exactly like how you change into every other clothing item. Simply find it in your inventory, select it and then choose the option - 'Wear.'
There are other swimming themed clothing, such as the scuba mask, which you can wear while swimming. These items, however, won't have an impact on your swimming or diving abilities.
Now that you're all suited up, it's time to head to the shore and get into the water.
You can either simply walk into the waves or dive bomb from one of the stony platforms dotted around your island by pressing A.
To swim you need to press A and then use the left analogue stick to decide which direction you wish to go in; simply decide which direction you want to go in and head that way.
How to dive in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Once you're out in the waves, it's time to experiment with diving.
In New Horizons, you can dive while swimming by pressing Y.
Doing this will allow you to disappear beneath the waves for a certain period of time and maybe even find a sea creature or two.
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Why you should swim and dive in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Aside from a relaxing way to spend a lazy afternoon, there are a couple of excellent reasons why you should spend some time swimming in New Horizons.
Have fun swimming!