Your ostomy should not stop you from enjoying swimming, hot tubs, snorkeling or diving!
Some people tape the edges of the flange or use flange extenders to prevent lifting or melting in the water. Blow drying may help re-adhere the edges of your flange (on low). If you’ve changed your flange before swimming, it’s a good idea to wait an hour before going in to make sure it has adhered properly. Ostomy pouch filters may lose functionality if they get wet, so some use a sticker or tape to cover them while in water. If you wear a wet suit for water sports, you should empty the appliance before suiting up. You may need to come back up to re-empty sooner than your diving companions. Remember that the great majority of ‘normal’ people have lumps, bumps and imperfections on their bodies, so it is unlikely anyone will notice your ostomy.