It’s summer time in Animal Crossing New Horizons and what better way to celebrate than to take a dip in blue waters! In the latest free update, players get the feature of swimming and diving which has been seen in New Leaf before. This summer update is going to be super fun with a lot of new additions to keep you hooked. We are most excited to see what we come across while swimming in the water around our island, albeit virtually. If you are excited for it too, then let’s take a look at how to dive and swim in ACNH.
How to Swim in ACNH?
The summer update is now live so make sure that you have updated to this new version to enjoy this fun experience. Here’s how swimming and diving will work in ACNH.
Where to Find Wet Suit Location in ACNH?
When you update the game, you will see that wet suits will be available for sale in Nook’s Cranny for 3000 Bells. That is exactly what you need to purchase because it will enable you to dive and swim when you wear it. You can also get it from the Nook Stop (under Novelties) for 800 Nook Miles. It will delivered to you by mail. There’s also a wet suit in the Nook Shopping > Special Goods section so check that out too.
Another important thing to remember is that you can only swim in the ocean and not the rivers and ponds of your island. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere where it is winter right now, you can still swim! Thankfully, this feature is not based on seasons.
Players will also get access to a snorkel mask to make their swimming experience even more fun. But there isn’t a compulsion to use this mask for a swim.
How to Catch Sea Creatures in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Note that when you dive in the deep waters, you will see a lot of new creatures lying under the ocean like sea stars, spotted garden eel, scallops and possibly some jellyfish. You can catch them by pressing the Y button and then donate these sea creatures to Blathers. Interestingly, they will also follow a seasonal and time-based pattern like fish and bugs. You will not be able to catch fish by swimming though, because they will swim away if you are near them.
Sometimes, Pascal (an Otter) will show up while you are swimming and when you interact with him, you will get some sweet rewards too. If you find a scallop, you can trade it with Pascal for a mermaid-based DIY recipe. This opens up a lot of awesome opportunities for players.
Now, here’s how to actually go for a swim – press A to dive from an edge (wearing a wet suit is absolutely necessary) or to simply enter the water from the beach. If you want to do a little flip, you have to run from a short distance and press A right when you are at the edge.
To stop swimming, simply move towards the beach area and your character will transition to walking automatically. You can get back to your regular clothes by removing the wet suit that you have equipped.
This is everything you need to know about this new feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This seems to be the perfect way to virtually cool off in the hot summer. For more useful tips, check out our ACNH Wiki page right away.