Usually when the player's head is underwater, mining blocks takes 5 times as long as mining while out of water. Wearing armor with Aqua Affinity causes this penalty to be ignored. All levels have the same effect.
The related but distinct speed decrease for mining while floating also results in a 5 times decrease in mining speed. The penalty for floating is not affected by Aqua Affinity. Mining without Aqua Affinity while floating takes 25 times as long as mining while out of water.
|Name||Resource location||Translation key|
|Name||Resource location||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||Added Aqua Affinity.|
|1.13||18w07a||Aqua Affinity can now be applied on turtle shell.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Added Aqua Affinity.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added Aqua Affinity.|