Christmas time is only around the corner and with Christmas comes presents! If you have a friend or a loved one who is becoming a scuba diver or is already an experienced diver, what about buying something related to their passion of diving? We have created a list of the Best Christmas Presents for Scuba Divers which are perfect for anyone who loves to dive.
Here are our top picks for the Best Christmas Presents for Scuba Divers:
For Beginner Scuba Divers;
Here are the staple pieces of equipment for any and every scuba diver, however it is less likely that a beginner will have these essential parts of a divers gear;
The mask is an essential piece of equipment for all scuba divers, so if you are going to spend money on a mask, it should be of good quality which will last. The majority of beginner divers buy a cheap mask and end up having the poorest visibility throughout a dive, I know from personal experience that they also break quite easily. If you invest in a good quality mask, not only will it be comfortable, it will also help make your dive more enjoyable, opening your eyes to the world that lies beneath the surface. The brand new ‘Atom Aquatics Venom Mask’ is not only one of the best masks available, the new model has an UltraClear Schott Superwite glass lens which has excellent optical clarity. The SubFrame design has hydrodynamic styling and has no external frame.The price of this gift ranges between – $199.95 – $249.95 / £80 – £130
The snorkel is another vital part of a divers gear however, buying a snorkel is pretty easy and it really is a one-size fits all. The ‘Oceanic Ultradry’ is one of the best snorkels available for beginner scuba divers. With its 100% silicone mouthpiece, dry top float valve, one way purge valve and a quick release mask strap retainer, this snorkel is one of the best and a perfect gift for new scuba diver.The price of this gift is $59.99 / £30
The ‘Cressi Reaction Ebs’ fins are the perfect fins for all scuba divers including beginners. Cressi is the most technically advanced fin available and comes in a range of colours. The blade is made from polypropylene material, which is lightweight, streamlined and can help to create a powerful motion through the water. These fins also include easy-release straps, perfect for the end of your dive when you are preparing to board the boat.
The price of these fins vary from $99.95 – $147.00 / £60-£80
For Qualified and Advanced Divers;
If your friend or loved on is a fully qualified or advanced diver, then buying something a little more technical is a great idea.
Having a dive torch is not essential but can be a great asset to a diver. Once you reach a certain depth, colours disappear, so having a good quality torch can help to show the colours that are missing. In addition, if you are diving a wreck or around a reef, then using a torch can help you to see what is hiding in the cracks and crevices. The ‘Scuba Pro Nova 200’ is the perfect light for regular divers and can be used as a backup light for more technical dives. It is medium sized and can last between 14 to 18 hours. Battery powered and simple to use, this is the perfect gift for any scuba diver. Priced from $84 / £41
Pebble Smart Stick Charger
Once you are on the dive boat there is no outlet to charge your appliances, so if you forgot to charge your phone and you wanted to use it during the dive as a camera, then you won’t be able to use it and therefore will not be able to capture those unbelievable moments. The ‘Pebble Smart Stick Charger’ is the answer! No bigger than a pack of polo mints, this small and lightweight charger is perfect for traveling. With 5 adapters included, which can be used for the most popular mobile devices this mini portable charger is a great accessory for scuba divers. The price of this gift is around $29.95 / £20
Scuba Pro Micro Fibre Towel
This exceptionally lightweight and fast drying towel is perfect for any and every scuba diver. Not only is it hard to dry off after a dive, you usually complete 2 or 3 dives during the day and need a dry towel for each. All you have to do is use it and hang it up and it dries extremely quickly. This gift offers the perfect way to avoid soggy problems. Priced at $40 / £20
If You REALLY Love Someone…
iGills iPhone Under-Water Housing
The ‘iGills’ for the iPhone 5/5s/5c is not an underwater case, which only covers a phone, it is an underwater housing, which protects the phone. When used in unison with the free diving app, this phone housing can transform your phone into a fully-fledged smart diving system. It turns your phone into a dive computer with air, nitrox and gage modes. It can reach up to depths of 60 metres so is perfect for recreational diving. The iGills is certainly an all-rounder of a product and will have the recipient jumping for joy when they open this gift, I know I certainly would be. This gift is priced at $299
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A dive computer is a great and fast way to get all the necessary information about your dive. However, this computer is certainly the perfect gift for any geek out there. The ‘Oceanic Data Mask’ is the James Bond of all dive computers, this air-integrated mask/dive computer has an LCD screen which can provide vital information about your dive, this can include; depth, bottom time and surface time all without taking your eyes off your incredible surroundings.This amazing gift is priced at $1099.95
BUY NOW: LeisurePro.com
Still Don’t Know? Get A Voucher
If you are still not sure what to get your scuba friend or loved one this Christmas, then a voucher is always a great idea, not only can they go and pick something out, but you will not have to go through that awkward silence, when they realize that they already have the gift that you bought for them.
There are so many amazing gifts that you could buy for a scuba diver this Christmas however, the presents above are just a small selection of what is available.
Do you have a perfect gift for a Scuba Diver in your life? Tell us in the comments below!