Green blurry images of Santa Claus diving in a quarry with his beard caught in his regulators are appearing on our newsfeed which has induced the annual Christmas panic – what on earth does one buy their dive buddies for Christmas?
Hoping to avoid another year of inappropriate gifts for your darling diver? Struggling for inspiration after a less wet year than planned? Or, perhaps like lots of people, you haven’t even thought about Christmas shopping yet?
Don’t worry…. we have panicked on your behalf and trolled the internet high and low for our top toys and essentials at all price points so you can just sit back and just click buy me now on one of these rad presents. If you are a diver reading this then share this article stat to avoid getting a present you don’t want.
The 2020 Scuba Christmas Gift Guide
Divevolk Mobile Phone Housing
For those divers who love taking photos with the phone above the surface, then why not gift them the opportunity to test out their skills underwater. Divevolk is a super lightweight housing for a smartphone that allows full access to all the functions of the phone so they can capture all the best moments from their dives, and have them neatly ready to use on their phone when they surface from the dive. Works for iPhone 6 to 12, Samsung, Huawei, and all other Android Phones.
Price: $259 USD / £194 GBP / €217 EUR
BUY NOW – DiveVolk
Atomic Aquatics Scuba Heat
Whether your diver is a regular visitor to the colder climes or has talked about doing so then there is a super cool and new technology that is available to this to protect their equipment from failure showing you care about their safety.
Scuba Heat attaches to the regs and ensures the second stage regulator stays protected from freezing and free-flow even in extremely cold conditions. It also heats the cold air from your tank before you inhale, and drastically reduces the risk of Cold Stress. Like a cup of tea on a cold morning but for your scuba equipment!
Price: $349 USD / £359.95 GBP / €308 EUR
BUY NOW – Atomic Aquatics
The Dive Hair Don’t Care Starter Pack
For those divers that rock an unruly mop (or just long hair) then help them secure and protect it in style with these awesome dive hair accessory kits from Girls That Scuba. Inside you will find a buff, a mask strap cover, and one scrunchie inspired by some of GTS’s favorite marine creatures! Also, Scrunchies are totally trending topside right now!
Choose from Whale Shark, Sea Turtle, Lion Fish, and Blue Ring Octopus patterns.
Price: £24.99 GBP / $34 USD / €28 EUR
BUY NOW – Girls That Scuba
The diver’s answer to a Swiss army knife designed for where and when it matters the most, in the field. It is as small as a credit-card but has all the functions of a multi-tool, 16 tools in one in fact, with virtually every essential tool you could need at those challenging waterside moments, precisely engineered and made from durable materials to create a quality, handy tool. Available in Stainless Steel or Titanium.
Price: £49.96 GBP / $67 USD / €56 EUR
BUY NOW – Pandora Labs
360 Observe Mirror
There is a great advantage for all divers to be able to see more while they are diving and the 360 Observe allows your diver to maintain eyes on all aspects of their adventure. Your diver can, even in thick neoprene gloves, mount the 360 Observe mirror neatly on the wrist/hand pr mount onto a piece of hardware by using its adjustable strap. Let your diver safely monitor their group, conduct bubble checks at depth autonomously, emphasize light signals both topside and underwater, and safely navigate a surface swim without having to take their eye off the course ahead.
Also, it’s very good for checking the snot situation upon surfacing…
Price: £19.95 GBP / $27 USD / €23 EUR
BUY NOW – DirDirect
Treat your Diver to something extra special this year and give them a Suunto D5. Nordic design at its finest, this easy-to-use dive rechargeable computer is not only super stylish but with its transflective screen, is super visible in all conditions allowing your diver to see their key dive details giving them more time to focus on the underwater world. The watch comes with the option to choose a strap from its extensive range meaning this can be made into a highly personalized gift.
With the D5’s wireless capabilities, pair it with a Suunto Tank POD and read your remaining gas pressure with a glance at your wrist. The gift that keeps on giving, pair with Suunto app you can transfer all your dives over Bluetooth to your mobile, keep track of adventures alongside your buddies, and analyze performance with the digital dive profiles.
Price: $929 USD / £610 GBP / €649
BUY NOW – Amazon
Fourth Element Thermocline Socks
The Scuba equivalent to the traditional garish seasonal sock is…. another pair of socks. Not your average novelty pair your dive buddy may expect, but true technical comfort and joy. Add some peace of mind to your cart at the same time as these products have Fourth Element’s Ocean Positive seal of approval. From the socks to the packaging, Fourth Element ensure everything they do leads to a more sustainable business for the good of the ocean.
Thermocline socks – ideal for inside your wetsuit boots this neoprene alternative not only keeps your diver’s feet warm (up to 2mm of neoprene worth of warmth) but with their shiny glide skin, make donning and doffing a slippery breeze. Plus they are neutrally buoyant for those concerned with floaty feet and machine washable for those concerned with stinky feet.
Price: £42.50 GBP / $57 USD / €48 EUR
BUY NOW – Fourth Element
Paralenz Vaquita Camera
Designed for every diver, Paralenz has created the Vaquita camera with one thing in mind, to capture the underwater world seamlessly in up to 4K. No more time spent editing bizarre color corrections post-dive on a laptop, the depth color correction (DCC) automatically adjusts to the white balance of the depth the diver is recording at, and videos are easily managed and moved about with the app. Now coming with a real-time viewpoint so the diver can see what they are shooting on the true color OLED screen.
In the true Paralanz spirit of making each dive count, the Vaquita can automatically record and share valuable ocean data with their conservation partners to help protect our watery world.
Housed in a small sleek aluminum body, your diver will never want to leave the surface without it again either held perfectly in the palm of their hand or mounted to a mask or helmet to catch the action from upfront.
Price: €749 EUR / £669 GBP / $893 USD
BUY NOW – Paralenz
Into The Planet
Inspire and ignite your buddy’s sense of adventure with Jill Heinerth’s epic memoir, released in August, Into the Planet. A thrilling insight into places that Henreith has dived, many of which defy the imagination. Within her gripping adventures, Jill’s autobiography explores life-or-death decision-making in critical underwater situations, her experiences within the dive industry, and the challenges she has overcome.
Price: $25.52 USD / £23.24 GBP / €23.38 EUR
BUY NOW – Amazon
Support Your Local Dive Shop
The perfect solution when you just can’t find the right gift, you’re short of time, inclination, and feel like your diving buddy seemingly has it all! Support your buddy’s local dive shop with a thoughtful gift voucher, you can give your bubble loving friend what they want, cater to your exact budget, and avoid disappointment. Find out your Buddy’s local dive shop and buy the cold hard cash they can spend to their heart’s desire.
BUY NOW – Find Your Local Dive Store
DeeperBlue.com Official Clothing
If there is one thing a diver loves to do, they tell the world that they are a diver. Help them achieve this goal in style and support us on our mission to keep you informed about all things oceans with our awesome clothes bundles!
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Price: $22.50 USD / £19 GBP / €21.50
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