The Best Gifts for Scuba Divers
So… it’s that time of year again and you’re stuck with what to buy your buddy! So you think, what does every scuba diver hope to receive as a present? Well… That’s easy, Scuba diver gifts of course! In most cases, it’s probably a dive holiday! But, if that gift, in particular, is a little above your current pay grade, don’t worry! Here at Ocean Scuba Dive, we have got you covered!
If you are looking for the best gifts for scuba divers, great presents for your dive buddy or simply just a present for someone who loves the ocean, this list of the best scuba diving gifts will have just the thing. I have added in some old and new favorites for all those ocean lovers, along with a mixture of items to suit everyone’s budget to really help you find the best scuba diver gift there is!
Happy shopping and most importantly happy holidays!
How to Find the Best Scuba Diving Gifts
Start with Your Local Dive Shop
If you are buying a scuba diving gift for an already certified scuba diver, there is a good chance that they might be known at their local dive shop. Why not take a trip down there to ask if they know the person in question and if they have noticed anything he/she may have had their eye on in the shop. It is a great way to find out exactly what diver gift to get and also to support your local community!
Within the world of diving, there are scuba accessories that every diver needs and then there are the really cool scuba gifts that we all want! Staff members within the dive shop would be able to help you assemble a scuba gifts set of the necessities. This could include defog, o-rings, a gear marking pen, mask strap or even a scuba diver decal. Maybe a dry bag is what your scuba enthusiast is looking for. Take a look at this Cressi dry bag designed for boating and all water sports. It’s an all-purpose waterproof bag, for reliable protection for scuba gear.
If you have a higher budget, why not look at taking your recipient to get a new scuba dive mask. A brand new scuba diving mask might just be the perfect treat for them! With new styles and all kinds of brands to choose from you can be sure together you can find the best scuba diving mask for your budget. Check out this top-level dive mask from ScubaPro, an excellent choice of scuba diving gift for any diver. Or for more options check out our Top 10 Best Dive Mask Reviews.
Maybe your dive buddy is looking for a new dive regulator? The Scubapro MK11C370 Scuba Regulator is included in our Best Dive Regulators reviews and we love it! Again, it sits around the higher price budget, but you can be certain that your Scuba enthusiast will love it!
For the big spenders, or you people that really want to make someone happy!!… Invest in a dive computer for your buddy! An essential, and a potentially life-saving piece of dive gear! Save them having to rent their next dive computer from a shop and get them the latest piece of tech! This Suunto Eon Steel dive computer has everything they need and more! For some lower price options check out our list of best dive computers.
Scuba Diving Gifts for Beginners
If your scuba diver gift is for someone that loves the idea of scuba diving but hasn’t yet had the chance to try it, the best scuba diving gift would be a dive experience. Some divers would actually prefer a scuba diver gift experience given the choice over other things. I understand that. For these type of people, ask your local diver center if they offer private classes or what dive excursions they have available.
Gift Vouchers for Discover Scuba Diving® Session
Ask your local dive center if they offer any gift cards or vouchers for dive courses or Discover Scuba Diving pool sessions. This will allow your special someone to Dive In and get their passion for the underwater world started, which is ultimately the best scuba diving gift.
If you have a holiday coming up or just know that the person you are buying for has always wanted to do a diving certification then this is the perfect gift for them! Why not surprise them with a scuba diver gift experience. PADI offers an array of online eLearning courses all the way up to Divemaster or Instructor. Gift passes can be customized and redeemed at any PADI® Dive Center or Resort worldwide.
Plan ahead of their scuba course buy getting them some scuba accessories. Once they are qualified they will need somewhere to store their log books and certificate cards. This scuba diving binder, complete with refills and a dry tech bag is the perfect scuba diving gift for a beginner.
Scuba Diving Gifts for Advanced Divers
Good scuba divers are constantly learning. Why not treat your advanced diver to their next certification? Or even a specialty course? Advanced scuba divers are always looking for the next best thing. Whether this is the best dive location or the newest dive computer. Whatever your budget, there will be something scuba related that they would love to receive as a scuba gift!
Treat them to Their Next Scuba Diving Adventure
Having already experienced the thrills of exploring the underwater world, certified divers will know that there is so much more to discover. Help your scuba diver improve their skills by treating them to another PADI dive course, making a great scuba diver gift. If they like to travel, why not get this super cool scuba diving gift idea, a scratch off the world map. Every country they scuba dive in, they can scratch off on this map to discover as many places as possible. Cool huh?!
Digital Underwater Photographer Course
If you have ever noticed that diver friend who shares underwater photos or videos, they might love something photography related. If they haven’t already, why not treat them to a Digital Underwater Photography Course? Or maybe a new GoPro camera? If they already have one of these they might like a floating grip handle for it. This will keep their GoPro afloat better than ever before so they can shoot in and around of the water worry-free. The bright orange cap piece is easy to spot if it ever drops it in the water.
The Best T-shirts and other Clothing Gifts for Scuba Divers
One of the best things about being a scuba diver is telling people that you’re a scuba diver. Why not help get that conversation started with a unique piece of clothing to highlight this awesome hobby? Whether this is a really cool t-shirt or some nice ocean themed jewelry we have a great selection of gifts for divers right here. Take a look!
This awesome Evolution of Man Funny Scuba Diving T-Shirt is a great scuba gift for anyone wanting to show off their hobby. It comes in men, women and children’s design. A great choice of gift for all ages.
These cufflinks make a great scuba diving gift for any diver. They are divers flag cufflinks in red with the diagonal white stripe, ideal for anyone wanting to show of their hobby even at special events!
Great Scuba Gift Ideas for Kids
If you’re the adventurous uncle or auntie who wants to share your love for everything scuba but your niece or nephew are a little too young for a Bubblemaker Experience, why not treat them to a scuba diver gift that is something ocean related to helping get their interests peaked?
Have you ever dreamed of being a mermaid like Ariel when you were a kid? Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be able to be adorable and comfortable at the same time? Imagine your little scuba enthusiast in this mermaid tail blanket, not only will they feel cozy and warm, they will look a goddess from the sea too!
Having a party and want to really show off? This remote – controlled Air Swimmers Flying Shark “swims” effortlessly through the air and is so cool. Its the best scuba diving gift for ages 8 and up! It’s a helium-filled Great White Shark balloon that you can maneuver through the air via remote control. It swims from room to room with lifelike shark movements. A great gift for all young divers and shark lovers!
Scuba Diving Gifts for the Home
Let’s face it, us divers are happiest when under the water. But we all know that we can’t dive 24/7, unfortunately. So why not help your diver friend or relative bring their love for scuba back home with them with a great scuba diving gift like this awesome you’re my lobster mug from Friends.
Planning a party, or even just having a bbq? This fun Shark Fin Ice Tray mold will go down a blast in your drinks! It’s a great way to show your friends and family how cool sharks really are!
Awesome Gift Ideas for Shark Lovers
Scuba divers are often shark lovers. Let’s face it, they are the spokespeople for sharks. I love sharks. I mean I tell people all the time that the ocean gets its saltiness from misunderstood sharks tears. Anywho… I for one would not complain if I was to end up with a pair of I Love Sharks socks or a shark stapler as a present, they make great gifts for scuba diver!
Take a look at this Rittle Whale Shark Cute Mini Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. An ideal gift for any whale shark lover. This mini Bluetooth wireless speaker packs an impressive, powerful, rich, clear, room-filling Sound with a 3W audio driver!
For other divers who may have a little more mature sensibility, I really love this Big Sharks Print canvas. It would love great in shark lovers home! And visitors could admire this piece of art too!
Awesome Gift Ideas for Whale and Dolphin Lovers
Maybe the recipient of your scuba diving gift prefers whales or Dolphins? I mean, that’s another thing that all of us scuba divers love about the ocean! This Couple Whale Keychain is super cute and it makes the perfect whale gift. Simply add your keys to them or attach them to your handbag. Keep one for yourself and pass the other one on for that special touch!
These adorable Narwhal USB powered footwarmers are a whale lovers dream! With cute smiling eyes and rosy cheeks, they will just remind you it’s going to be a wonderfully comfy day. With their cute Kawaii design, anyone who receives these as a gift will be showing them off to everyone they know!
Gift Ideas for Scuba Divers Who Love to Travel
Scuba diving often requires an element of travel, and with that, most scuba divers love to see different parts of the world. So why not incorporate travel into their scuba diving gift! Every traveler needs a water bottle and this Eat Sleep Dive bottle is great to add to their cool scuba gear!
Every traveler needs a travel bag, and this one has a whale shark on it! Enough said.
Give the Gift of Giving
This has got to be a favorite of mine and one of the best scuba diving gift there is. The gift of giving. Forget all the materialistic stuff, why not make that special someone’s day by adopting their favorite marine animal or making a donation in their name. Check out some of the amazing things you can do today.
Adopt a Whale Shark
Use this special time to give back to our oceans by adopting a whale shark for your ocean lover. Help support the Maldives Whale Shark Research Program (MWSRP) and the Shark Trust foundation with your gift. The Shark Trust is a well-respected advocate for shark protection which is working to safeguard shark, skate and ray populations.
Contributions start from just £20 GBP and range from standard to higher levels. Your scuba diver will receive an adoption pack which is presented in a shark illustrated A4 folder, including a personal certificate and other items which would make a lovely gift set and a great scuba diver gift.
Make a Donation to Project Aware
If that special someone loves sharks, what better way to surprise them by making a donation in their name to Project Aware. Project Aware is a dedicated community support network which helps marine life thrive without the deadly threats of marine debris, overfishing, bycatch and unregulated trade. Each contribution goes towards the protection of oceans, removal of marine debris and the protection of sharks and rays all around the world. A great scuba diver gift for those who love ocean conservation.
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For more great gifts for scuba diver who wish to give back, check out our Project Ocean Page.
Gift Cards for Scuba Divers
If you are really stuck for choice, or as many of us do, have left things until last minute, don’t worry. Still got you covered. With a wide selection of extensive diving and scuba gear around the world, you won’t be able to go wrong with a Scuba Gift Card to let your recipient find themselves the best scuba diving gift.
Leisure Pro Gift Card
LeisurePro have some of the most trusted brands known to all kinds of scuba divers. Along with all the essentials and also some great deals, your scuba diver will be able to find their perfect gift with their LeisurePro.com Gift Card from brands such as Cressi, Mares, and ScubaPro all thanks to you!
SimplyScuba Gift Card
SimplyScuba have stock for every type of diving style for every dive location. Their huge range of stock differs from fins, wetsuits and mask to regulators, BCDs and dive computers along with everything else that comes in between. Get your SimpleScuba Gift Card today to surprise that scuba diver!
So there you have it, whether you are looking for ideas for a scuba themed party, want to find whale themed gifts or are just looking for the best scuba diver gift out there! We hope we have given you some inspiration and that this list helps you find the perfect scuba diver gift!
Happy shopping and of course, happy diving!