Are you stuck getting a special something for the diver in your life? It can be very hard especially if you’re not a diver yourself. Don’t worry though because we’ve got your back! Here are 10 of the best gifts to get the diver in your life.
The Ipanema Mirror Sunglasses from Cressi are the perfect match for a warm water diver. These sunglasses have a hydrophobic coating meaning they are water resistant, making it easier to see even when on a live aboard. The lenses are also mirrored and polarized giving you crystal clear vision with no glare.
The Dry75 from Apeks has been created to keep up with the harshest of terrains and conditions. Not only is it designed to keep your equipment dry from outside elements but you can put your wet gear in it and it will stop anything else getting wet, which is pretty handy when coming back from a dive site. The Dry75 comes with comfortable straps, which feature pre-bent D rings (just like your BCD) and a chest strap. With 75 litres to play with you won’t have any worries about what kit to bring.
Every diver would love to have a dSMB for Christmas and the Mares XR DSMB is the cream of the crop. This dSMB comes in the traditional dayglo orange or emergency yellow with reflective tape on the top which is coast guard approved. This dSMB also comes with a transparent window at the top so you can transfer wetnotes to the surface. A Stainless steel D ring allows you to attach the dSMB easily with a bungee loop to let you wrap up the dSMB neatly in your pocket.
The 15m spool from Blue Orb is a lightweight sleek design spool. The aluminium construction means it’s super lightweight (0.16kg), corrosion resistant and very strong. This is a great finger spool, and with its bright purple colour and yellow line, it will stand out. Which is handy if you’re in low viz.
Looking for a cheap but effective underwater video camera? Well the Becam is definitely worth taking a look at! The camera is 12 megapixels and can film up to 1920p with 60 frames per second. The Becam can fit to any GoPro style mount but it also comes with many itself, including:
The men’s solar watch from Seiko is great for the diver who doesn’t like changing batteries! This watch uses light (natural and artificial) to recharge the internal battery making the Solar maintenance free. One minute of daylight will power the watch for an hour, it’s water resistant for 200 metres and is made from stainless steel with hardlex crystal.
Want to give your diver buddy a classic this Christmas? Then the Hangair is a must! This is perfect for drying wetsuits, drysuits, turnout gear, protective clothing and even rainsuits. The high-powered waterproof fan pushes out 120 cubic feet of air per minute, eliminating development of bad odours. With the low voltage power, it will be safe to hook up pretty much anywhere. The Hangair is every diver’s dream gift.
Know someone who wants to be the next superman diver? Then the Arrow tee is for them. This tee has a classic fit making it great for all shapes and sizes. Made from combed cotton its lightweight and breathable. The design has been hand printed to ensure quality that will last for years. Let the diver you love live out his fantasy of looking like superman around the dive site with this awesome tee.
The Eagle jacket from Santi is designed to keep you warm in the harshest of conditions. The jacket is waterproof with thinsulate insulation micro fleece which will keep you nice and warm. The jacket has high-vis tapes and prints making you stand out. The Eagle features 10 pockets overall, hand protection cuffs, Velcro tapes for emblems, waterproof zips on the sleeves and has waterproof seams.
Why not get the diver in your life a tough duffel bag with wet and dry compartments. The Steel is the perfect size for a carry on, the outer shell is made from tough durable material and it even comes with padded backpack straps. You can separate your wet and dry gear inside the duffel making it great when coming back from a dive site. Even the zippers are waterproof!
Which scuba treat will you be putting under the tree this year?