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You need to come up with a gift for someone on your list who is a dive nut. Well you’re in luck because when it comes to scuba diver gifts all sorts of little, and big, things are available that will bring a warm gleam to your diver’s eyes, and the various options can fill all budget requirements.
Comfort Straps, these are especially popular with the ladies and the long haired men; they make putting on the mask easy and painless. Expect to pay under $10, if you make a large purchase like a camera or a dive boat; have them toss it into the deal, a great stocking stuffer or workplace gift.
A metal probe – figure about $15. More than that and you pay too much. The probe is great for sticking into holes and for banging on your tank when you find something interesting while poking in the holes. Probes are usually 12 to 15 inches long, and should have a lanyard for attaching to the buoyancy control devce (BCD). They make great toys for scuba kids of all ages, especially the 35 to 55 year old kids on your gift list.
Emergency horns, these attach to the low pressure inflator hose of the BCD, and make a lot of noise when you press the button. An emergency horn is great for getting your buddies attention either when you have a problem, or find that rare sea creature. Expect to pay around $50 for this excellent piece of safety gear.
Form fitting mouthpiece for the regulator. These are like football or boxing teeth protectors. You soak them in hot water and they mold to your mouth. That makes for less jaw fatigue, so your diver can enjoy the dive without the distraction of pain in that area. And you’ll hear more stories of the fish that they saw on the trip. Figure less than $30 for a good form-fitting mouthpiece.
Cameras, there are a lot of great digital cameras on the market now that have underwater housings made to fit the camera specifically. You can get a new unit camera and housing for a little over $500. An underwater photo or video setup is an excellent gift for the special diver in your life. One of the best in this price range is the Olympus with the Sony Cyber shot a close second. A recent, and excellent, still shot/video camera on the scuba diving scene is the Go-Pro Hero 2, which right around the $500 range (depending on the attachments you get).
A night dive light, These you can definately go overboard with (pardon the pun). You can get little ones starting around $15 for looking into holes on day dives. And the prices head from that up to $400 or more for exotic gas lights that are great for lighting underwater airstrips and parking lots. There are also strobe lights for cameras.
You can make your gift extra special by bookng a scuba vacation for two to a dive resort. Or charter space on a dive liveaboard. Go along whether you dive or not, and make it a romantic fun vacation any time of year. For the US you’ll find some great packages to the Caribbean and Hawaii, for Europe look at the Red Sea and South East Asia for the best scuba diving package deals.
This is a short list. You can also get a dive shop tee shirt, and pin a gift certificate to it good at their favorite dive shop. If you pay close attention to their wants this is always a winner, because all divers have a secret list that they want to fill.
If you what your diver wants most your options are plentiful, and you’ll have no problem finding a scuba diver gift to make her or his diving activities much more enjoyable.
Fred Tittle has lived in holiday vacation resorts his entire life, from Lake Geneva’s Playboy Club, as a rock jock for KSPN FM in Aspen Colorado, Hawaii Scuba Diving in Waikiki and EcoSea Dive in Sihanoukville Cambodia where he teaches PADI & SSI Scuba Diving and runs liveaboards & adventure tours, http://www.ecosea.com
Fred’s new project http://www.CheapCharliesHotels.com where he reviews Asia cheap hotels , budget guesthouses & discount accommodations in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Burma, Philippines, Singapore Australia but really is an excuse to vacation more, China is next
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