Gifts for DiversKeep Calm and Scuba Dive Poster
Looking for gadgets, accessories and fun gifts for a diver? Art Director Elizabeth Fleener and Photo Editor Carrie Garcia found sure-to-please (or provoke a laugh) ideas for this holiday season!
1. Keep Calm and Scuba Dive Poster
Got a landlocked, stressed-out diver on your list? We admit it—we divers get stressed when we're not blowing bubbles. If you've got a lot of money, send your favorite diver on a scuba diving vacation. If not, this 8" x 10" poster is the perfect wall decoration for any diver. $8.99. Available from Etsy.
2. Scuba Diver Toy
We've got these on our desks in our office. Yes, sometimes we play with them, especially when we're on deadline :) $20.25. Available from Amazon.
3. Sterling Silver Fin Charm
For the woman who loves showing she's a diver. This sterling silver charm shows a scuba diving fin that measures approximately 3/4" tall and 1/4" wide. $9.95. Available from Etsy.
4. Deep Sea Baby Costume
This adorable outfit is an infant size (0-3 months) scuba set. It's great for creating a photo for birth announcements and invitations for ocean-themed birthday parties or to dress your baby for a photo shoot or costume party! The mask is made from soft felt to fit a 16.5" infant head circumference (available in older child and custom sizes, too). $25. Available from Etsy.
5. Diving Bell
This costume is also available in adult sizes. C'mon, you know you want it—it'll provide hours of fun! $18.14. Available from Amazon.
6. Diver License Plate
Fly the flag proudly! $5.95. Available from Divers Supply.
7. Morn Shark Bag
Compared to the other gifts on this list, the Morn Shark Bag is a bit pricey, but some of the proceeds go to the worthy shark-conservation group, Shark Savers. $35. Available from Shark Savers.
8. Deep Tea Diver Infuser
Anyone for a spot of tea? Just plunge this accessory into your mug, allow it to steep, then hoist it onto the coordinating silver tray as you enjoy a sip! $14.99. Available from Modcloth.
9. Van Halen Diver Down LP
Tell your favorite diver that he or she rocks :) The 1982 hard-rock album from Eddie and the boys features a bunch of cover songs, including the hit (Oh) Pretty Woman, Dancing in the Streets, Have All the Good Times Gone and Happy Trails. $4.99. Available from Amazon.
10. Scuba Santa Claus Christmas Cards
Send your holiday greetings with a whimsical card. $18. Available from CafePress.
11. Adopt A Manatee
Lots of marine conservation agencies offer opportunities to give a meaningful gift during the holiday season, so feel free to choose your favorite nonprofit. Here in Florida, the Save A Manatee Club has an annual manatee adoption that includes an adoption certificate and biography, both featuring a photo of the real manatee you have adopted, a membership handbook, and subscriptions to the Club’s newsletters, which feature updated reports on the manatees in the adoption program and a variety of other information. Shipping is free within the United States. Gift adoptions are sent with a personalized holiday message. Or, each new member who joins the Adopt-A-Manatee® program at $35 or more will receive the manatee adoption packet plus a free 2013 manatee wall calendar featuring 12 months of beautiful manatee photos and measuring 12" x 24" when open. Check out SportDiver.com for details.