Looking for gadgets, accessories and fun gifts for a diver? Here are 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. 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 :) $24 + shipping. 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). Special order only. Available from Mahalo.
5. Diving Bell Costume
This costume is also available in adult sizes. C'mon, you know you want it — it'll provide hours of fun! $24.98 + shipping. Available from Amazon.
6. Diver License Plate
Fly the flag proudly! $4.95. 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! $9.99. 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. $17.18. 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.