| Spoil your underwater buddy |

Dear fellow lover of the blue,

Searching for the perfect gift to give that special water-loving friend, family member or dive buddy? Here at iDiveBlue, we would like to help you pick the best gift possible for the water sports enthusiast in your life. We’ve created a list of great gift options spanning a range of water sports, including:

  • Beginners scuba diving
  • Advanced scuba diving
  • Freediving
  • Spearfishing
  • Snorkeling

We made sure to include some tried and true classics while also mixing in a few newer found favorites. No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.

Keep diving blue,

Nate and Bill

BEST GIFTS FOR SCUBA DIVERS

1. SCUBAPRO MASK STRAP

A great scuba diving gift for women or men with long hair, the Scubapro mask strap has a soft neoprene form which is great for reducing hair tangling. Another excellent feature is the bright orange coloring, which can help identify your buddy in a sea of clear and black mask straps. If loud colors aren’t your thing but you still want in on this cheap scuba diving gift, there are a variety of others colors as well, one of which is sure to fit your style.

2. VOLADOR 2000 LUMEN

An essential for night diving, the VOLADOR 2000 Lumen is a rechargeable dive light functional at depths of up to 150 meters. It features a body made of aircraft-grade aluminum, which means it won’t corrode. The 2000 lumen feature is no joke, emitting a bright, white light beam while underwater. Luckily, it features high, medium and low settings which help conserve battery life. When the batteries do run low, they can be easily recharged, a massive plus for sustainability.

3. MARES PUCK PRO WRIST DIVE COMPUTER

A dive computer is your best friend while diving and you need to pick one that best suits your needs. The Mares Puck Pro Wrist Dive Computer is a beautiful combination of ease, simplicity, and function. It is super intuitive and has just one button, meaning you won’t waste time fiddling. It also features a large display which makes for easy reading. The simple design is paired with dual Air/Nitrox capabilities, making this dive computer a perfect gift for any scuba enthusiast, from the early beginner all the way through to the more experienced Nitrox diver.

4. PROMATE TITANIUM DIVING KNIVES

While comparing dive knives, it’s important to think about why you want the knife. The Promate Titanium Diving Knives require little or no maintenance because titanium knives don’t rust. This dive knife also features a rubber molded handle, a feature that helps give a secure hold. The blade has a serrated edge for chewing through rope while the sharp edge is ideal for cutting wire and fishing line. The notch in the blade is ideal for snipping fishing line or monofilament in a hurry. These Promate diving knives come in many colors as well as two tip types: sharp, for precision cutting and stabbing bottom fish, and blunt, for turning screws or using as leverage. Not to mention the titanium knife’s butt makes an ideal tank banger. With so many customizable options and great features, the Promate Titanium Knife is a perfect scuba knife with a lot to offer any level of diver.

5. LUMISTICKS

Perfect for a rave or night diving, multi-coloured Lumisticks make for fun and cheap scuba diving gifts. At night all flashlight beams look mostly the same. Tell others divers and your buddy apart with ease by attaching a Lumistick to the top of everyone’s tank. Equally swell is color-coding groups of divers. This feature is ideal for making sure you stick with your group, while onlookers can identify which group is where.

6. CRESSI GARA 3000 LD FREEDIVING FINS

The Cressi Gara 3000 LD freediving fins are a classic long blade fin, a perfect gift for both spearos and freedivers. What makes these freediving fins so special is the softer material of the blades, a feature that requires less muscle effort per kick than harder designs. That means freedivers and spearos can use them longer, adding hours at a time to their experience. These long blade freediving fins are great for getting from the surface to the bottom as quickly as possible, making the most of a single breath for freedivers surveying the bottom or spearos on the hunt. A beloved classic, they would make a great addition to any spearfishing or freediving gear bag.

7. MARES MESH DIVE BAG

Sometimes size does matter, as is the case with the best dive bags. Mares scuba has done it again with an absolute monstrosity, the Mares mesh dive bag. Characteristic to the bag is its 1100 Denier heavy duty material and extensive storage space, meaning you can comfortably fit all of your gear, properly keep it dry and still have room left to spare.

8. SCUBAPRO JET FINS

Scubapro Jet Fins are among the best scuba fins in the world. These fins feature a rubber construction and compact shape, which helps keep them durable. Meanwhile, the vented design lowers drag on the up-stroke and increases thrust on the down-stroke, providing power with each kick. They are also light, and their blades easily fit in luggage, making them ideal travel fins as well. The mix of durability and power is why many advanced divers choose Scubapro Jet Fins.

9. MARES HYBRID PRO-TEC SCUBA DIVING BCD

The best BCDs a great fit with functionality. This Mares Hybrid Pro Tec Scuba Diving Buoyancy Compensator has both in spades. It is made from Alutex, a sturdy material that holds up incredibly well over time. However, the real upside is its perfect fit: with pre-shaped and reinforced shoulder pads working in tandem with a lumbar suspension system, you can enjoy the ultimate close-fit comfort while diving. Moreover, at only 5 pounds, it is perhaps one of the best travel BCDs to come from Mares scuba.

10. BOOTIE-FIN HYBRIDS

The best snorkel fins are the ones you don’t trip over. These cool, compact Bootie-Fin Hybrids are the perfect size for travel fins, light and easily stowed away in a dive bag. The shoe-like sole slightly raised off the ground makes walking on land a breeze while the polymer blend material makes them float. The soft neoprene design of the bootie makes them flexible and soft, key components of blister prevention. The neoprene boot also has a Velcro strap across the top which can adjust, creating different sizes for the same pair of flippers.

11. MARES HEAD SEA PALS SNORKEL SET

Looking for snorkeling gear for kids that won’t be forgotten at the beach? Try the Mares Head by Sea Pals Snorkel Set. It’s the perfect gift for shark lovers as well as other sea creatures, with each snorkel set customized to a certain sea animal. The smaller fin blades make for ideal travel fins due to their compact size and lightweight. Additionally, the dry snorkel makes sure kids will have an easy time of snorkeling, guarding against splashing while also being easy to purge.

12. HEAD SEA VU FULL FACE SNORKEL MASK

Stunning underwater views and anti-fog mask technology are just a few benefits of the Head Sea Vu full face snorkel mask. This product has a full face design, which is great because it allows natural breathing through both your nose and mouth while your face is in the water, which means breathing while snorkeling will be more relaxing than ever. The full face design also circulates breathing up to the dry snorkel without fogging up the mask. Hooray! And, as always, the dry snorkel prevents against splashing while being easy to purge.

13. PROMATE PRESCRIPTION PURGE MASK

Purge masks with dry snorkels, such as the Promate Prescription Purge Mask, are a must-have for snorkelers who don’t enjoy flooding their masks to clear them, as well as underwater photographers. With expensive photography equipment aligned to catch the perfect shot, sometimes free hands aren’t available or tipping the head back isn’t possible. To clear purge masks, just breath out sharply through the nose, which the purge valve is located under. One minute there’s a bit of water in your mask and the next, you’ve purged the mask and can get back to your photography. This clear purge mask also comes in a variety of colors and prescription lenses, making it an ideal gift for absolutely everyone.

14. MARES VIPER MASK

What makes for the best freediving mask? Ease of equalization. That means you need a mask that has low volume while also being large enough to not restrict peripheral vision or touch your eyelashes. The Mares Viper Mask is a free dive mask hailed by free divers and spearos alike. It has a smooth skirt without a second inside lip, a feature that sets the mask apart from competitors and allows for perfect fit. Also, the mask’s small volume creates less head drag, creating a smoother swimming experience. Whether you’re looking for first-time freediving gear or to update your collection, the Mares Viper Mask is a hands-down outstanding selection.

15. G-SHOCK GLIDE CASUAL

One of the best gifts for scuba divers and water lovers is the one that tells them when to get into the water. Enter the G-Shock Glide Casual, a unisex Casio digital diving watch. While most competitors tap out at a mere 30 meters, the Casio dive watch boasts a 200-meter water resistance, a crucial feature for any scuba diver, freediver or spearo heading into the depths. Additionally, the Casio dive watch has a lunar graph function which charts tide phases based on lunar cycles, a useful feature for surfers, fisherman, scuba divers, spearos and freedivers looking for high, slack and low tides.

16. JOTO’s UNIVERSAL WATERPROOF CASE

JOTO’s Universal Waterproof Case is a brilliant addition to any dive bag or snorkeling bag. This scuba diving phone case features a universal fit which can accommodate all smartphones up to 6.0” in diagonal size. It also has a clear window on both the front and the back, making photo and video capture seamless. While on this list we’re focusing on it as a dive phone case due to its 30-meter waterproof certification, it also protects against snow and dirt, making this not only a great gift for scuba lovers but also multi-sport enthusiasts.

17. GOPRO SUPER SUIT

What does your GoPro HERO need to capture your underwater adventures? A Super Suit!! The first step in GoPro Care is to get a GoPro case which will keep it protected underwater. It is crucial that you find out your exact GoPro model so it can be matched correctly to the housing. GoPro Super Suit (Uber Protection) provides the ultimate safe housing for your device down to 60 meters. Once your GoPro HERO is in the GoPro case Super Suit then all you have to do is get underwater and press record.

18. GOPRO FLOATY BACKDOOR

An inexpensive scuba diving gift, yet one with priceless utility, is the GoPro Floaty Backdoor. It features two adhesive anchors and camera tethers for use in extreme conditions, with a large-sized plastic float for high buoyancy. Those features, along with its bright orange coloring helps make sure that your GoPro won’t be lost if you happen to drop it while out in the water. Also included are spare backdoors, great to use on a variety of items you wouldn’t want sinking into an abyss.

19. CAMKIX WATERPROOF TELESCOPIC SELFIE POLE

A great snorkeling bag addition, the CamKix Selfie Stick  is perfect for capturing underwater adventures. This product has a telescoping extension pole extending from 6.7 to 15.7 ” which is great because it allows you to capture yourself in the perfect shot. That feature can also help you get the GoPro case close enough to an animal that might be scared of you, or you of it, with everyone staying a safe distance away all around.

20. SEA-DOO AQUA RANGER SEA SCOOTER

The fairest underwater toy of them all, the Sea-Doo Aqua Ranger Sea Scooter is one of the best gifts for scuba divers. It isn’t every day that divers get to reach a speed of 2.5 mpH. Rated to 10 meters with a GoPro case mount right up front, you can capture footage as you zoom along, making sure all your friends will be completely envious.

21. GEAR KEEPER COMPACT CONSOLE RETRACTOR

Secondaries, compasses and dive lights, oh my! Using a Gear Keeper Compact Console Retractor to hold these items makes life so much easier. With a gentle tug, the retractor line extends the object for easy use. This is one cheap scuba diving gift that is small but thoughtful, and perfect for any level of diver.

22. SEA GOLD ANTI-FOG GEL

A list of cheap scuba diving gifts just wouldn’t be complete without this classic in the mask defogging game. If good old spit isn’t your style then Sea Gold Anti-Fog Gel is your answer. Long used by snorkelers, scuba divers and freedivers alike, it is a highly concentrated gel which provides long-lasting fog prevention. You can also rest assured that it is non-toxic and biodegradable, safe for the ocean.

23. OCEAN SAFE NATURAL WETSUIT LUBE

If your suiting up process looks like a cross between penguin waddling and jump-pulls, then this is for you. Ocean Safe Natural Wetsuit Lube has an anti-chafe technology, a feature that means you won’t get rub-rash from your suit. The lube provides a slippery surface between your suit and you, allowing for easy slip-on slip-off transitions, saving you frustration and ware and tear on your suit. Perhaps most importantly, it is ocean safe, a feature that isn’t true for a lot of other wetsuit lube alternatives like shampoo or conditioner. If you do happen to run out of Ocean Safe lube, try a plastic bag over your feet or hands as you put your limbs into your suit. Just make sure the bag stays in the car, not the ocean!

24. SCUBA CHOICE FIN SPRING HEEL STRAP

Imagine never struggling to get a fin on or off again. The Scuba Choice Fin Spring Heel Strap with Quick Release Buckles can turn your favorite fins into the best snorkel fins or best scuba fins you’ve ever had. They buckle into place and it takes a single finger to pull back on the spring, allowing you to slip your heel in or out of the fin with ease. Also, once you put your foot in, the spring fits smoothly to your heel, providing the perfect fit every time. This is one of those cheap scuba diving gifts that will be well-loved and constantly used.

Kate Blake

Kate is a product expert, a degreed marine biologist, and a fearless traveler originally from the west coast of America. Kate has been a PADI-certified Divemaster for over 15 years, during which time she has trained hundreds of Advanced divers. She has been scuba diving in over 15 countries worldwide and specializes in cold water diving, night diving, and navigation. Her key interests include teaching English, marine conservation, sampling foreign cuisines, and cenote diving.