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Great Gifts for Scuba Divers

Holiday Gift Guide - The Scuba Diver

The holidays are the perfect time to equip your new scuba diver with the gear they need to outfit their dives. Entry-level scuba divers who are just beginning their descent into the magic of the underwater world need the proper gear to help keep them safe and enjoying their dive. Here, we've collected the must-have products to help your new diver embark on their new passion. See also Holiday Diver Must-Have Gifts.

Mares Prime Explorer Pack Mares Prime Explorer Pack
RRP: $2,055, Our Price: $1,399, You Save $656 (32%).
One way to get the new scuba diver started with the correct products to embark on their new passion is a comprehensive BCD, regulator, dive computer, and instrument console package. This Mares package represents excellent value for money for new scuba divers.

Suunto Zoop Novo Nitrox Wrist Dive Computer Suunto Zoop Novo Nitrox Wrist Dive Computer
RRP: $400, Our Price: $380, You Save $20 (5%).
The Suunto Zoop is probably the worlds most popular entry level diving computer. The real beauty of the Zoop is that as well as having all the basic features required from a diving computer, like all Suunto's, it's also incredibly simple and easy to use. It will not only enhance the diver's time under water, it will also help them be a safer diver. As well as an Air mode, it supports Nitrox for longer dives, plus has a Free Mode for use when snorkelling or freediving.

Probe iDry 7mm Quick-Dry Semi-Dry Suit (Back Zip) Probe iDry 7mm Quick-Dry Semi-Dry Suit (Back Zip)
RRP: $700, Our Price: $630, You Save $70 (10%).
A good wetsuit is a key piece of diving equipment. A wetsuit that fits well and is comfortable can make a world of difference when it comes to staying warm underwater. The Probe iDry 7mm wetsuit is a quality option and comes in both male and female sizes and is easy to take on and off.

Catalina S80 Aluminium Cylinder - 11.1 litre (80 cuft) - 207 bar Catalina S80 Aluminium Cylinder - 11.1 litre (80 cuft) - 207 bar
RRP: $525, Our Price: $500, You Save $25 (5%).
Having your own cylinder makes diving very accessible. Not only can you go diving anytime, but you can be safe in the knowledge that your tank has been regularly serviced and well looked after. The 11.1 litre, 207 bar Catalina aluminium cylinder is ideal for warm water divers. It's a nice long-lasting gift.

Faber Steel Cylinder - 232 bar - 12.2 litre std - DIN/K Valve Faber Steel Cylinder - 232 bar - 12.2 litre std - DIN/K Valve
RRP: $790, Our Price: $699, You Save $91 (12%).
The most popular scuba cylinder in temperate (cooler) waters, e.g. on the Great Southern Reef of Southern Australia, is a Faber steel 12.2 litre, 232 bar tank. Surprisingly they weight LESS than the equivalent aluminium cylinders and don't go positivly buoyant towards the end of the dive like the alluminium cylinders do. Thus less lead weight is required than when using an aluminium cylinder. It's a nice long-lasting gift that will keep on giving for many years to come.

Cressi Leonardo Dive Computer - Nitrox Wrist Cressi Leonardo Dive Computer - Nitrox Wrist
RRP: $449, Our Price: $349, You Save $100 (22%).
This Italian made dive computer offers all the functions recreational divers need in a sharp-looking package. Plus, it's the most reliable wrist dive computer on the market today. It supports diving on Air and is Nitrox capable to 50 per cent. All this plus a long-lasting and user-replaceable battery makes this a superb user-friendly dive computer, and a great gift for recreational scuba divers.


A dive light is a fantastic gift for scuba divers who hunt for rock lobster (crayfish) and abalone, explore dark spaces inside sunken wrecks, enjoy a night dive, or delve into the cavern zone deep within caves. It allows them to look into crevices, and see all the small details of their dive. This Dive Perfect LED light is simplicity itself. Twist-on, twist-off. 800—1000 lumens of light powered by three AA batteries to deliver a run time of 4 hours of usable light. It features a narrow penetrating 10° centre spot beam with a wide 60° spread that lights up the world. The Dive Perfect Stubby LED-1000 Dive Light will surely light the way for an amazing dive adventure!

Nautilus LifeLine Marine Rescue GPS Nautilus LifeLine Marine Rescue GPS
Our Price: $335
If you care about your friend or family member, which we assume you do, seeing as you're here, then why not get them an emergency marine rescue GPS. The Nautilus Lifeline is an all in one system that can be taken under the water and will give you a bit of extra piece of mind that your friend has not been left behind in dangerous waters somewhere!

Mares Prime Explorer Pack Mares Prime Explorer Pack
RRP: $2,055, Our Price: $1,399, You Save $656 (32%).
One way to get the new scuba diver started with the correct products to embark on their new passion is a comprehensive BCD, regulator, dive computer, and instrument console package. This Mares package represents excellent value for money for new scuba divers.

Probe iDry Quick-Dry Hood - 3mm (Unisex) Probe iDry Quick-Dry Hood - 3mm (Unisex)
RRP: $60, Our Price: $54, You Save $6 (10%).
A person loses up to 10% of their body heat through their head. So, for a diver who wants to keep warm, there is no better gift than a diving hood. The Probe iDry 3 mm hood comes in various sizes for the perfect fit. The iDry lining means the hood is dry when it's put back on for a second dive. If your diver feels the cold more than most, opt for the Probe iDry 5mm Hood instead.

Apollo SV Dry Flex Silicone Snorkel Apollo SV Dry Flex Silicone Snorkel
RRP: $50, Our Price: $45, You Save $5 (10%).
Scuba divers regularly take a snorkel with them when they dive. A snorkel can make surface swimming in choppy waters easier, and it reduces unnecessary air consumption. The Apollo SV Dry Flex snorkel has a comfortable mouthpiece and comes in a range of colours. It's our best selling snorkel by an order of magnitude and fantastic value for money.

Cressi Pro Light Fins - Open Heel Cressi Pro Light Fins - Open Heel
RRP: $119, Our Price: $105, You Save $14 (12%).
Fins make moving in the water far easier. These Cressi Pro Light fins are budget-friendly and powerful, as well as comfortable and flexible. Weighing 35% less than conventional fins, these are a great gift choice for the diver who likes to travel light. The diver will need a dive boot to wear these open heel fins.

Apollo Edge Pro Dive Boots - 5mm Unisex Apollo Edge Pro Dive Boots - 5mm Unisex
RRP: $75, Our Price: $67.50, You Save $7.50 (10%).
Boots are always a welcome gift for scuba divers. They keep feet warm underwater, and they provide protection when divers must walk over rocks or hot sand to the dive entry point. These Apollo Edge Pro medium sole zipper dive boots are light and easy to travel with, but they're also durable and extremely comfortable. These are a great, value for money, quality dive boot. That's probably why they're by far our best selling dive boot.

Probe iDry Quick-Dry Dive Gloves - 2.0mm (Unisex) Probe iDry Quick-Dry Dive Gloves - 2.0mm (Unisex)
RRP: $70, Our Price: $63, You Save $7 (10%).
Gloves are very handy when diving in cold waters. These 2 mm gloves will be a welcome gift to keep your dive buddy's hands toasty, even on multiple-dive days. With glued and sewn seams, the Probe iDry dive gloves are built to last.

Our favourite books for new scuba divers include:

Shore Dives of Victoria (3rd Edition) Shore Dives of Victoria (3rd Edition)
RRP: $32, Our Price: $31, You Save $1 (3%).
This excellent book by Ian Lewis covers some 120 dive sites from Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory, including Port Phillip and Western Port. Site descriptions and historic information of wrecks adds to the value of the book. Quite superb.


This is an indispensable guide for all levels of diver and snorkeller, broadening their horizons. Valuable information on more than 250 dive and snorkelling spots in New South Wales.

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The Scuba Doctor Gift Certificates The Scuba Doctor Gift Certificates$5 to $1000
If you still can't decide on a gift for the diver in your life, then why not give them a Gift Certificate from The Scuba Doctor. You may think they already have all of the dive gear they could possibly need, but they WILL be hankering for something. This way they get to choose what's most important to them.

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