As the holiday season approaches, we’re here to help make gift giving easy with these top stocking stuffers for divers. Ranging in price from $10 to almost $200, you’ll surely find something for everyone on this list.
Dive Inspire luggage tags
I still haven’t gotten over discovering Dive Inspire’s line of luggage tags, magnets, keychains and more, so they had to top this list. Small and inexpensive, these adorable renderings of marine life, such as pygmy seahorses, manta rays, nudibranchs and sharks, make absolutely perfect stocking stuffers for divers and non-divers alike. They’re bright, fun, and cheery. Best of all, they cost just $10 USD for magnets or keychains, $12 USD for the luggage tags, and $28 USD for their wonderful reusable bags. Check out their site to see their entire line and you’ll fall in love just like we did.
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Jellyfish Emergency Kit
Consider the jellyfish. This small blob of goo with a mighty sting can turn an enjoyable dive into multiple days of suffering. The world’s first Jellyfish Emergency Kit aims to aid the marine-injured diver with its contents: bottles of high-acidity vinegar, gloves, a scraping card to remove remaining stingers off the skin, and soothing lotion to help keep the longer-term itching and burning at bay. The kit retails for about $25 USD.
Dive Flag jewelry
Not much explanation needed here — the jewelry says it all.
Dive Flag offers rings, pendants with leather cords, chains, or wire, bracelets, anklets, earrings, and keychains. Each piece is made from rhodium-plated bronze with simulated red coral and mother-of-pearl. They’re durable, won’t tarnish, and range in price from $25 to $45 USD.
Stream2Sea body care
Most of us continually strive to be more eco-friendly in all aspects of our lives. Our choices when it comes to sunscreen and other body-care products, such as lotion and shampoo, impact our oceans — most often negatively. In some cases, it’s difficult to find eco-friendly products, but Stream2Sea makes it easy for us. This eco-conscious and award-winning line of sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, and sting-relief cream has been thoroughly tested and formulated to help eliminate the negative impacts on our oceans. You can read more about the ingredients, the testing methodology, and product safety on their site, as well as make your purchases. Items range from around $6.95 to $25 USD.
Nautilus LifeLine Marine Rescue GPS
Maxing out on price when it comes to the top stocking stuffers for divers, this is one gift that all divers will be happy to receive, yet hope they never have to use. The new Nautilus Lifeline is smaller and lighter than, yet just as powerful, as its predecessor. Divers carry these in case of emergency, particularly in areas known for strong currents. If they become separated from their group or are unable to return to the dive boat, the Nautilus sends out a distress signal when activated. AIS*-equipped ships over 30 miles away can receive the signal and the DSC* message can be received over a mile away using VHF, if you program your dive boat’s MMSI* number into the LifeLine.
It’s accurate up to five feet (1.5 m), waterproof to 425 feet (129 m), and positively buoyant. The $179 to $199 price tag may seem a bit hefty, but the security it offers is priceless.
* Note: for the nautical-acronym impaired, AIS stands for Automatic Identification System, which boats use to identify and locate other boats electronically. DSC stands for Digital Selective Calling, which allows boats to send and receive distress calls. MMSI stands for Maritime Mobile Service Identity which is a unique, numeric boat identifier.