Holiday Gift Ideas for the Ocean Lover

Written by on December 14, 2012 in Marine Life
Happy Holidays from MST!

Happy Holidays from MST!

With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to share some great ocean-themed gift ideas. Most can be found on Amazon, so if you buy from the link provided, a small portion of the cost will benefit MST!

Gadgets and Technology

Pentax Optio WG-2 Kit
This Pentax camera is waterproof up to 40 feet and shockproof to five feet, making it perfect for any casual scuba diver or snorkeler. It’s received many great reviews and in one it was described as “a lightweight, but extremely rugged compact camera.”

GoPro Dive Housing
The GoPro Dive Housing is waterproof up to 167 feet (60 meters) and is compatible with all HD HERO cameras and GoPro mounts. With a flat glass lens, the housing doesn’t take away from the photo quality. This makes a great gift for the more serious divers and photographers, as well as those looking to get into underwater photography.

  • Click the link to get the GoPro Dive Housing (link no longer active)

Big Blue AL 1×5 Led Diving Light with Gloves
This is a great compact diving light. This pack comes with a glove so you don’t have to worry about holding it or attaching it to your gear.

3 Layer Underwater Writing Slate
This dive slate fits around your wrist and comes with five writing surfaces and an attached pencil. It’s the perfect accessory for the chatty diver or the research diver.

Adult Snorkeling Set from U.S. Divers
This snorkeling set is a great way to get someone in the water! It comes with the Starbuck II Purge LX Mask, a Paradise Dry LX Snorkel, Hingeflex II Fins and the Pro Bag so you’re ready to go snorkeling or to head to the local dive shop.

Books and Movies

World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life
This is a beautifully illustrated book that would make the perfect gift for any ocean lover. All images came from the 10-year-long Census of Marine life–an international effort to log all of the species in the oceans.

Fifty Places to Dive Before you Die: Diving Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations
This is a great book for the travelling diver in your life. It features diving destinations across the world with different locations for divers of all levels. It includes images and highlights of the local dives.

Disneynature: Oceans
This is a great documentary about the amazing life in our oceans. If you missed it in theaters back in 2010, it’s a must see during your upcoming winter vacation. The crew spent four yeas filming amazing creatures around the world, from marine iguanas and horseshoe crabs, to jellyfish and silky fur seals. Plus, it is narrated by Pierce Brosnan, which is just an added bonus to this already great movie.

  • Click the link to order Oceans

Copyright © 2012 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

About the Author

About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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