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Sleigh The Holidays - 2021 Scuba Gift Guide

Abby Rennick   Nov 11, 2021

Christmas Holidays Gift Guide

Somehow, the winter holidays and well deserved break that comes with them is once again only a month away. In this year of covid recovery, it’s a welcome relief!

All those emails you’ve been getting the last week or so re: last-minute gifts weren’t kidding – shipping times are majorly delayed this year, so "last-minute" is not an overstatement.

Lucky for you and the Dive Buddies in your life, it's not too late to get the sweet, sweet picks in this, The Ultimate Scuba Gift Guide. As of now, we have every one of these items available to purchase and pick up before Christmas. If you're not big on going into stores at the moment, just give us a call or order online and we can arrange a pickup system that works for you. Easy peasy. You’re welcome.

Without any further ado, these are a few of our favorite things…


Dive Computers

Dive Computers are how we control our dive time underwater, allowing a diver to extend their bottom time and maintain a safe dive profile without having to rely on dive tables and their own personal math skills – or lack thereof. Today they're more accessible than ever, with many priced less than a compact camera. Because it's one of the first gear purchases a new diver should make, it makes an ideal gift for those new to the sport.

 

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Instructor's Pick:

Capable, easy to use and affordable, the Genesis Centauri is ScubaLab's 2020 Best Buy for dive computers. It features user-friendly menu navigation, a rechargeable battery, a clearly marked display with glowing illumination, and both audible and vibration ascent rate alarms.

The Genesis Centauri provides an outstanding value with all the features a new diver needs, including five different modes: Scuba (air), Scuba (nitrox), Gauge, Freedive, and Watch. It's also nitrox compatible, highly customizable, and can transfer data to your smart phone via Bluetooth. For the price, it's hard to beat the Centauri.

Genesis Centauri Wrist Computer - $299.95

 

 

 

 

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The Scubapro Aladin A1 Wrist Computer is a versatile and intuitive entry-level dive computer, perfect for new divers. It has full time-keeping functions, three Dive modes (Scuba, Gauge, Apnea) and a Sport mode with a swim stroke counter and stopwatch – essentially a wristwatch/dive computer/Fitbit that's lightweight, comfortable and stylish enough to be worn in or out of the water. And, like the Centauri, it'll download your dives to your smartphone or laptop hassle-free via Bluetooth.

Standout feature: Microbubble levels to let you fine-tune the algorithm’s calculations by adjusting the level of conservatism to match your experience level, age and physical conditioning. 

Scubapro Aladin A1 Wrist Computer - $509.00

 

 

 

 

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The Shearwater Teric Wrist Computer is the standard against all other dive computers on the market, featuring intuitive controls and menu navigation along with a bright, vivid colour display. For added convenience, it supports wireless charging and can download your dive logs to the free Shearwater Cloud app via Bluetooth.

The Teric is packed with features, easy to use, and will take you from open water certification all the way through serious technical diving. If you know a new diver who's in love with the sport and can't wait to get tech certified, this computer will get you the most bang for your buck. Bonus: it's small and sleek enough to wear as a mega-classy wristwatch between dive trips. 

 

 

Shearwater Teric Wrist Computer - $1,150.00

  • $350 to add air integrated module

 

 

Regulators

Regulators are the high performance engines of our dive equipment, the primary life support that enables us to explore the deep. Every breath you take underwater comes through your regulator, so even new divers will want to invest in a quality, reliable model that will breathe easily and last as long as possible.

 

 

 

Abby’s Pick:

The Scubapro MK17 EVO/G260 is legendary among Scubapro enthusiasts for its top breathing performance and toughness. If you’re looking for a regulator that will last you twenty years of diving, the MK17 EVO is the way to go. It’s also excellent for cold water or harsh conditions, making it an especially great longterm option for new divers with an eye towards technical diving.

Scubapro MK17 EVO/G260 Regulator - $779.00

 

 

 

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Marshall’s Pick:

The MK19 EVO/D420 is the top new breathing machine from Scubapro, created with the latest advances in breathing performance technology. The MK19 EVO was designed for the best breathing performance with a natural smoothness, comparable to what you might experience breathing on the surface. Like the MK17 EVO, the MK19 is well-suited to cold water or harsh conditions, so future tech divers take note: this regulator is one of the best in the business.

Scubapro MK19 EVO/D420 Regulator - $1129.00

 

 

Alan’s Pick:

The MK19 EVO/G260 Black Tech Regulator