Christmas Shopping: 14 Best Gifts for Ocean Lovers

Do you have a beach babe or dive dude in your life that you would like to treat this Christmas? It can be tricky to know what to buy loved ones at Christmas time. You could give them a voucher, sure, but if you are looking to give something a little more personal, we are here to help. We have put together a list of 14 best gifts for ocean lovers to help you with your Christmas shopping. Whether they dive, snorkel, surf, paddle, or simply splash around in the shallows, you are sure to find something that they will love.

So pay a visit to your favorite SSI Training Center and check out what they have in their store - happy shopping! Find the next SSI Center in your area here.

1.Set snorkeling X-One Marea | Mares

Everything your ocean-loving friend needs for snorkeling in one handy bag. Including an ergonomic mask and snorkel, and comfortable, easy to adjust X-One fins. This set comes in three different sizes and three different colors, so you can find the perfect fit and look great in the water.

2. Combo Vento Junior Snorkeling |Mares

Want to encourage your kids to get excited about the underwater world? This junior snorkeling set comes in two funky neon colors and is ideal for children aged 8-14. The mask features a comfortable silicone facepiece and elastic strap to achieve the perfect fit, and the semi-dry snorkel features anti-splash technology.

3. Wood Resin Lamp Resin Night Light Ocean-inspired Resin - Etsy UK

Sure to brighten any scuba diver’s Christmas, this lamp has been sculpted with resin and wood to create a stunning underwater scene. Take your buddy back to their favorite night dive and add a beautiful feature to their living room. This lamp comes with an option of light colors to create the perfect ambiance.

4. Black Sea II (

Made from recycled ghost nets (discarded fishing nets that have been recovered from the ocean), your friend will appreciate this stylish gift that helps to protect the ocean they love. Bracenets come in a range of colors, and you can even find out which ocean the net for your bracelet was found in.

5. Ultra Skin - Long Sleeve - She Dives UPF Block 50+ | Mares

Sun damage is a real threat to beach and boat lovers. A rash guard adds a layer of protection from the sun, without making you too hot or uncomfortable. It can also be worn under a wetsuit to help avoid rashes and chafing. Look after your family’s skin with this long sleeve rash guard from Mares that offers UPF 50+ protection.

6. Personalised Scuba Mask Strap Neoprene Dive Mask Strap - Etsy UK

Your dive buddy or snorkeling friend will adore this personalized mask strap that shows off their name. Unlike rubber straps that can cause breakage, neoprene mask straps help to protect the hair. Treat your loved one to the gift of healthy locks this Christmas.

7. All Weather Puffer Changing Robe - Aventurine Green | Vivida Lifestyle

Vivida offers a range of chic beachwear to make anyone look good… even with post-scuba hair. This puffer changing robe is one of a kind, it allows the wearer to get changed discreetly while also performing as a cozy robe to warm them up fast. There are three colors available and four sizes to choose from.

8. Blue Scales Cross Back Swimsuit | Recycled Swimsuit – SeaMorgens

What does every beach babe need? …A swimsuit of course! SeaMorgens is an eco-conscious company that offers a range of sustainable swimwear. With some funky styles to choose from, including fish scales and manta ray prints, any woman would love to strut down the beach in a SeaMorgens swimsuit.

9. Wee Jimmy Scuba Diver - Etsy UK

Check out this adorable plant holder that any scubie will love to display proudly in their home. This cute plant pot was handmade using a 3D printer and holds a 5.5cm plant. Support a small business and buy a unique Christmas gift for your friend this year.

10. Cruise Dry T35 diving equipment bag | Mares

Whether your friend is a sailer, paddleboarder, diver, or just someone who loves the beach, a waterproof bag is a very handy gift idea. The Cruise Dry T35 from Mares allows your buddy to keep their valuables safe and dry. With an adjustable shoulder strap and quick release system, this bag opens and closes easily and is comfortable to carry.

11. Ecoslurps Reusable Cutlery Sets for Eating on the Go Made - Etsy UK

Every ocean lover knows the importance of looking after the planet. Disposable, single-use plastics often find their way to the sea and pollute or harm marine life. This reusable cutlery from Ecoslurps is easy and light to carry, long lasting, anti-bacterial, and made from eco friendly wheat straw. But it gets even better, Ecoslurps vow to plant a tree for every unit sold

12. Umbra Sheer™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 | Face Sunscreen (

Did you know that most sunscreens constrain chemicals that are very harmful to coral reefs? Coral reefs protect shorelines, support tourism, and are a home to around 25% of all marine species. Help the reef and protect your friends and family from the sun at the same time. This SPF 30 reef-safe sunscreen protects the skin and is loaded with antioxidants and natural ingredients.

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13. Personal Dry Box | Mares

Beach-goers are often worried about where to leave valuables such as keys and money when they want to go swimming. This personal dry box allows you to store small belongings and keep them dry. Featuring a durable and elegant design, with a watertight seal.

14. Universal Hanger | Mares

Many divers can find it hard to dry and store their dive gear when they are away on vacation. This strong and durable universal hanger allows you to hang up to 15 items, without worry of it breaking. The perfect stocking-stuffer!

So, go to your SSI Training Center and check out what they have on stock. Find the next SSI Center in your area here.

And why not give the gift of diving to yourself this Christmas? Check out the SSI Open Water Diver course and sign up today.

We are sure that your ocean-loving loved one will be happy to receive any of these thoughtful gifts for Christmas.