Here’s our HOT gift ideas trending for Adventure Enthusiasts in 2018

Hot Gifts and Books for Sporty People

Looking for some gift ideas to treat the scuba diver, water sports or outdoors person in your life? It doesn't matter whether your into scuba, camping, hiking or kayaking, you'll find some great gift ideas here.


A good deal of diving and sports equipment comes down to personal preference and fit, but we've put together some ideas to help you spoil anyone for any occasion. 

Regardless of your budget, we believe these are all great value gifts. Perhaps you can put together a basket of some of these?

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Gifts Ideas Between $5 – $100

Luminoodle Rope Light for Camping

Luminoodle Plus Outdoor String Lights
Luminoodle Rope Light for Camping
Luminoodle Rope Light with Lithium Battery!

The Luminoodle light rope and battery pack includes a USB-powered, waterproof LED rope light.

There are 2 lengths available: 5 feet or 10 feet (152.5cm or 305cm) and both come complete with the Lithium 4400 Battery Pack. 

This kit also includes noodle ties, embedded and sliding magnets, utility loop for easy hanging, and a rip-stop nylon carry bag designed to diffuse light and double as a tent lamp, hiking lamp or LED lantern.

Luminoodle LED Rope Lights for Camping

Ocean Reef Aria Full Face Snorkel Mask

Ocean Reef Aria full face snorkel mask in water

Ocean Reef make full face scuba diving masks so you know their full face snorkel mask is going to be good. 

Deluxe Scuba Diver Tool & Repair Kit

Deluxe Diver Tool & Repair Kit
The kit itself measures 1.6 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches, and weighs 3 pounds.
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    2 x Scuba Wrenches
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    A Crescent Wrench
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    1 x Phillips Head and 1 x Flat Screwdriver
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    Hex wrench set (set of Allen keys)
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    1 x Needle (Pointy) Nose Pliers 
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    8 x Cable Ties
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    1 x O Ring Tool and an assortment of O Rings
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    1/4 oz jar silicone grease

The wrench sizes are: 1/2, 5/8, 11/16 and 9/16.

TankH2O Scuba Tank Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Scuba Diver Stainless Steel Drink Bottle
The stainless steel Water Bottle that looks just like a Scuba Tank

This is a unique gift and a great conversation starter.

This 750 ml water bottle looks just like a scuba diver’s tank. It measures 3 inches x 3 inches x 10.1 inches. Thee bottle comes with a screw-on lid and a non-slip rubber bottom.

It’s made from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel and is BPA free. It’s also SGS and FDA Approved.

This is the Dive Industry Product of the Year!

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Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag - Roll Top Dry Compression Sack

Earth Pak Sizes
Why pick the Earth Pak Dry Bag?

The Premium Waterproof bag and Smartphone Case combination is made of high-quality materials that’s tear and abrasion resistant.

The bag comes in 10-liter, 20-liter or 30-liter sizes. The 10L and 20L bags have a 24-42 inch adjustable shoulder strap. The 30-liter dry bag has adjustable and padded shoulder straps and comes with a sternum strap.

The bag is not designed to be submerged. As long as it’s rolled correctly, it will seal tight and float on the surface and will keep your gear dry if accidentally knocked into the water.

The phone case is waterproof and will fit smartphones up to 6 ½ inches. The 10 Liter bag sells for between $16 – $30.

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Wildhorn Outfitters Double or Single Hammock

Wildhorn Outfitters Outpost Hammock Silver / Lime Green

This is one of the best lightweight hammocks available for this price!

If you're after something light weight but durable, then this is the hammock for you. These are made from parachute material so they are super strong and folds back easily into its storage sack. 

The hammocks come in 4 colors and 2 sizes. The length of the hammock is 11 feet (3.3 meters). These come in either Double or Single sizes. 

The hammock comes with all ropes and components. It takes less than 2 minutes to set up. 

These are light and perfect for hiking.

Read a more detailed review here.

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Outlander Lightweight Travel Backpack 20L / 33L - 9 Colors to choose from!

Outlander 20L/33L- Most Durable Packable Lightweight Travel Hiking Backpack Daypack
New Outlander 20L/33L Backpack Black

If you’re after something waterproof in a backpack style, then this light weight and roomy waterproof backpack may be just what you’re looking for.

The backpack comes in a range of the latest trendy colors, and in 2 sizes – either 20L or 33L. The 20L weighs 0.46 pounds, and the 33L only weighs 0.5 pounds. It has adjustable breathable straps making it easy and comfortable to carry.

There are several compartments and pockets to help keep you organized. There’s a large main compartment, 2 front pockets which are accessible by zippers, an internal security zippered pocket and 2 additional side pockets handy for holding drink containers.

Across the backpack is a durable 2-way abrasion resistant SBS metal zipper.

The bag is made from durable water resistant nylon material and is resistant to rips. To increase its longevity, its stress points are reinforced with bar tacking. It comes with a lifetime warranty – either exchange or return.

This is a great waterproof backpack which is ideal for day to day use, or travel. A perfect gift.

New Outlander 20L/33L Backpack Red

Extra Large Akumal Microfiber Beach Towel

Microfiber Beach Towel. Quick dry travel towel, ultra compact, extra absorbent and XL size (78"x35")
Akumal Microfiber Beach Towel

Whether you are traveling the world, on the beach, camping, hiking, swimming, or at the gym this microfiber beach towel is designed to keep you dry while saving space. 

The Akumal microfiber beach towel is incredibly absorbent. It holds 3 to 4 times its weight in water. This makes drying yourself much faster.  As well as being extra absorbent, Microfiber towels dry three times faster than cotton.

This towel has a hang-loop on the corner so it can be hung and dried easily.

The Akumal microfiber XL beach towel measures a whopping 78 inches x 35 inches (198 cm x 89 cm) and rolls down to a tiny 10” x 3.5” (25.4 cm x 9 cm) when stowed. Microfiber is a lightweight material making this is easy to carry.These come in 6 modern designs so you’re sure to find a style for all adventure seekers.

The Akumal microfiber beach towel comes in a mesh pouch to fit the design and convenience of this eye catching product. The pouch can also be used to store other items like a cell phone and wallet while the towel is in use.

Microfiber Beach Towel. Quick dry travel towel, ultra compact, extra absorbent and XL size (78"x35")

Classic Victorinox Swiss Army Tinker Pocket Knife

Swiss Army Pocket Knife
Classic Swiss Army Knife - Practical and still a Favorite

The Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife is everyone's favorite. Its compact design makes it the perfect knife for anyone that enjoys camping, fishing or hiking.  It’s also handy for all sorts of everyday jobs around the house or office.

This is made in Switzerland and features 14 functions including 2.45″ large blade, small blade, Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener with large screwdriver, and scissors.

This sleek design offers durability in a stainless steel construction encased in polished red ABS scales. It measures 3.58” (91mm), x  0.669” and weighs 2.98 oz. 

Victorinox provides a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship.

PROMATE Backpack Bag For Mask, Snorkel, and Fins

Gifts - Promate Bag for Mask, Fins, Snorkel
Promate Backpack - A Great Accessories Bag for Scuba or Snorkeling

Keep all your gear organized with the Promate travel backpack. This backpack is designed for scuba and snorkeling accessories. 

It’s made of 600 denier nylon and has a PVC coated mesh insertion at the top and sides for good ventilation. There’s an elastic cord on the front which is ideal for storing a beach towel. This will then give a bit of padding to the gear inside. The backpack comes with comes with two adjustable padded shoulder straps and a nylon top-carry handle.  

There are fin pockets that will fit fins up to 29 inches long. It can be purchased with or without a padded protective mask pocket. It also has an accessory pocket and a zippered water bottle pouch.

This is not a waterproof bag, and it does have a drain hole at the bottom. The overall dimensions are approximately 29 inches (H) x 10.5 inches (W), by 5.5 inches (D). T the bag will comfortably hold your diving gear, but not a wet suit.

If you’re looking for something to hold everything including a wet suit, then take a look at the Cressi Moby Scuba Diving Bag with Wheels.

OxyLED DF20 Rechargeable LED Waterproof Torch

Promate Scuba / Snorkeling Blade with Sheath

Promate Blade with Sheath
Promate Scuba / Snorkeling Knife with Sheath Straps to your leg

The Promate Scuba Titanium Knife is a good value diver’s knife that comes with a sheath and 2 adjustable lower leg straps. The knife measures 9 inches in overall length, or 10 inches including the sheath. The knife latches securely into the sheath and won’t fall out even if bumped.

The latch mechanism makes the knife easy to remove even with gloves on. The blade is 4 ⅜” long and made of lightweight titanium so it won’t rust. The titanium blade is full tang meaning it runs the full length of the knife, giving you a hammer tip at the bottom of the handle.

The handle is easy to grip folded rubber. The blade comes as either blunt-tipped or sharp, and also has a serrated edge. This knife requires very little maintenance and is a great diving companion for the price.  

 Gifts Ideas for Between $100 – $200

Costa Del Mar Blackfin Sunglasses

Costa Del Mar Blackfin Sunglasses

Costa's co-injected bio-based nylon frame material is both tough and durable, while offering a comfortable fit.

Costa's 580 Polycarbonate provides high clarity, impact- and scratch-resistance along with lightweight all day wear-ability.

Blue Mirror Polarized is best for bright, full-sun situations on the open water and offshore.

100% polarization kills reflected glare and reduces eye strain.

Built by hand and backed for life. These are made in the US. Every pair of Costa Sunglasses includes a limited lifetime warranty.

HyperGear Beast XL Rugged Portable IPX6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Cressi Scuba Diving Bag with Wheels

Cressi Moby Bag Front View

The Cressi Moby Scuba diving bag is roomy and great for transporting all your Scuba gear in. It has the classic extendable handle and large diameter wheels for easy transportation.  

Cressi Scuba Bag

There’s plenty of room for a wet suit, mask, regulator, BCD, dive computer or console, with extra side pockets for fins and all your diving accessories. The Cressi Moby bag is made from sturdy denier nylon which is lightweight and strong, with heavy duty zippers and is easy to wipe clean.

The wheels are replaceable if they wear out, or become damaged. The main compartment of the bag opens on all 3 sides, giving good access to this space.  

The main compartment measures approximately 30 inches by 15 ½ inches with a depth of around 11 inches (760 x 400 x 280 mm). There are 2 side pockets for fins, a small upper pocket for an address tag, and 2 large zipper pockets at the front.  

The fin pocket measures approximately 29 inches x 10 inches x 2 ¾ inch  (730 mm x 250 mm x 70 mm). The Cressi Moby bag comes with straps to convert it into a backpack.

It has a reinforced telescopic handle and supporting rods in the back to keep it in a vertical position. This bag will easily carry everything you need, with the exception of your tanks and weights.

Overall the Cressi Moby 115 Liter bag is a good size which holds everything you need and still manages to fit nicely under the seat of a dive boat.

Priced at around $150 makes this a great value gift.

Fujifilm FinePix XP90
Shock & Waterproof Wi-Fi Digital Camera

Fujifilm FinePix XP90 Waterproof Digital Camera

The Fujifilm FinePix XP90 is waterproof to 50 feet (15 meters) and shock proof to 5.8 feet. It takes 16.4-megapixel photos and has a 3 inch LCD display.

The screen has an anti-reflective coating and the brightness will automatically adjust to light conditions to maintain optimal visibility. It has a built in auto-flash which can be turned off when not required.

This camera can also take full HD movies, has a panoramic mode and a ‘Burst Mode Button’ for continuous shooting at up to 10 frames per second, or ultra high-speed bursts at 60 frames per second.

After installing the free Fujifilm Camera Remote App onto your smartphone or tablet, this camera will connect and transfer your images wirelessly with one press of the WiFi button.

This camera has an internal 5x optical zoom which it combines with its Intelligent Digital Zoom feature results in doubling the zoom range (10x). The FinePix XP90 also has an Optical (Sensor-Shift) Image Stabilization feature that reduces the blur that sometimes occurs when cameras are zoomed in.

There’s a safe double-lock mechanism on the battery compartment to prevent the lid from being opened accidentally. It comes with a rechargeable battery, AC wall charging adapter and a USB cable.  

It also comes with a wrist strap but it’s worth investing in a float to prevent it from falling to the bottom of the ocean if accidentally dropped.

This camera doesn’t come with a memory card so make sure you check out bundle deals that are available.

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 Gifts Ideas for Between $200 – $500

Citizen Eco-Drive Men's Promaster Divers Watch

Seiko SKX009 Divers Automatic Mens Watch

Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 ED ATB
Waterproof / Fogproof Binoculars with Case + Harness + Smartphone and Tripod Adapters

Get the quality that really matters when you are serious with these waterproof / fogproof Nikon Binoculars. They allow rapid focus and sighting, and are terrific for both close up bird viewing and at a distance.

Nikon Monarch 7 Waterproof / Fog-Proof Binocular Kit

Kit comes complete with:

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    Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 ED ATB Waterproof / Fogproof Binoculars with Case
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    Op/Tech USA Bino/Cam Harness
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    Binocular Tripod Adapter
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    Universal Smartphone Adapter
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    Rokinon 67" Monopod and Case
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    PD 5 piece Complete Cleaning Kit and a Lenspen Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Bose QuietComfort 35
Wireless, Noise Canceling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling - Silver

If you want to hear beautifully presented music, the QC35s have it all. The price tag may seem a bit hefty, but they’re worth every penny.

These are high-end headphones, that are simply the best. The Bose QC35 has unbeatable noise cancellation, coupled with superb comfort and beautiful sound quality.

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    Volume-optimized EQ for balances audio performance at any volume.
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    All the convenience of wireless, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing  with voice-prompt assist.
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    20 hour battery life per charge with up to 40 hours when in wired mode.
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    Noise rejecting dual microphone system makes for super clear calls even in windy conditions. 

If you really want to spoil someone, then this is the gift to do it with. Over-ear, noise canceling, wireless headphones just don’t get any better than this.  

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GoPro HERO5 Black

GoPro 5 Black
GoPro 5 Black

The GoPro company have made their name producing good quality, action cameras. For their size and price, the top-of-the-line Hero series such as the GoPro Hero 4 delivers excellent video quality.

The GoPro HERO 4 is waterproof to 131 feet (40 meters) and takes professional 1080p 60 and 720p120 video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second. It’s the first GoPro to feature a built-in touch display for easy camera control, playback, and shot-framing.

The GoPro Hero 4 Silver has built-in Wifi and Bluetooth making it easy to share your photos with the support of the GoPro App. It also comes with a USB cable and rechargeable battery.

When Auto Low Light mode is set, the GoPro automatically changes its frame rates based on the lighting conditions. This gives optimal performance when moving between bright and dark environments without having to re-adjust the camera settings.

The GoPro Hero 4 Silver comes with better camera control. It has built-in video trimming that lets you to create and save short videos on the camera. It has Protune™ with SuperView™ that boasts cinema-quality capture and advanced manual control for photos and video.

Make sure you buy a 32Gb Memory Card, a Waterproof Housing, and a red filter at the same time!

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Wondering why you need a Red Filter underwater?

Water naturally filters out red light. The deeper you go, the less red is visible in photos. Without a red filter, your underwater photos appear mostly green/blue. Having a red filter balances the colors in your photos.

Red filters turn this

Underwater Turtle image not taken with red filter

into this

Underwater Turtle image taken with red filter
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Maria Reply

Love your options for gift ideas. I love to kayak so the waterproof camera case and dry bag will go on my list. I like the Fujifilm Finepix X90 waterproof camera idea. That is a great price and a better option when in the water than using my smartphone at a much higher price to replace if it get wet. Thanks for the reviews!

Linda Reply

What a great post. Thank you for all the ideas for the scuba diver. I am not but my grandson is. He has a Go Pro and loves it. The water proof phone bag would be great as well as others.

George Reply

Great gift ideas! I have been looking into waterproof cameras, especially for my daughter who is showing an interest in underwater photography. This is a good place to start. Thanks!

Bec @ Cook Love Eat Reply

Hi – what a great list – and not only for divers! I have the Nikon Coolpix camera, and it’s awesome, it’s great that it’s simple enough that my kids can use it too, and it’s tough enough, as well as waterproof! I’ll be able to put some of these items on my wishlist!

Mecala M. Reply

So, Christmas is around the corner and there are some great gifts here for any diver, snorkler, kayaker, skier, or really anyone who loves the water!
I am seriously considering the GoPro for my daughter and her boyfriend. They would be thrilled as they practically live in the ocean! Thank you for your great site and helpful reviews!

Clifton Reply

This article is really interesting. I have bookmarked it.

Dawn Reply

I love the waterproof backpack – it’s a great idea for when you’re out and about, stops all the stuff you carry getting wet when it rains unexpectedly!

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