50 Inspiring Gifts For SCUBA Divers!

Are you looking for a special gift to give to a SCUBA diver? Maybe a little present for your dive buddy's Birthday or a special thank you after a great dive trip or dive course? As an experienced dive instructor I have listed some of the best marine life books and dive trip accessories divers would love to receive.

  1. Awesome Marine Life Identification Books
  2. SCUBA Presents and Dive Related Gift Ideas
  3. Dive Destinations and Travel Books
  4. Fascinating Marine Life Books
  5. SCUBA Diving Handbooks and essentials

For more gift ideas visit 25 Awesome SCUBA Gifts for Women and 25 Funny Christmas Presents for SCUBA Divers


1. Awesome Marine Life Identification Books

These books are my favorite to identify what I have seen underwater with a lot of facts and explanations. Many dive centers around the world use these books for courses and fun diving.

Reef Fish Identification
Paul Human

Florida Caribbean Bahamas
4th Edition

Reef Creature Identification
Paul Human

Florida Caribbean Bahamas
3rd Edition

Reef Coral Identification
Paul Human

Florida Caribbean Bahamas – PDF ebook

Reef Fish Identification
Paul Human

Tropical Pacific 2nd Edition

Reef Creature Identification
Paul Human

Tropical Pacific
(South-East Asia
South Pacific
& Australia)
1600 Animals!

Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification
Terrence Gosliner

Pacific 2nd Edition- PDF ebook

Coastal Fish Identification
Paul Human

California to Alaska – PDF ebook

Reef Fish Identification
Paul Human

Baja to Panama – PDF ebook

Reef Fish Identification
Paul Human

Galapagos – PDF ebook

Red Sea Reef Guide

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Mark Carwardine

The most comprehensive pocket guide to cetaceans. With more than 900 illustrations, this visual recognition guide is designed to make identification as simple and accurate as possible.

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life in Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas
Paul Human

A field guide that illustrates the variety of fish, corals, invertebrates and plants you are most likely to encounter in less than 15 feet of water in the Caribbean.

Plus photographs that are suitable for identification purposes.

All Fish Faces

Photos and Fun Facts about Tropical Reef Fish (Ocean Friends)

2. SCUBA Diving Essentials

Useful items to take with you on your next diving trip. Small essentials that make perfect little gifts for friends that SCUBA dive!

Dry box for electronic car keys and money

Surface Marker Buoy Funny Dolphin

Scuba Diving Double Hose BCD Clip


This logbook is great for traveling with a lot
of space for writing the things down YOU find important!

First Aid Kit 170 Piece - Waterproof Compact Mini Emergency Trauma Kit for Diving

Reef Hook for Drift Diving

Impress people with this whale shark dive skin!

Awesome changing towel for before / after diving

Mesh Drawstring Bag - Clean-Up some trash when diving

Mini Tank Key Ring with Brass Pick and O-Rings

Erasable Underwater Slate

Reef Safe Sunscreen SPF 30 All Natural, Water Resistant, Moisturizing, Biodegradable, Organic, Family Safe Ocean Friendly Sun Cream

3. Dive Destinations and Travel Books

Books with specific dive area information are great to get the best out of your trip!

Reef Smart Guides Bonaire - The best dive sites guide of Bonaire!

Dive Atlas of the World
Jack Jackson

Dive guide Curaçao
Marloes Otten

This guide contains write-ups on more than 85 of the best dive and snorkelling sites, along with underwater maps, descriptions and itineraries.

Lonely Planet Indonesia (Travel Guide)

Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Raja Ampat and Northeast Indonesia
Simon Pridmore and Tim Rock

Diving or snorkeling in Raja Ampat, or anywhere else in Northeast Indonesia, is a life affirming, bucket-list-topping experience!

The Republic of Pirates
Colin Woodard

Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down.

Perfect read on a beach in the Caribbean!

Lonely Planet

Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Lonely Planet Discover Caribbean Islands
(Travel Guide)

Get to the heart of the Caribbean Islands and experience the best islands!

The Coral Triangle

This book describes the uniqueness of the Coral Triangle region's marine biodiversity, its conservation importance and the stories, successes and struggles of the drive to maintain its rich biodiversity.

Lonely Planet Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan (Travel Guide)

Marvel at Chichen Itza's massive El Castilo pyramid, swim in a cenote, and party in a steamy Caribbean cantina in Merida; all with your trusted travel companion.

Discover the best dive destinations of the world!

4. Fascinating Marine Life Books

Sea turtles, manatees, sharks and more!

Sea Turtles
James R. Spotila

A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation

The Florida Manatee
Roger L. Reep

Biology and Conservation

Discovery Channel Sharkopedia:
Discovery Channel

The Complete Guide to Everything Shark

5. SCUBA Presents and Dive Related Gift Ideas

If you are looking for something special for yourself or to give to somebody, have a look at these SCUBA gift ideas. Little gifts for men and women that love SCUBA diving. Great for a Birthday, to celebrating special moments or as a thank you gift.

Colorful Sea Turtle, Eco-Friendly Reusable Grocery Bag

Dive in your tea!

Let's find Dory!

Learn more scuba diving hand signals, fun and useful!

My favorite necklace, beautiful and elegant!

Ocean vibes in your bathroom with this stunning decor!

The best sleeping mask ever!

Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

One of the best books with theory about diving!

Shark on your dining table! (Magnetic Salt and Pepper shakers)

Travel Passport Holder - World Trip

Dream of your next diving destination with this bed cover!

The Darkness Beckons
Martyn Farr (2017 Edition)

The History and Development of Cave Diving. An inspirational read for anyone with an interest in exploration and adventure. Featuring over 400 breathtaking photographs and illustrations.

Prevent hair tangling underwater without chemicals!

Shadow Divers
Robert Kurson

A true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery–and make history themselves.

TANKH2O Scuba Tank Insulated Water Bottle!

50 Inspiring Gifts For SCUBA Divers!

Are there any amazing books of SCUBA related products missing in this list? Do you have a personal favorite to add?
Comment below or send me an email. It is always great to add SCUBA books that are really educational and useful. This page contains some affiliate links, meaning I will get a little bit of commission of your purchases on these websites without you paying anything extra.

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Marlies Wolters
Founder of Dive O'Clock "It's dive o'clock somewhere!"
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