Are you looking for a SCUBA related gift, some great books to educate yourself or do you love marine life identification as much as I do? I have listed some of my favorite SCUBA related books and gifts, great to learn a bit more about marine life and conservation!

  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

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

My favourite books for fish identification, good photos and very detailed!

Reef CREATURE Identification
Paul Human

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

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.

Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification
Terrence Gosliner

The most beautiful creatures on the reef!

Reef FISH Identification
Paul Human

Florida Caribbean Bahamas
4th Edition

Reef CREATURE Identification
Paul Human

Florida Caribbean Bahamas
3rd Edition

10% of the profit is for Marine Megafauna Foundation!

2. 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.

Aquapac Waterproof

Submersible Polyurethane Key
Case for Car Keys, Car Immobilizers
Asthma Inhalers, Depth to 150ft / 50m.

Discover the best dive destinations of the world!

Dive in your tea!

ScubaPro Passport Holder

Holds passport and SCUBA certification cards. Made of water-resistant Tarpaulin with SCUBA PRO embroidered logo. Includes two slots for cards.

Innovative Scuba Plastic Hose Holder With Gate Swivel

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.

Protect the reef: Collect some trash from every dive!

Replace an O-ring anywhere with this cool key chain!

Let's find Dory!

My favorite necklace, beautiful and elegant!

Mares Underwater 4x6 Writing Slate

Ideal for making notes underwater and communicate with your buddy. You can change the pensil easily. Clean it with a scrub sponge and fresh water.

Blue Planet: Seas of Life (Five-Disc Special Edition)
David Attenborough

Impressive footage about the world's oceans from the producers of Planet Earth.

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!

Coral reef safe sunscreen without harmful ingredients!

3. Dive Destinations and Travel Books

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

Bonaire Shore Diving Made Easy
Susan Porter

Practical Guide To Shore Dive and Snorkel Sites 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.

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.

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.

4. Fascinating Marine Life Books

Sea turtles, manatees, sharks and more!

The Biology of Sharks and Rays
A. Peter Klimley

Learn more about these fascinating creatures!

Sea Turtles
James R. Spotila

A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation

The Florida Manatee
Roger L. Reep

Biology and Conservation

5. SCUBA Diving Handbooks and essentials

From the history of diving to dive related handbooks, great gift ideas!

The Complete DiverAlex Brylske Ph.D.

The History, Science and Practice of Scuba Diving

Learn more scuba diving hand signals, fun and useful!

Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

One of the best books with theory about diving!

Signal Tube Marker Buoy SMB

Safety Sausage For Scuba Diving With Inflator And Safety Whistle


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

Kinno Scuba Diving
Reef Drift Hook


Helps to keep you stationary while diving in strong currents.
70 inch /1.78M Line Steel Clip Snap With Convenient Storage Bag

Cressi R1 Weight with Integrated BCD

Ergonomic Harness Design for Comfort and Fit
Versatile and Easy to Use Power Inflator
Lightweight Compact Travel BCD
Durable Fabric Material Construction
Weight Integrated BCD System

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