Freedivers are often minimalists in spirit. Instead of entering the water with a slew of scuba gear, they prefer to explore the sea with a set of fins and a mask. If you’re looking for a gift for a special freediver in your life, here are a few items to consider.

If you can’t find anything freediving related — opt for something mermaid themed. After all, freedivers are as close as you can get to being a real-life mermaid.

Best practical gifts for freedivers

1. Gear Bag

Practical and useful, every diver needs a gear bag to safely transport their gear from one dive site to the next. This bag is also waterpoof, making it a perfect all-around bag for clothes and other necessities a freediver needs on a dive trip. At 135 liters capacity, this dive bag can comfortably fit two sets of dive gear with extra room for clothes. 

2. Course or training

There’s no item or piece of gear that can top excellent training when it comes to freediving. Enroll your freediving friend into the next level of their course, or splurge on some one-on-one lessons from a qualified freediving coach. Many coaches offer video analysis where the freediver can look closely at what they could improve on.

Read: Freediving 101: Why You Should Get Certified

3. Freediving set

If you know a freediver who is just starting out, this freediving set is complete with a mask, snorkel, fins, and fin bag. These Gara Professional LD fins by Cressi are what many of the world’s top freedivers once learned to dive with — as they’re very flexible and durable. This set is perfect as an upgrade to mis-matched or tired gear, or makes for a great starter set. Make sure you get the foot size of your freediver before ordering. 

4. Dive buoy with flag

This dive buoy was made with freedivers in mind. A pocket in the middle of the float is ideal for storing snacks, spare masks, and water, while the flag alerts boats of your presence. The handles and SS ring clips around the buoy are perfect for relaxing, safety diving, and clipping extra gear as needed. The nylon cover keeps the float durable and is quick-drying. 

Best fun and quirky gifts for freedivers

5. Coffee Mug

A coffee mug with humorous inscription is a great gift idea for a freediver. Microwave and dishwasher safe. 

6. Mouse pad

Nowadays, everyone seems to spend a lot of time in front of the computer when we’d really all rather be swimming in the sea. This is an ideal gift for divers who also love dolphins (who doesn’t?).

7. Throw pillow

This cover pillow is something that every diver should definitely have in their ocean-inspired collection. These throw pillow covers are durable and machine washable.

8. Ocean-themed doormat

Mermaids welcoming mermaids, the ultimate housewarming doormat. Even if your freediving friend is the one to walk through the doors, it’s always nice to have a bit of self-affirmation.

9. Mermaid Tail (Monofin?) Necklace

This sterling silver necklace with Swarovski crystals might as well be a universal freediving symbol.

10. Shark bite socks

If you want to make your friend laugh, these socks will do the trick. The custom blend of cotton, nylon, polyester, and spandex makes these socks breathable, soft, and incredibly comfortable.

11. Lokai Cause Collection Bracelet

A meaningful present that connects humanity and elegance in one. Lokai supports Oceana’s mission to save our sharks and preserve balance both in and out of the water. From every sale, this brand donates $1 to Oceana and supports shark conservation.

Read: The Best Gifts for Shark Lovers 


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