Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is around the corner — along with the dilemma of what on earth to buy them. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our Valentine’s day gift guide.
Scuba — the gift that keeps giving
Being a scuba couple means you can share the wonders of the ocean, undersea selfies, post-dive stories, holiday wishlists and… the duty of kit washing. Not convinced? Here are five reasons to dive with your significant other.
Objects of desire
From the conventional to the less ordinary, the following gifts are a match made in heaven for scuba sweethearts:
CocoMilla: invite romance into your home with this personalised scuba diver artwork; from 8 to 42 inches tall, you can choose a gesture as grand (or subtle) as you like.
PADI Gear: if you’re planning a candlelit dinner for two, then these ocean-friendly drinking straws are perfect for sipping mojitos (or milkshakes) while gazing into each other’s eyes.
Accessories: scribble a poem (or proposal) on a dive slate. Include the message ‘you’re the light of my life’ or ‘I’m attached to you’ with a dive torch or clips. Voila! The practical becomes the playful!
If your Valentine already dives, why not whisk them away on vacation for an unforgettable scuba escape. Embrace blue skies and bluer waters at idyllic island hotspots like the Maldives, Hawaii or Bali. Get cosy in chilly Iceland, famed for the Northern Lights and Silfra, or make memories among Truk Lagoon’s wrecks or Costa Rica’s giant pelagics. There are places for every passion — visit PADI Travel to explore yours.
And finally, show some love for the ocean, too.
When choosing presents, avoid things that harm creatures or reefs, eliminate unnecessary plastic, and reduce waste by using re-usable or recyclable wrapping. If you’re booking a trip, choose an eco-friendly destination. And if you’re taking a romantic walk down the beach, collect a few items of litter along the way.
Need more gift ideas? Browse the PADI blog for more inspiration for every occasion.