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Jimi
12-10-2007, 12:36
I am getting my FiancÚ certified for Christmas. She has expressed a great deal of interest in it since my father has got his.

My question to all the lady divers is what if anything is something that I might get her to put under the tree, that you feel all ladies who dive need that gentlemen do not?

Since I am in the dark on diving, your input is greatly appreciated.

Damselfish
12-10-2007, 13:06
I can't think of much that ladies need to dive that guys don't. If she sticks with it there will be lots of gear she needs, but most of it is not a good idea to get before she has learned and it's all stuff she should really pick out for herself anyway. She will need mask/fins/snorkel to start but she really needs to try on masks and pick out fins for herself. So a gift certificate or gear she can return are the best ideas there.

You could get her some scuba themed jewelery, like a necklace of some sea critter she might like, earrings shaped like little fins, etc - there's lots of stuff like that to be found.

Or you could get certified yourself ...

Jimi
12-10-2007, 14:08
Thanks for the quick response, I never even thought about jewelery. I like the idea and she will too.

by the way...I am getting certified too, no way I am sitting this one out.

Bigg_Budd
12-10-2007, 15:52
Dude, get her some Jet Fins. It's the gift that keeps on giving...

Athena2c
12-10-2007, 16:22
If you are interested in jewelry, I am partial to Dive Silver, especially the Dive Heart stuff
divesilver (http://www.divesilver.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=divesilver)

mpd525
12-10-2007, 17:17
something that both men and women will need is a wetsuit, she thinks that women tend to get colder in the water than men, so a thicker wetsuit for her. I wear a 3mil all summer and through spring and fall, and she wears a 5mil, and starting getting cold towards october, and i was still fine in a 3. I know it's a personal thing for everybody.

Another thing that most women like is a neoprene mask strap or neoprene mask strap cover. She says it really helps from getting it all tangle in the rubber strap, and is painful. She loves hers. They make several with different designs and pictures on them.

Ber Rabbit
12-12-2007, 11:37
I second the vote for a neoprene mask strap, I love mine. A "save-a-dive" kit would be a nice gift, get one for yourself as well.

If I were making a wishlist here's what I would add:
Dry bag (medium) (http://http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=DryBag)
Divers took kit (http://http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=872153) (I have one and LOVE it!) Hey Scubatoys you need to stock these!
Hanger for wetsuit (http://http://www.scubatoys.com/store/Scuba_Acc_Hanger.asp) and other gear; the hanger pack is really nice
Wrist slate (http://http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=wristslate) these are much nicer than the big rectangular ones that dangle or have to be stuffed in a pocket.
Ber

adv_diver1
12-12-2007, 11:56
Get her a nice book on dive destinations and a gift certificate. Then she can get what she wants and you don't have to decide... she gets what she wants and you don't get in any trouble for screwing up with the color or look...

Jimi
12-12-2007, 12:09
Thanks all for the help, I decided on
Mares Avanti Superchannel Open Heel

and a Dry Bag

azdiver
01-02-2008, 17:04
oh well, you can always get her a nice looking dive watch (st. moritz makes great ones) or some gold marine life jewelry for valentine's day! :-)

Goober
01-02-2008, 17:10
Dude, get her some Jet Fins. It's the gift that keeps on giving...

:smilie39::smilie39::smilie39:

Malbec
01-02-2008, 18:27
Did she like the fins and dry bag?

Are you going to buy her some jewelry soon anyway? :smiley20:

Jimi
01-03-2008, 12:39
She loved the Entire Scuba gift. She is real excited about getting certified. She likes the fins but has not really got to use the dry bag yet. I did get her some jewelery too btw but it was one of those journey necklaces she was eyeballing every time we went to the mall. Since then we have visted the Dive shop and she picked out a Aqualung mask and snorkel, Scubapro boots and a Wet suit. She wasted no time diving in head first :smiley20:

azdiver
01-03-2008, 15:51
Glad to hear that you're both on the way to get certified. I did a lot of research and then bought my regulator at the start and learned how to dive with my own gear.