“Cyber Monday” is upon us, and in that spirit, here are some toys and geeky gift ideas for your favorite staff member or dive buddy. In case you missed it, check out our earlier post: Scuba Gift ideas for $20US or less.
Divers and Dive Instructors are our own special breed of gadget geeks. We like toys – but they’ve got to work hard, be eco-friendly and waterproof when possible.
You’ve seen the new dive gadgets at DEMA, so here is some topside gear for the topside part of your job.
Dive instructors are a plugged-in group for folks who spend a lot of time away from electrical outlets. Smartphones and tablets are a necessity today for taking PIC online photos of students, checking the PADI Instructor manual PDF, etc.
When those devices run low on batteries – Yikes!
A new brand of bag, Powerbag, includes a battery with ports for Apple and Android devices. You charge the bag’s battery before you leave for the day and then recharge your smart phone up to two times throughout the day.
Already have a bag you love?
How about a solar-powered battery booster?
…. or a rugged smartphone case?
Read our earlier article where we polled PADI Members for their favorite iPhone / Android protective cases.
Or check out this case recommended by a PADI Member on Google+:
If you own an iPad or other tablet, protect it with one of our new PADI iPad sleeves – (product no. 82362).
Got a future diver who’s not old enough for that Jr OW card?
Or, for the aspiring rebreather diver…
(product no. 70833).
The disc includes many interesting videos showing how different pieces of scuba equipment are made – see sample video on scuba tanks below.