2017 Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve got the perfect gifts for the diver and snorkeler on your list! Our staff have weighed in with their top picks to fit every budget.

Blue Planet gift certificateGift Certificates

Not sure what they might like? We offer gift certificates in any amount good toward classes, gear, servicing or even trips.

Special Deals
Stocking Stuffers
For the Dive Traveler
For the New Diver
For the Underwater Photographer


Special Deals

Free compass with select dive computer purchaseFree SK-8 compass with a dive computer purchase

Now through December 31, 2017, receive a free Suunto SK-8 compass with the purchase of a Zoop Novo wrist, D4i Novo wrist or a Zoop Novo Combo. That’s a value of $105! Compasses come in strap or bungee mount or you can attach them to a Suunto console.

 

 

Free bag with a BCD purchase

Wrap up adventure! Purchase any Aqua Lung BCD featuring their proprietary Wrapture Harness System and wrap it up with a FREE qualifying Explorer Collection Mesh Bag. BCDs include the Axiom, Soul, Dimension or Lotus, with or without the i3 inflation system.

 

 

Free wide angle lens with a SeaLife DC2000 camera

Thinking about getting an underwater camera? This deal is too good to pass up! When you buy the new SeaLife DC2000 camera, you can get a wide angle lens (value of $199) for free. Featuring a 20MP image sensor and RAW formatting capabilities, the DC2000 will let your underwater inspirations guide you to stunning results. And the lens will help you get everything in your shot!

 

On Sale

  • 30% off in-stock Sharkskin Chillproof hooded vests, longsleeve shirts, socks and beanies
  • 30% off in-stock Aqua Lung AquaFlex 3mm wetsuits
  • $20 off Blue Planet Save-A-Dive kits in Pelican cases
  • 30% off Aqua Lung premium snorkeling set
  • 20% off SP Gadget POV cases for GoPro cameras
  • $150 off Rescue Diver + DAN DEMP course combo

Stocking Stuffers

Lionfish earringsLionfish jewelry ($30)

Help stop the lionfish invasion and support local artisans while sharing a unique gift — lionfish earrings and necklaces! Women in communities throughout several Caribbean countries create these beautiful pieces using lionfish spines, tails and fins.

 

Manta Ray ornamentFair-trade holiday ornaments (starting at $14)

Check out these beautiful hand-crafted ornaments made by craftsmen in a small village in Thailand. We’ve picked out all of our favorite ocean critters, including manta rays, seahorses, octopus, jellyfish, otters and more.

 

4ocean bracelet4Ocean bracelets ($20)

1.4 billion pounds of trash enters the ocean every year. 4Ocean is on a mission to stop it, and you can help! When you buy a bracelet made from 100% recycled materials, it represents one pound of trash that you removed from the ocean.

 

Reef Creature Identification ebookMarine Life books and ebooks (starting at $30)

We have yet to meet a diver who doesn’t love looking through these invaluable guides after a dive. Any of these books are sure to be treasured gifts, but if your diver prefers to travel light, you can now purchase ebook versions of many of the guides! The ebooks can be used on Apple laptops, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, tablets and Windows based computers.

 

Dry Case backpackDry Case dry backpacks (starting at $89)

Divers love to get underwater — but not so much their electronics. Keep your gear dry on the boat or on any adventure with these amazing drybags and backpacks. With high quality waterproof TPU materials, a two-way purge valve for inflation or compression and up to 20 liters of storage, we love to take them on all of our dive trips!

 

DAN Surface Signaling KitSurface signaling device (starting at $35)

An essential piece of equipment for any diver, a surface marker buoy (safety sausage) ensures the boat can find you if you get separated from the group. You can start with the basic 4′ model or go all out with the DAN Surface Signaling Kit, complete with a reflective panel, signaling mirror, marine whistle, safety light and multiple ways to inflate.

 

Bigblue dive light combo packBigblue dive light combo pack (starting at $180)

Ready to experience the thrill of a night dive? Or peek under ledges to see who’s hiding there? This is the perfect primary plus back-up light starter kit for new divers or those just ready to upgrade their light equipment. The primary 1200 lumens light is one of our favorites with an aluminum housing, interchangeable LED head, 4 level push-button on/off switch, battery-level indicator and rechargeable 18650 lithium ion battery. The AL250 is a great bonus!

Prawno rashguardBlue Planet rashguards from Prawno ($55)

Rashguards are an indispensable item for divers, snorkelers or anyone who enjoys time in the water. And we’re excited to announce these new Blue Planet rashguards from Prawno! In both mens and womens cuts and sizing, these long-sleeved shirts have a UPF 50+ rating. That means they’re a great alternative to slathering on sunscreen, which can be harmful to the beautiful corals we travel so far to see. Save the reefs and cover up in these stylish rashies!

 

For the Dive Traveler

Fish ID Travel Edition“Reef Fish Identification TRAVEL EDITION: Caribbean, Bahamas, South Florida” by Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach ($30)

Are airline weight restrictions forcing you to leave your prized Reef Fish Identification book at home? The digital age is upon us, but divers still want a book in their hands when they return from a dive to look up the fishes they encounter. At 3/4 of a pound, this travel edition is the answer!

 

DAN travel first aid kitDAN Grab & Go Travel First Aid Kit ($20)

There is no easier way to improve readiness for emergencies in remote settings than to bring a first aid kit. The presence of a few important items can make a big difference in an injured person’s ability to continue a trip. The DAN Grab & Go Travel First Aid Kit is stocked with a supply of high quality components to help you deal with injuries while waiting for help to arrive.

 

Save-A-Dive Kit (on sale for $56)

Broken mask or fin strap? Check. Chewed up mouthpiece? No problem. Need to switch around hoses on your regulator? Easy. Our custom Save-A-Dive Kit has all of the basics for any kind of dive equipment quick fix, and it comes in a handy waterproof pelican case. Keep it in your bag and you can even store your phone, wallet or other small items on the boat!

 

Stahlsac mesh duffel bagStahlac bag (starting at $40)

No diver should be without a boat bag on a trip! This packable, breathable mesh duffel bag from Stahslac is a staff favorite. It’s perfect for throwing in your suitcase and then stowing all of your gear once you arrive. And it’s great for containing overflow for the plane ride home — perfect for a damp wetsuit or dirty laundry.

 

Nautilus Lifelife GPSNautilus Lifeline GPS ($199)

Keep your favorite diver safe with the updated Nautilus Lifeline. Broadcast your GPS position and a distress message to all AIS equipped ships up to 34 miles away, as well as a special DSC message to the marine radio on your own vessel. Peace of mind for only $199.

 

NitroxPADI Enriched Air Diver course ($175)

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Doesn’t every diver want to stay down longer and get back in the water sooner? Elearning option is available!

For the New Diver

BUFF HeadbandBUFF Multifunctional Headwear (starting at $15)

Get that hair under control! The BUFF® UV Multifunctional Headband offers thermal efficiency, built-in sun protection, seamless construction and the moisture-wicking performance of COOLMAX® PRO fiber. Comfortable as a headband and wearable nine different ways, this versatile multifunctional headband is the choice for hot summer runs, rides, hikes and dives!

 

Eezycut Trilobyte cutting toolEEZYCUT Trilobite Cutting Tool ($25)

A cutting tool is an essential piece of scuba equipment, and none is easier to carry and use than this one. All of our staff wear at least one of these on their BCDs. They are perfect for cutting through fishing line, nets or even webbing or suits. And they’re super safe and easy to use, even with gloves on.

 

Suunto dive computersDive Computer (starting at $299)

When anyone asks us what a new diver should invest in first, we always suggest a dive computer. This is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment you can own! It monitors your dive time, depth and no decompression limits while recording your dive profile for logging and future dive planning. It’s an essential tool that none of our staff ever dives without.

 

Neutral buoyancy turtle disapproves of your flailingPADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course ($195)

Achieving good buoyancy control is a fundamental dive skill and also one of the hardest to master. This course is all about determining your ideal weighting and trim and learning the techniques needed to glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. If you can’t complete the whole course right away, we offer buoyancy clinics in the pool throughout the year.

For the Underwater Photographer

Intova DUB cameraIntova DUB Camera ($119)

Just getting started? Capture incredible footage of your adventures with full high definition, 1080p video resolution and a 8MP sensor. Whether you’re skimming the surface on a surf board or submerged underwater, the removable, compact and rugged housing floats and is waterproof to 200 feet. The built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery provides up to 2 hours of battery life, allowing you to count on being able to film and shoot the highlights of your day.

 

GoPro Hero5GoPro HERO5 Black Camera ($399)

Take your underwater video to the next level with the HERO5. Shoot in 4K Ultra HD with an improved low light sensor, shake-free technology and voice commands. This version also takes 12MP photos in Single, Burst, and Time Lapse modes in a RAW format, providing the most flexibility when using advanced photo editing software. Plus new GoPro software makes it easier than ever to edit and share clips of your dives with buddies!

 

Backscatter Flip5 Pro PackageBackscatter FLIP5 Filter Kits for GoPro (starting at $99)

Dramatically improve your underwater photos and videos with these custom-made filter systems for the GoPro HERO5 and HERO6. The rugged, aircraft-grade aluminum frame allows you to easily switch between any 2 filters on the same dive. And the Pro Package includes the +15 MacroMate lens, a must for getting all those nudibranchs in focus!

 

Underwater photographersDigital Underwater Photography Post-Production Diver course ($175)

Now that you’ve taken all of those amazing photos, how do you organize, edit and share them? This course is a great introduction to one of the best tools available for photo editing! An instructor will walk you through the beginning steps and features of Adobe Lightroom to enhance your underwater photographs plus import, organize and develop/enhance your photos. Plus this counts as a specialty towards Master Scuba Diver.

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Happy Thanksgiving! See you at Small Business Saturday

Thanksgiving Hours

The Blue Planet Scuba shop will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you enjoy the time with your family and friends.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 – CLOSED
Friday, November 24, 2017 – CLOSED

Small Business Saturday

We will be open on Saturday for Small Business Saturday. Stop by to take advantage of great sales and specials on gear.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 – OPEN 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Gear sales and specials

  • Buy a Suunto Zoop Novo or D4i Novo dive computer and get a free SK-8 compass
  • Buy an Aqua Lung Axiom, Soul, Dimension or Lotus (i3 optional) BCD and receive a free qualifying Explorer Collection bag
  • 30% off in-stock Aqua Lung AquaFlex 3mm wetsuits
  • 30% off in-stock Sharkskin Chillproof products (including hooded vests, shirts, socks, hoods and beanies)
  • 20% off in-stock BigBlue dive lights
  • Save 20% when you buy a neoprene hood and glove set from Henderson, AquaLung or Deep See
  • Save $100 when you buy a GoPro Hero5 with Flip 5 Pro filter kit, POV Aqua Case and Dive Buoy
  • Save $20 on our special Save a Dive kit with pelican case
  • Save 30% on our premier snorkeling set (Look2 mask, Wind fins, Zephyr snorkel)
  • Buy a SeaLife DC2000 camera and receive a free wide angle lens plus a pool session with an instructor ($250 value)
  • Save $150 when you sign up for our PADI Rescue Diver + DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) combo package
  • Buy an Aqua Lung drysuit and receive the PADI Drysuit Diver certification course for free
  • Buy a Hollis or Apeks sidemount kit (BCD and regulators) and receive the PADI Sidemount Diver certification course for free

*Based on availability. Suunto and Aqua Lung offers valid through December 31, 2017, or while supplies last. Promotions and discounts cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other offer. 

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Free bag when you buy a BCD

Wrap up adventure! Purchase any Aqua Lung BCD featuring their proprietary Wrapture Harness System and wrap it up with a FREE qualifying Explorer Collection Bag.*

 

*Availability may vary depending on retailer BCD and bag selection. Offer valid only at participating Aqua Lung Retailers in the U.S., Caribbean, and Canada through December 31, 2017, or while supplies last. Promotions and discounts cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other offer. Visit your local Aqua Lung retailer for more details.

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Free Suunto SK-8 Compass!

For a limited time, receive a free Suunto SK-8 compass with the purchase of a Zoop Novo wrist, D4i Novo wrist or a Zoop Novo Combo.

Free compass with select dive computer purchase

Offer is valid beginning October 1st, 2017 through December 31st, 2017. Stop by the shop for yours today!

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FREE SeaLife Wide Angle Lens

When you need to get everything in the shot, you need a wide angle lens! With the SeaLife Wide Angle Lens, you can stay within the shooting range of your flash and still fit everything in the shot. The Wide Angle Lens will take a full-frame picture of a 5 foot shark within a 5 foot shooting distance.

And now while supplies last, you can get a FREE Wide Angle Lens with the purchase of a SeaLife DC2000 Camera! This means you save $199 on the price of this lens –  don’t miss this great deal on a great camera and accompanying lens!

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Seminar: Regs, BCDs and computers...oh my! - August 16, 2017

Thinking about buying a regulator, BCD or computer but you’re not sure where to start? Octo vs. safe second, back-inflate vs. jacket, wrist vs. console…there are so many options now! Whether you’re picking out your first set-up or you’re ready to replace your old one, this is a great opportunity to learn about key features and the latest advancements for these essential pieces of equipment.

When: Wednesday, August 16; 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet shop

RSVP via Facebook or email

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve got the perfect gifts for the underwater enthusiast on your list! Our staff have weighed in with their top picks to fit every budget.

Blue Planet gift certificateGift Certificates

Not sure what they might like? We offer gift certificates in any amount good toward classes, gear, servicing or even trips.

 

Special Deals

Suunto Cobra offerSave $100 on a Suunto Cobra

Now through December 31, 2016, purchase a Suunto Cobra dive computer for $499 — $100 off the regular retail price of $599! The Cobra is an air-integrated console-mounted computer that combines versatile features with a user-friendly design.

 

 

simply-free-ad-lrFree computer with BCD + regulator purchase

Just in time for the holiday season – give the gift of new gear to your favorite dive buddy or treat yourself to a new kit! Purchase any qualifying Aqua Lung Regulator and BC and receive an i300 Wrist Computer for FREE!

 

 

New Items

Nautilus Lifelife GPSNew Nautilus Lifeline GPS

Keep your favorite diver safe with the updated Nautilus Lifeline. Broadcast your GPS position and a distress message to all AIS equipped ships up to 34 miles away, as well as a special DSC message to the marine radio on your own vessel. Peace of mind for only $199.

 

Lionfish earringsLionfish jewelry

Help stop the lionfish invasion and support local artisans while sharing a unique gift — lionfish earrings and necklaces! Women in communities throughout several Caribbean countries create these beautiful pieces using lionfish spines, tails and fins.

 

Manta Ray ornamentFair-trade holiday ornaments

Check out these beautiful hand-crafted ornaments made by craftsmen in a small village in Thailand. We’ve picked out all of our favorite ocean critters, including manta rays, seahorses, octopus, jellyfish, otters and more.

 

GoPro Hero4 BlackOn Sale

  • Aqua Lung rashguards
  • Scuba Flirt t-shirts
  • Lavacore hooded vests, longsleeve shirts and socks
  • GoPro Hero 4 Black and accessories
  • Backscatter FLIP4 fliters and packages for GoPro 3, 3+ and 4
  • SeaLife cameras and accessories

Under $25

  • Neoprene slapstrap
  • Lycra socks
  • EEZYCUT linecutter
  • DAN Travel First Aid Kit
  • Backscatter FLIP4Buff headware
  • Logbooks
  • Aqua Pencil & Slate kit
  • GoPro cases
  • Fish ID + dive site slates for various destinations
  • Scuba multi-tool

Under $50

  • Neoprene gloves
  • REEF Fish/Coral/Creature ID books (ebooks available!)
  • Drybags
  • Backpacks and regulator bags
  • freestyle-navigatorGoPro handles and mounts
  • Surface marker buoy (“safety sausage”)

Under $75

  • Dive lights
  • Spring straps
  • Dive knives
  • Freestyle dive watches

 

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New Nautilus Lifeline GPS

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Only $199! And for a limited time, you can save $20 as part of Nautilus’ introductory offer!

Don’t get left behind! The all new Nautilus LifeLine Marine Rescue GPS is less than half the size of the original radio and is incredibly simple to use. Simply undo the latch and open, turn on, remove the red distress cap and press the red button. Your GPS position is accurate to 1.5 metres and a man overboard distress message will be broadcast to all AIS equipped ships up to 34 miles away, as well as a special DSC message to the marine radio on your own vessel. Your Nautilus LifeLine floats and is waterproof in all sea conditions. Just keep the o-ring clean and forget about it for the next 5 years!

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Blue Planet Gift Certificates

Not sure what to get the underwater enthusiast in your life? Never fear…give them a gift certificate! Purchase one online now!

We offer gift certificates that can be used toward:

  • diving and snorkeling equipment
  • scuba certification classes
  • gear servicing
  • our group dive trips

There are multiple ways to get a gift certificate today:

  • Buy one online.
  • Stop into the shop and pick one up.
  • Call us and we can either mail your recipient a gift certificate or send one electronically. Perfect for the last-minute gift!
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