To all the diver dads out there, Happy Father’s Day!
Whether you’re a committed cold-water diver or a salty sea-dog of the tropics, at some point, you probably played with your dad in the water. It’s well known that familial ties are strengthened through outdoor recreation, and exploring the planet’s waters can be a particularly potent way to develop the bond between father and child.
That’s why, on this Father’s Day, we wanted to give a hearty shoutout to all the dads out there introducing their kids to the water. Whether in a lake, river, creek or ocean, aquatic sports promote a lifelong curiosity for exploration and thirst for adventure. We believe that every childhood is enriched by opportunities to play in the water, and we’re committed to developing gear that promotes these healthy and positive family experiences across the generations.
The funny thing is: most dads are hard to buy presents for! The reason? They buy all their own toys! We all know that friend (maybe it’s you) who has a garage stocked full of gear and equipment, well past the point of necessity. The truth is, a lot of diver dads are just grown-up kids, and they need their toys, too!
What to Get Your Dad for Father’s Day?
With that in mind, we wanted to offer up some gift suggestions of some of our most dad- and husband-friendly gear that’ll definitely make him feel appreciated:
Atomic Aquatics: TI6 Titanium Dive Knife
It might seem like a no-brainer, but the Atomic Aquatics TI6 Titanium Dive Knife is an excellent gift idea for your papa bear. It mounts easily on any BCD and will let him cut through lines or hazardous obstructions in case of emergency. Its rust and corrosion resistant and the lockable sheath keeps other gear safe while not in use. Available in both a blunt and/or pointed tip. Have your diver dad mount it to his kit and use it as a safety backup.
Atomic Aquatics: Frameless Mask
Wanna give your pop the gift of superb optical wideness and clarity? Look no further than the Atomic Aquatics Framless Mask. Enhanced with UltraClear lenses and an easily packable frameless body that’ll go anywhere, the Frameless Mask was designed to bring elite levels of performance to any spot on the planet. We used a computer to maximize upward, downward and side-to-side vision. And because an external frame is not needed, the viewable area of the lens is optimized for visual output.
Zeagle: Ranger BCD
So: you, your family has decided to get dad something big this year for Father’s Day! We recommend the legendary and iconic Zeagle Ranger BCD. It’s outfitted with Zeagle’s Personal Fit System, so no matter if dad puts on a couple pounds, he’ll always be able to adjust it to dial in the perfect fit for his next dive. Plus, it’s tough as nails. Constructed from reinforced 1050 denier ballistic nylon, the Ranger is compatible with a variety of options and accessories, including bladders, pockets, hard backplates, as well as custom attachment components.
And more splendid gift ideas for every budget are waiting at the store for you!