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#1386
Scuba Gifts
Zoltrac - 12/14/2009 7:23 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 58

Do you mind getting scuba gear as a gift? I prefer to pick out most of my own gear for the most part. My friend asked his non diving wife to get him gear for Christmas. Problem is she doesn’t know anything about diving or its gear. My primary gear is stuff I picked out myself, but I would keep gear given as a gift as a backup. What do you think?
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mukashi - 1/11/2010 8:26 AM
[Choose #2] Anyone that knows me would either find out what I really wany/need from a dive buddy or give me a gift certificate to my favorite dive equipment vendor or dive shop.
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Matt65 - 1/05/2010 1:34 AM
[Choose #2] I bought all my own gear, but a gift I would likely use too, but depends on exactly what piece f gear was given.
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DalelynnSims - 12/30/2009 10:22 AM
[Choose #2] once I have checked it out and if it something i would normally use
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Pixel - 12/22/2009 9:50 AM
[Choose #2] I’d like the person doing the buying to take me with so that I can choose and uhm and aahhh.
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dirtguy49 - 12/19/2009 8:01 PM
[Choose #2] Depends
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MDW - 12/18/2009 2:40 PM
[Choose #3] I don’t care who bought it. What’s important is whether it is the right gear. If someone else gave me quality gear, I’ll use it. If a piece of gear is crap (split fins, pistol grip light, snorkel, etc.) I’ll throw it away, even if I bought it.
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steelheadfish - 12/17/2009 10:05 PM
[Choose #1] just get a gift card and let them go buy it gear is really diver specific
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Catman - 12/17/2009 3:20 PM
[Choose #2] That’s what they make wish list for, anybody can buy gear if they know exactly what you want!
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jimran - 12/17/2009 2:51 AM
[Choose #1] best only its my life under the water ,most have all there gear they need
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RedRedus85 - 12/16/2009 11:27 PM
[Choose #2] I always direct people to my wishlist at LeisurePro.
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DiveBuddyChgo - 12/16/2009 7:39 PM
[Choose #1] I would sell gear I didn’t pick out myself...
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HogLifer - 12/15/2009 10:17 PM
[Choose #3] There’s a lot of other diving related gifts that isn’t gear.
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divemaiden - 12/15/2009 8:35 PM
[Choose #2] I would use gear that was given as a gift, if it fit and worked adequately, but I own everything I need already
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diverjay - 12/15/2009 6:44 AM
[Choose #2] My wife doesn’t dive but I use tools such as the internet to find and print off things I might want so she will know what she is looking for. I also let her know who has it for what price.
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diver27 - 12/14/2009 7:35 PM
[Choose #1] OR GIFTS THAT ARE BOUGHT BY DIVE BUDDYS
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UWnewbee - 12/14/2009 7:32 PM
[Choose #1] Useually my family, girlfriend,friends get me a gift cert. at the dive shop, works for me
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Granitehawk - 12/14/2009 7:31 PM
[Choose #1] But I have given my faimliy explicite instructions as to what I need , even went as far as saving it to there favorites on th computer
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StuartG - 12/14/2009 12:38 PM
[Choose #2] If it’s something I need I’d use it. I suggest gift certificates to our LDS.
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ArchimedesPrinciple - 12/14/2009 11:45 AM
[Choose #1] gift certificates to Leisure Pro are nice
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csemenko - 12/14/2009 9:57 AM
[Choose #2] Most dive shops will allow for in store credit/gift certificates for those non-diving spouses and family members to ensure you get the gear you want.
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LatitudeAdjustment - 12/14/2009 8:12 AM
[Choose #3] I have a dive buddy who always gives me things like mask spray, zipper wax, marker light and once it was all in a dry bag
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scubaTim50 - 12/14/2009 8:06 AM
[Choose #2] free is always the best price.. if it is of good quility...Merry Christmas everyone...