Give the gift of SCUBA – Why?
Are you looking for ideas for your loved ones for Christmas? Have you considered giving experiences rather than gifts? What if you were to give the gift of SCUBA?
Christmas morning see’s people exchanging gifts, you get that warm fuzzy feeling from giving a gift that someone really loves. It’s what Christmas is all about right? Most of us will have seen that beloved gift on Christmas day ending up in the back of a wardrobe or drawer, never to see the light of day until you inevitably do a big clean up and throw it away.If you give the gift of SCUBA you will gift the gift of experiences and a lifetime of memories.
The great thing about giving experiences is they cannot be thrown away, great memories live on. It may become a hobby that becomes a part of them or maybe a onetime only experience, either way, it will be a memory that lasts forever.
Give the gift of SCUBA – Research
Many studies have shown that material possessions do not contribute to happiness as much as experiences. This is put down to us adapting to physical possessions, so even the newest phone or tablet becomes commonplace. Memories of experiences tend to become fonder over time.
Thomas Gilovich of Cornell University, who conducted the study explains:
‘Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods. You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless, they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.’
Give the gift of SCUBA – Avoid phones
A recent news report showed that 72% of millennials prefer to spend their money on experiences, rather than material possessions. If you would love to get your millennials nose out of a phone and into the world, diving can do just that. No phones are allowed whilst diving. Scuba is the perfect way to spend time with your loved ones, no matter age gaps or personal limitations.
Give the gift of SCUBA – Memories
Do you remember your first breath underwater? It is a memory that is hard to forget, for years after we first breathe underwater, we remember the thrill of it. Imagine if you could give someone this gift. An experience like a ‘try dive’ or open water course could set your friends and family towards discovering the underwater world. If diving is not for them, snorkeling in the pool can help them unlock their passion for the underwater world. Perfecting those skills for breath hold, diving under the water and exploring the reefs of Egypt or the Mediterranean on their next holiday.
Give the gift of SCUBA – How?
Do you believe diving is expensive? You do not have to gift an Open Water Diver course on your own. Club together with a few friends and family members to split the cost, buy an eLearning pass for their next course. Discover Scuba diving is a great, low-cost option if you do not have anyone who wants to split the cost with you.
Give the gift of SCUBA – Already a diver
Is your loved one already a diver? Do they have everything they need for diving? What about a weekend away diving the Farne Islands, St Abbs and Eyemouth’s Marine Parks? The avid diver never has enough spares in their kit, you could help save their next dive. Have they been talking about the next course they want to take? Drysuit diving can open up a whole new world of diving, or a deep course could extend their diving limits, wreck diving could open up diving inside a wreck and discovering our maritime history. If you are not sure what they would like we offer a range of gift vouchers in store.
By giving the gift of SCUBA you are giving a gift that will change their world.