Gift-o-Rama Day 1: Mask Appeal

November 29, 2011 | By | 17 Comments

Welcome to Cruise Critic’s Gift-o-Rama, in which we’ll be unwrapping our 2011 gift picks for the cruisers among us. Better yet: You can actually win some of our choices by simply being a Lido Deck subscriber (check back here tomorrow at 10 a.m. EST to see who today’s lucky sea-farer is). To get things started off in a big way, we’ll be giving away today’s too-nifty-for-words gift choice: Liquid Image’s XCS Video Mask, a scuba/snorkel mask with a built-in video camera that also takes still photos.

What it is: XCS Video Mask by Liquid Image ($149.99)
Why we like it: Sure the Caribbean is perfect for fruity frozen cocktails and duty-free shopping, but for the more adventurous cruiser, sailing into those turquoise waters means spending an afternoon chasing sea life. The conundrum? It’s awfully tricky to capture the memory of that sea turtle floating about just inches away with those cheap, low quality waterproof cameras. The solution? This innovative scuba mask, which features a built-in waterproof digital video camera (it also takes still images), making it perfect for chronicling your swimming, snorkeling and of course, scuba diving adventures.
Where to get it: Check it out here.
The fine print: We’ll be showcasing one gift each day through December 9, and picking a winner of either the gift itself or a Cruise Critic swag pack from random, among all subscribers to the Lido Deck.
If you are already a subscriber, or you subscribe before 6pm this evening — November 29 — you will be in with a chance to win today’s gift Liquid Image’s XCS Video Mask.
Check here for the rules, and be sure to come back each morning at 10 a.m. to see the gift du jour — and to find out if you won the previous day’s giveaway.
You have to be in it to win it: Subscribe to the Lido Deck now.
Ready to dive in? Chat with fellow cruisers about all things scuba and snorkeling.
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    17 Responses to “Gift-o-Rama Day 1: Mask Appeal”

    1. Sheila Hale
      November 29th, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

      I NEED that snorkle camera! I leave for Fiji on Dec. 7th, and it will be PERFECT for capturing the beautiful fish I expect to see.

    2. Denise Viorde
      November 29th, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

      Would love to have this camera!!!!

    3. Sheryl McBride
      November 29th, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

      This camera would be perfect for my upcoming cruise in April. Perfect for snorkeling.

    4. andre4259
      November 29th, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

      I could use that for my cruise on 12 / 11 on the pearl

    5. J Justice
      November 29th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

      Perfect for my b2b in Jan ;)

    6. Sue
      November 29th, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

      Wow…LOVE that camera!!! Gee what I would do to have that camera while Cave Tubing in Belize next month! Oh yea!!!

    7. Melissa
      November 29th, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

      I want that soooo bad!

    8. Mike
      November 30th, 2011 @ 12:11 am

      Planning on 4 days of two tank dives while enjoying our southern Caribbean cruise over the holidays. What better way to record the adventures both underwater and in the bars!

    9. Debbie
      November 30th, 2011 @ 2:55 am

      Just read the rules, I cant win, Im in Australia.

    10. Arlene Prinselaar
      November 30th, 2011 @ 10:18 am

      What a great idea! The underwater camera I have is the pits. What a great present this would be for all of our snorkeling adventures.

    11. Suzinauz
      November 30th, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

      I could use tha camera on the Great barrier Reef. Amazing idea!

    12. Judy LaSpada
      November 30th, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

      The underwater camera would be great for my cruise in Feb. Hubby would just love it.

    13. Karen
      November 30th, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

      I could use that for our trip to key west in January! What a neat gift.

    14. Mark Anderson
      November 30th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

      We have a Carribean cruise coming up in January and it would be wonderful to use this mask to make some lasting and physical memories.

    15. Cindy Weaver
      November 30th, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

      I have one – it is great!!

    16. Mallory
      December 1st, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

      I may be dumb, but where do we see the winners?

    17. lisa martinez
      December 2nd, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

      My hanband and i go scuba diving all the time. This would be perfect for mexicao and Fiji :)

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