Wondering what scuba shop to use or who to stay with on your next dive trip?
In this resource section, you will find Dive Buddies 4 Life recommended shops, brands, and accommodations. Our hand-picked partners are leaders in the diving industry and will be more than happy to make sure you have a fintastic scuba experience.
You will also find plenty of practical downloadable material that will help you plan out your next dive adventure.
Dive Zihuatanejo is a scuba diving, snorkeling, and whale watching shop on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Located in the heart of Zihuatanejo, this PADI dive shop may be small in size, but it has a big passion for the ocean. Owner of Dive Zihuatanejo, Maude Jetté is originally from Canada and has been diving all over the Caribbean. With many years of dive experience, Maude knows what it takes to show visitors the best of the underwater Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa region.
Awesome Maps is a German-based company hell-bent on inspiring globetrotters, since 2010, to discover their world. The company meticulously researches, hand-illustrates, and prints world maps that both inform and inspire wanderlust. Awesome Maps have a wide variety of prints available on paper, canvas, or towel material. These maps are the perfect addition to your home, workplace, van, or backpack.
If you are a brand or scuba shop interested in becoming a Dive Buddies 4 Life Partner and show up in this resource section, reach out and contact us so we can discuss the details.
** Don’t forget anything on your next dive trip with this scuba packing list.
Bare 7mm thick elastek dry suit hood
Rechargeable Ikelite NiMH battery pack compatible with Ikelite’s DS125, DS160, and DS161 strobes.
Canon Eos Rebel T7i camera body with built-in wifi and plenty of other features
Reef Safe SPF 30 sunscreen for protection against broad-spectrum UVA and UVB.Water-resistant for 80 minutes of swimming or activity. It contains our potent antioxidant blend of Green Tea, Tulsi, Wakame and Olive Leaf.
Aveeno zinc oxide mineral sunscreen with SPF 50. An environmentally-friendly sunscreen that is oil-free, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and water-resistant.
Bare drysuit trek boots designed for rocky shore entries, boat decks, and boat ladders
Compact scuba diving finger spool with 150ft of white line and a 4-inch brass double-ended clip
With marine biologist Dr. Alexander Mustard as your guide, you can learn all you need to know to explore the amazing creatures and landscapes that exist underwater.
Ikelite Canon EOS 100D Rebel SL1 underwater camera housing in white
Reusable scuba diver tea infuser for use on loose teas. Easy to fill, empty clean and dishwasher safe. Tea infuser comes with a silicone raft drip tray.
Flexible Lightweight Portable Tripod for Projector DSLR Cameras and Go Pro
Fireproof Lipo Charging Safe Bag is a medium size flame retardant bag that safeguards your batteries during charging, transit, and storage.
Size: 20cm X 15cm X 15cm
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod and Bag with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet
The Cuticate floating dry box is a waterproof sports container perfect to fit money, ID, cards, keys and more. The case is small, portable, compact, and comes with a lanyard clip hook to take with you as you scuba dive.
Ikelite aluminum digital camera tray with dual handles
This new second edition of The Great Lakes Diving Guide, is the most comprehensive guide ever written about exploring Great Lakes shipwrecks.
Ikelite photography strobe DS161 with NiMH rechargeable battery pack
Dive hands-free with a diving flashlight glove. This torch holder has a universal adjustable wrist strap scuba and is made of superior nylon material, which means it’s durable and comfortable to wear.
The dive guide Bonaire is a comprehensive dive guide for use by divers and snorkelers at all skill levels. It describes more than 100 dive sites along with underwater maps and stunning photographs. This all-inclusive dive guide is your handbook for endless diving and snorkeling enjoyment.
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital DSLR Camera + 32GB Memory Card + Photo4Less Cleaning Cloth.
Ikelite compact ball arm for quick release handle
Black scuba diving turtle fins
Ikelite underwater macro lens casing is comprised of an acetyl body with glass front and can hold lenses of 4.37 diameter x 3 inches (111 x 76 mm)
The Hydra 5000 WSRU is an all in one photo and dive light with wide, spot, red, and UV modes
The waterproof scuba diving egg helps keep valuables dry while in the water. The egg is suitable for storing sunglasses, car keys, money and etc.
The inside diameter is 2.07″ and the inside length is 5.04″.
A 16″ x 16″ sequins blue mermaid decorative throw pillow cover. Perfect for the sofa, chair or bed. The cover does NOT come with a pillow insert.
Scuba diving 4ft neon yellow surface marker signal tube with “Diver Below” print
Black Mares Cruise Roller Tauchen bag, perfect for scuba diving and traveling
The Sony SEL90M28G FE 90 mm f/2.8-22 Macro G OSS Standard-Prime Lens for E (NEX) Cameras.
Ikelite TTL dual flash sync cord attaches two strobe’s to the underwater camera housing.
Bare SB System Mens Full Under-layer
Sony Alpha a6500 24MP mirrorless camera with a 16-50mm lens, able to shoot 4K movies.
If you’re not quite ready for the expense of big lights, this little video light goes perfectly with any GoPro setup
3PC curved armband glow in the dark slate.
GoPro HERO6 Black Camera
Suunto Vyper Novo wrist scuba diving computer with USB
Capture amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air with the GoPro Karma Drone
Compact underwater scuba diving hand reel with a 150ft of white line on the spool
Dry glove lock system that accommodates all hand sizes
DUI heavy duty dry suit gloves with yellow liners available in sizes: S, M, L, XL
Filled with more than 350 images from National Geographic, 100 Dives of a Lifetime provides the ultimate bucket list for ardent scuba divers and aspirational travelers alike.
Capture amazingly smooth shake-free video with the GoPro Karma Grip
Canon Macro Lens EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM – non Image Stabilised
Black Mares Dragon Scuba Diving BCD
SHOOT 6″ Underwater Dome Port for GoPro Hero 6/Hero 5/Hero(2018) Black Camera Diving Lens Hood Housing Photography with Waterproof Case Accessories
GoPro dual battery charger conveniently charges two HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or HERO camera batteries simultaneously
Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof Camera:
Waterproof (50 ft. / 15 m), dustproof, shockproof (7 ft. / 2. 1 m), crushproof (100kgf), freeze proof (14°F/ -10°c), anti-fog
High-resolution F2. 0 lens, maximum 8x zoom, true pic VIII, back illuminated CMOS Image Sensor
Variable macro system comprised of 4 macro shooting modes, magnified shooting up to 1cm from the end of the lens
5 underwater shooting modes including underwater microscope, 3 underwater white balance modes
4K movie and full HD 120 fps high-speed movies can be recorded
Diving lens filter kit for GoPro HERO 5/6 which enhances colors for underwater video and photography conditions
Bare 5mm evoke women’s full suit designed by Bare’s all-female design team. The suit has technically, innovative celliant infrared technology which increase circulation, body warmth and performance.
Suunto SK-8 wrist compass with bungee straps, faster stabilization, and enhanced readability
Bare drysuit drawstring scuba gear bag the perfect alternative for transporting a dry suit to-and-from the dive site
Bare Sports 5mm men’s wetsuit made with elastek full-stretch nylon-2 and neoprene celliant liner infrared technology.
An elegant lead-free wine glass with a shark figurine anchored inside. The perfect gift for wine and shark lovers everywhere.
13-inch inflatable dive buoy with a 12 by 11-inch scuba diving flag surface marker
Mini blue scuba diving tank key ring with brass pick tool and o-rings
Sigma MC-11 mount converter lens adapter (Sigma EF-Mount lens to sony E cameras). Essential photo kit contains Altura photo rapid-fire wrist strap, small lens pouch, cleaning kit, and microfiber lens cleaning cloth.
A one-piece dive hanger construction for strength and durability with non-corroding plastic resin. The hanger can support up to 20 pounds.
“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”