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.
One of the best websites to find accommodations for a wide variety of budgets is Airbnb. Joey and I found it hard to justify staying in a hostel, when for equally as cheap we can find a full house or apartment. What’s even more appealing is the discounts, typically between 10-30%, that become available if you stay for a week or a month in one particular locations. Airbnb is the perfect solution for traveler’s looking to stay in one area for a few days or even a few months. If you’re new to Airbnb, receive a discount for your first stay!
If you are a scuba shop interested in becoming a Dive Buddies 4 Life partner shop 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.
DUI heavy duty dry suit gloves with yellow liners available in sizes: S, M, L, XL
Mini blue scuba diving tank key ring with brass pick tool and o-rings
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod and Bag with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet
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″.
Capture amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air with the GoPro Karma Drone
Canon Macro Lens EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM – non Image Stabilised
Scuba diving 4ft neon yellow surface marker signal tube with “Diver Below” print
Ikelite aluminum digital camera tray with dual handles
Compact underwater scuba diving hand reel with a 150ft of white line on the spool
SHOOT 6″ Underwater Dome Port for GoPro Hero 6/Hero 5/Hero(2018) Black Camera Diving Lens Hood Housing Photography with Waterproof Case Accessories
Bare SB System Mens Full Under-layer
13-inch inflatable dive buoy with a 12 by 11-inch scuba diving flag surface marker
Bare drysuit trek boots designed for rocky shore entries, boat decks, and boat ladders
The Sony SEL90M28G FE 90 mm f/2.8-22 Macro G OSS Standard-Prime Lens for E (NEX) Cameras.
GoPro HERO6 Black Camera
Ikelite photography strobe DS161 with NiMH rechargeable battery pack
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.
Bare 7mm thick elastek dry suit hood
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.
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)
Suunto SK-8 wrist compass with bungee straps, faster stabilization, and enhanced readability
Bare Sports 5mm men’s wetsuit made with elastek full-stretch nylon-2 and neoprene celliant liner infrared technology.
Black scuba diving turtle fins
Sony Alpha a6500 24MP mirrorless camera with a 16-50mm lens, able to shoot 4K movies.
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.
Dry glove lock system that accommodates all hand sizes
Ikelite TTL dual flash sync cord attaches two strobe’s to the underwater camera housing.
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.
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.
Compact scuba diving finger spool with 150ft of white line and a 4-inch brass double-ended clip
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.
Black Mares Cruise Roller Tauchen bag, perfect for scuba diving and traveling
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
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.
This new second edition of The Great Lakes Diving Guide is the most comprehensive guide ever written about exploring Great Lakes shipwrecks.
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.
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.
Suunto Vyper Novo wrist scuba diving computer with USB
Aveeno zinc oxide mineral sunscreen with SPF 50. An environmentally-friendly sunscreen that is oil-free, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and water-resistant.
An elegant lead-free wine glass with a shark figurine anchored inside. The perfect gift for wine and shark lovers everywhere.
Flexible Lightweight Portable Tripod for Projector DSLR Cameras and Go Pro
Capture amazingly smooth shake-free video with the GoPro Karma Grip
Diving lens filter kit for GoPro HERO 5/6 which enhances colors for underwater video and photography conditions
Bare drysuit drawstring scuba gear bag the perfect alternative for transporting a dry suit to-and-from the dive site
The Hydra 5000 WSRU is an all in one photo and dive light with wide, spot, red, and UV modes
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.
Black Mares Dragon Scuba Diving BCD
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.
GoPro dual battery charger conveniently charges two HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or HERO camera batteries simultaneously
Ikelite Canon EOS 100D Rebel SL1 underwater camera housing in white
Rechargeable Ikelite NiMH battery pack compatible with Ikelite’s DS125, DS160, and DS161 strobes.
Ikelite compact ball arm for quick release handle
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