Beach Buddy was created by Stacie Hill, a scuba Instructor in California.
Ms. Hill saw many people who wanted to dive in beautiful locations forgo beach diving due to the additional effort required. She also saw many people who were challenged, due to both long term or short term injuries, pass on some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world. Being a videographer, there was a huge need for the transportation of all of her dive gear in one trip. When looking at a tank, BC, fins, mask, regulator, video housing, lights – the weight and the cumbersome nature of the equipment made it difficult to traverse all the different terrains in one trip. Of course looking at the cost of all of the equipment made leaving any equipment at the shore for multiple trips not an option.
Ms. Hill fell in love with diving during her first dive in Tonga nearly 15 years ago and wanted to have that joy available to as many divers as possible. She created Beach Buddy so that people would not worry about transporting their gear – they could just focus on the fun of diving.