Social Networks ...
According to Wikipedia
, "A social network is a social structure made of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige."
Few years ago ...... when I was working for one of the leading semiconductor companies developing the engines inside ANALOG MODEMS (yes, I am THAT old) and the Internet was still an infant ... the closest we had to an electronic social network were BBS .... then the World Wide Web came bringing along precious gifts such as Mosaic and Geocities .... and here we are today; always connected, Twitting away and making sure our Linkedin and Facebook profiles are updated.
If you recently visited our sites (eDiving and DiveComputerTraining), you might have noticed that we made them more "social networking" friendly. And the same is happening with the simulator; now when you visit the virtual HMCS Yukon - and you find the time capsule, your messages will be shown on our sites, on the CSTR Yukon site and soon they will also be automatically posted on your FaceBook and Twitter accounts.
Expanding Social Networks to underwater ? Virtually for now but for real in a not too distant future? What do You think ?
Just remember that your target audience is only 6 connections away !
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
HMCS Yukon - 10 Years Anniversary
Leave a message in the Time Capsule
Our HMCS Yukon is turning to a teen and California Ship To Reef
an exciting two-day event to celebrate her 10th anniversary.
The most dramatic part of the whole event will be the
underwater press conference and ceremony on July 15th during which specially
trained divers will place a time capsule on the Yukon.
This time capsule will include, along other mementos, a computer drive with messages from the alumni of the Project Yukon sinking team.
We have collaborated with CSTR to allow virtual divers to participate in this historical event too; for a small donation - directly to CSTR - you will be able to include YOUR message in the real time capsule, but first you will need to virtually dive the HMCS Yukon
using the eDiving simulator, find the virtual time capsule and write a message in it.
Product of the Month
Would You like to try out the rebreather but you don't have enough Bubble Credits to purchase it?
Would You like to use a different dive computer every day? Or a different mask?
Would You like to pilot the souped up version of the ROV, but it is too expensive for You?
Get the MAGIC BUBBLE
if You find the Magic Bubble you will have FREE access to ALL our gear.
But, the Magic Bubble works ONLY if it is in a dive site. Don't hide it in your garage; it will not work at all.
The Magic Bubble is a trinket, and like every other trinket, You have to keep moving it around, otherwise it will disappear.
To find out where the Magic Bubbles are hidden, click HERE
and select it in the "Trinket" drop down window.
Released in May
Did you check out Sandy the Great White Shark that we added to the r10 release of the simulator? Did you survive the encounter ? Were you able to keep her at distance using the stick ?|
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is an innovative company developing the leading-edge eDiving® scuba diving simulator and the DiveComputerTraining® service.
enables the user friendly exploration of our oceans by the recreational and
computer-assisted SCUBA diving.
simulator is available for free at www.ediving.us
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Dive Computer Classes
In June we have released online classes for the following dive computers:
Suunto Cobra 3
As of today we have Online Classes for 15 Dive Computers:
AERIS: XR-1, Manta, Atmos AI
Oceanic: Veo100, Pro Plus 2,
Veo 1.0, Veo 3.0,
Geo, Geo 2.0
Scubapro/Uwatec: Galileo Sol
Aqualung/Suunto: Gekko, Zoop,
Cobra, Cobra 3
TUSA: ZEN IQ-900
You can enroll in our Online Classes either using BUBBLE CREDITS or the class ACTIVATION CODE.
If you just bought a dive computer, make sure to ask your dive store for the class ACTIVATION CODE.
If you are a dive retailer You can get the ACTIVATION CODES at our ONLINE STORE.
Thanks to our sponsors, we now have more dive computer contests running.
To participate you need to take the specialty class and to win the dive computer you need to be the fastest one to complete the class.
Here is a list of contests: Oceanic Pro Plus 2
CLOSED on May 31, 2010, winner is Stephen Domorod from North Haven, CT.Suunto Cobra
July 31, 2010Oceanic Geo 2.0
August 31, 2010Tusa Zen IQ-900
September 30, 2010Oceanic Veo 3.0
October 31, 2010Scubapro Galileo Sol
November 30, 2010Oceanic Veo 1.0
December 31, 2010Aeris Atmos AI
January 31, 2011Suunto Zoop
February 28, 2011Suunto Cobra 3
March 31, 2011Titan Rebreather Contest
This contest is now over and Timothy Dunn, from Chardon,
OH, is the lucky winner of a brand new Titan CCR.
Lobster Hunting game
Want to practice catching California Spiny lobsters while winning Bubble Credits?
Now we have 4 different dive sites where you can capture lobsters and win Bubble Credits
The game is ON!
Check out the website
to see your personal records and the global ones.
Enjoy the game !