Milestones ... 10k and 50k
July was quite an important month for DiveNav as we reached two critical milestones: we flew through the 50,000 virtual dives
barrier and broke the 10,000 members
It seems like yesterday when we were celebrating the 10,000 virtual dives milestone.....
I am quite pleased with our growth rate these days. I guess you all are doing a good job in spreading the word :-)
At any given time, one of our members - from anywhere in the world - is either exploring a (virtual) dive site, taking one of our online classes, posting a message or playing with the simulator/game (by the way, did I tell you that I am about to test our new virtual speargun?).
Our next milestones? 10k, 50k and 500k.
10,000 online classes, 50,000 members and half a million virtual dives!
Which one do You think we will reach first? When?
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
Dive Computers Research Tool
How to choose a dive computer
Are you looking to buy your first dive computer but are overwhelmed by all the possible choices out there? Yes, it is a jungle out there, but you are not alone anymore.
In collaboration with several manufacturers (Aeris, Cressi, Genesis, Hollis, Liquivision, Mares, Oceanic, Scubapro, Shearwater, Sherwood, Suunto, Tusa and Uemis) we have created the Dive Computers Research Tool
and coded in it 100 dive computers ( as of today).
Through a series of simple questions, guided screens and links to free videos, the tool will help you understand what the market has to offer and narrow down your selection to what is best for you.
You can also use the tool to rate your preferred dive computers so your fellow divers can benefit from your experiences.
So, go ahead, use our new Dive Computers Research Tool and tell your friends about it. And if you are an Instructor, feel free to use the tool in your classroom to educate your students how to navigate the Dive Computers Jungle!
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?
Several of you asked for it, and now it is ready: Premium Service!
- free access to to all gear
- no charge for re-fills
- get 5 stars right away
- access to all dive sites (except the practice sites related to online classes)
to subscribe to the Premium Service.
Premium users will get a nice icon on their profile page.
OFD from New Zealand
|Recently I see more and more interesting posts on our Forum, so I decided to create this space for the "Post of the Month"|
As a first month I picked the post from rpn; I was so happy to see that our simulator and online classes are appreciated by seniors too and not just the Y generation.
Here is the post:
"Hi, I'm Richard.
First let me say say how much I enjoy using the ediving simulator as a training medium.
I am aged 71 and have put a resumption of scoba diving in my "bucket list".
I first started diving in New Zealand during the 60s using a twin hose
Seibe Gorman reg. I did a lot of diving in the 60s and 70s without any
training apart from reading books on the subject. I decided knowledge
was the best way to go and trained with the NZUA. My "Advanced Open
Water" ticket was crossed over to PADI in the 80s to do a dive trip to
BC Canada.On my resumption to diving I recently joined a group of like
aged divers on a charter trip. They call themselves OFD "Old Farts
Divers" I was really impressed with their attitude to diving and to
life in general. I had a ball. The charter boat even had a Hydraulic
lift in addition to the normal boarding ladder. Great when you are not
as steady on your pins.
I have recently upgraded a lot of my gear including a Cobra 1 computer.
The simulator has been a great help in the use of this computer.
Regards to all,
About DiveNav, Inc
Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif.,
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
The DiveComputerTraining service is available at
Dive Computers Classes
In July we have released online classes for the following dive computers:
As of today we have Online Classes for 17 Dive Computers:
AERIS: XR-1, Manta, Atmos AI
Oceanic: Veo100, Pro Plus 2,
Veo 1.0, Veo 3.0,
Geo, Geo 2.0, OC1
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 - 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, 2011Suunto D4
April 30, 2011
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 !