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August 31, 2010
Corporate Sales Meetings and Start-Ups

Recently I was invited by a leading Manufacturer of Diving Equipment to present our Dive Computer Training service at their Sales Meeting.

And this made me wonder about the "good old days" when, as an executive in the semiconductor industry, I attended so many sales meetings in exotic locations.

Then, almost ten years ago, I left the big corporations for my own start-up; no more sales meetings, much less resources, longer working days, smaller paychecks .... and so on.
Why did I do that?

It was nice to be back presenting to a room full of people, eager to listen, asking questions .... sincerely interested in what I was showing them.
And it was OUR product they were discussing; made by the company I started. Maybe they are not going to buy it ... but I was so proud about it anyway!

Do I miss the beers, parties, fun and the camaraderie of those Corporate Sales Meetings? Sure.

Do I enjoy working in my small Start-Up, see it growing day by day, nurturing it step by step? You bet!.
Alberto Mantovani
Sincerely,
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
DiveNav, Inc.
ediver_AT_divenav.com
r11 Simulator Coming Soon
Spearguns and more

We are putting the final touches on the r11 version of the simulator that we plan to release early September.
spearguns
r11 contains several fixes and improvements with the most notables being the support for spearguns and other type of weapons, a more functional collision algorithm for the diver (no more jitter when diving in confined spaces), schools of fishes and more interactions with marine life.

Also, r11 contains several hooks that will facilitate the creation of missions: check out the "weapons training" one for an example.
Cool Video
Unboxing the Oceanic OC1 Limited Edition Dive Computer
We get to see, dive and test lots of dive computers (we have about 60 of them in our office these days) Oceanic OC1 LE dive computerand when a new one gets announced, sooner or later the manufacturer sends us a sample :-)
That was the case for the brand new Oceanic OC1 Limited Edition Pioneer dive computer which was recently announced by Oceanic.

We really liked the box it came in - and we also liked the fact that Oceanic will give a FREE OC1 Online Class to every customer that registers his/her new OC1-LE.

We liked this so much that we decided to make a very cool video:
San Clemente Eel Point
New dive site added to the Simulator
San Clemente Island eel pointEel Point reef is a massive reef almost 1,000m long and 300m wide running east to west located on the west side of San Clemente Island at GPS coordinates 32 55 12.26N and 118 33 19.93 W
The central part of the reef is quite shallow with depth in the 30 to 40ft range but the west side drops down quickly to depths well beyond recreational diving levels.

The terrain is quite rich with lots of peaks and canyons with few valleys here and there and if you like deep diving, check out the massive walls on the west side.
DCT July Contest
Congratulations to the winner of the Suunto Cobra
Suunto CobraCongratulations to Frederick D. Baker, winner of the Suunto Cobra - DiveComputerTraining contest.

Frederick, from San Francisco, CA, is the lucky winner having successfully completed the
Suunto Cobra Online Class faster then anybody else.

"The course was very helpful; well-organized, easy to follow, and taught me everything I needed to know" said Frederick, "I have now logged eight dives with the Cobra, and it has performed flawlessly. All the information I need is presented in a clearly-legible and intuitive manner. I am very happy with the Cobra", he added.
Your Voice
A new diver....
Here August 's "Post of the Month" from amarshall; representing the Y generation.
"Thanks for creating eDiving. I was told about this simulator a little over a year ago, so I tried it. When I tried it, I immediately thought to myself how amazing this simulator was. After a few months of using eDiving, I decided that I wanted to become a scuba diver!! So I did. Now, I use the simulator almost every day, and I can enjoy it even more since I am a scuba diver. I would have never become a scuba diver if it wasn't for eDiving, Alberto, and the DiveNav team! Thanks, DiveNav!"
amarshall
About DiveNav, Inc
DiveNav Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif., is an innovative company developing the leading-edge eDiving® scuba diving simulator and the DiveComputerTraining® service.
eDiving enables the user friendly exploration of our oceans by the recreational and educational communities.
DiveComputerTraining.com facilitates computer-assisted SCUBA diving.

The eDiving simulator is available for free at www.ediving.us
The DiveComputerTraining service is available at www.DiveComputerTraining.com
In This Issue
r11 Simulator Coming Soon
Cool video :-)
New Dive Site: Eel Point
July Contest
Your Voice
Online Classes
DCT Contests
Lobster Hunting Game
Online Classes
dive computer training

In July we have released online classes for the following dive computers:
Oceanic Veo 2.0
Suunto Vyper Air

As of today we have Online Classes for 19 Dive Computers:

AERIS: XR-1, Manta, Atmos AI

Oceanic: Veo100, Pro Plus 2,
Veo 1.0, Veo 2.0, Veo 3.0,
Geo, Geo 2.0, OC1

Scubapro/Uwatec: Galileo Sol

Suunto: Gekko, Zoop,
Cobra, Cobra 3,
Vyper Air
D4

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.
Contests
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 CLOSED - winner is Frederick D. Baker from San Francisco

Oceanic Geo 2.0 August 31, 2010
Tusa Zen IQ-900 September 30, 2010
Oceanic Veo 3.0 October 31, 2010
Scubapro Galileo Sol November 30, 2010
Oceanic Veo 1.0 December 31, 2010
Aeris Atmos AI January 31, 2011
Suunto Zoop February 28, 2011
Suunto Cobra 3 March 31, 2011
Suunto D4 April 30, 2011
Oceanic Veo 2.0 May 31, 2011
Suunto Vyper Air June 20, 2011

suunto cobra 3Suunto ZoopSuunto D4 dive computerscubapro Galileo SolAeris Atmos AIoceanic veo 1.0Oceanic Veo 2.0Oceanic Veo 3.0
Tusa ZenOceanic Geo 2.0

In addition to the dive computers contests above, we recently launched the Rate Dive Computer(s) Contest: use the Dive Computers Research Tool to rate one or more dive computers and you can win a month of service and an online class of your choice.
Lobster Hunting game
Want to practice catching California Spiny lobsters while winning Bubble Credits?

my first lobster

Now we have 4 different dive sites where you can capture lobsters and win Bubble Credits every month.
The game is ON!
Check out the website to see your personal records and the global ones.

Enjoy the game !
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