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 (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
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.
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.
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)
and 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
Eel 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
Congratulations 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.
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!"
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
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,
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
CLOSED - winner is Frederick D. Baker from San FranciscoOceanic 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, 2011Oceanic Veo 2.0
May 31, 2011Suunto Vyper Air
June 20, 2011
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?
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 !