Time .... and New Year Resolutions
Well .... I don't know about you, but to me it seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the new year with "Spumante, Panettone and Lenticchie" ... and now it is already the end of January. Almost 1/12 of 2011 is already gone.
Is this because I AM getting old? Recently I read an article explaining how the perception of time is different among people of different age groups (for older people time seems to be passing much faster).
Anyway, before I forget, here are my Resolutions
1) Loose weight
(actually this is the same proposition I had for 2010, and the year before ... and the year before .... and so on ... for the past 20 years :-)
2) Write this Newsletter
... EVERY MONTH!
Last Year I started well, but then, somehow, I stopped. I was always "too busy" ... there was always "something else" to do. But that was not right. Without you, our members, using the simulator and taking online classes, our business would have no purpose to exist. I owe this to You.
3) Release more dive sites
. I know, you want to explore new areas, play new missions. I promise that we will release at least one site per month .... starting from next month :-)
And you? What are YOUR new year resolutions?
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
r13 (and r12 and r11) Simulator Released
Game Missions, Waypoints and Automatic Updates
Since the last Newsletter (August 2010) we made a few releases of the simulator:
- In r11 we improved graphics and shaders, we introduced the weapons category, and we substantially improved the diver collider (so now exploring a wreck is ... less painful).
- In r12 we focused on gear; we added a scooter and bailout bottles for CCR users. With r12 we also released our first game mission: "Stranded".
- And with r13 - just released yesterday - we finally included the launcher/updater ... basically from now on, not only will we be able to publish updates more frequently, but, more important, you will no longer have to re-download the whole installer every time we update something because now the new system we have in place is quite smart; it will automatically recognize if your simulator needs an update AND will download only those modules that need to be updated.
Check on the server the r13 release notes
for model-specific Dive Computers
Would you like to learn how to properly use your dive computer? And get a specialty certification in the process? Well, it is now possible.
We have been collaborating with leading manufacturers of dive computers and several certification agencies to develop Specialty Courses for model-specific dive computers and you can now become certified for your dive computer with either NASE, PADI, or SSI (though we expect more agencies to soon follow).
Each Specialty Course is composed of 3 parts: standards, an academic section, and 1 open-water training dive.
First you need to complete the academic section of the Specialty Course by completing the online class for your model-specific dive computer, then you will receive a digital certificate of completion from DiveComputerTraining.com that you should deliver to your Instructor.
At this point you can participate in the open water dive during which you will perform specific exercises under the supervision of the Instructor.
At the end of the specialty course, you will receive a specialty certification from the certifying agency.
There are already several Specialty Courses available for Aeris, Mares and Oceanic model-specific dive computers and in the next few months we anticipate the availability of specialty courses for additional brands and models.
The Choke in La Jolla Canyon
Extremely Deep Dive Site
You asked for it ... and we deliver!
Several among you requested for a VERY DEEP dive site where to practice with advanced tech dive gear, rebreathers, tables, gas mixes .... or just for the trill to make - st least virtually - a very deep dive.
So, now you have it: "The Choke" is part of the La Jolla Canyon in San Diego - just South West of Murray Head. I named this site "The Choke: because the terrain is characterized by a deep (~200m/660ft) and narrow choke where the wide canyon restrict to just few meters apart.
If you want to dive this site, make sure you take with you plenty of gas mixtures.... and plan lot of time too.
A former diver now housebound .....
|Here January 's "Post of the Month" from airmixer
I'm from the U.K & house bound due to Health condition after a stroke.
Use to scuba dive some years ago but sadly no more.
Must say that this eDiving is great and a nice way for me to carry on with a sport I loved before my condition set in. It seems harder than the real stuff but I got loads of time to keep at it. Currently having problems with the self defence part. Yep got bitten by the shark while me instructor stood by and watched.
Hope to have the chance to dive with some of you guy's at some point
All the best and safe diving"
|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
Since the last newsletter we have released online classes for the following dive computers:
Oceanic Atom 3.0
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, VT3, Geo,
Geo 2.0, Atom 3.0, OC1
Scubapro/Uwatec: Galileo Sol
Suunto: Gekko, Zoop, Cobra,
Cobra 3, Vyper Air
D4, D6, D9, HelO2
TUSA: ZEN IQ-900
You can enroll in our Online Classes either using an ACTIVATION CODE, or BUBBLE CREDITS, or by purchasing it online via PayPal.
If you just bought a dive computer, make sure to ask your dive store for the class ACTIVATION CODE. Also, starting from January 1st, 2011, Oceanic is offering a free online class if you register your dive computer with them. Check their website for details.
If you are a dive retailer, or an Instructor, 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 online class for the model-specific dive computer 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 - Stephen Domorod, North Haven, CT.Suunto Cobra
CLOSED - Frederick D. Baker, San Francisco.Oceanic Geo 2.0
CLOSED - Mathew Barrett, Venus, Florida.Tusa Zen IQ-900
CLOSED - Steve Simpson,Tempe, AZ.Oceanic Veo 3.0
CLOSED - Jorge A Medina, Hialeah, FL.Scubapro Galileo Sol
CLOSED - Robert Murry, Cape Coral, FL.Oceanic Veo 1.0
CLOSED - Kyle Kenley, Rockville, IN.Aeris Atmos AI
Jan. 31, 2011Suunto Zoop
Feb. 28, 2011Suunto Cobra 3
March 31, 2011Suunto D4
April 30, 2011Oceanic Veo 2.0
May 31, 2011Suunto Vyper Air
June 20, 2011Oceanic VT3
July 31, 2011Suunto D6
Aug. 31, 2011Suunto D9
Sep. 30, 2011Mares Puck
Oct. 31, 2011Suunto HelO2
Nov. 30, 2011