Dear fellow Virtual Diver,
you are enjoying your summer and are getting as many real dives done as
at DiveNav we are working hard to make your eDiving experience even
August Newsletter you
will find a summary of recent activities and a peek at what is coming.
As of August 24rd, there are 3,726 members in our growing
community that have performed almost 20,000 virtual dives for a total bottom time of 2,880 hours. THANK
YOU for your support!
Help us to make
eDiving the "Best Surface Interval" for divers; Invite your friends to
join eDiving by clicking the
button after logging in.
CONTESTS AND PRIZES
Titan Rebreather Contest
This contest is in
As you know, by participating in this contest you have the possibility
to WIN a REAL TITAN CCR and a training
class with Jeff Bozanic.
far we had 53 virtual divers that have found 417 raffle tickets for the
Do you want to win a real rebreather and get trained by one of the best
instructors? Keep looking for those raffle tickets ... there are plenty
of them for everyone!
But remember that, to qualify for the contest, you MUST own a virtual
Titan Rebreather by the time of drawing (1/31/2010).
The July winner of a dive trip on the Magician boat is Robert R. High III.
So far, 159 raffle tickets for the Magician were found and Robert has
got one of the winning tickets.
Soon Robert will be heading to California for a nice dive trip aboard
the dive boat Magician to explore - for real - the kelp forests of
This is what Robert had to say about eDiving: "I have never had an
opportunity to dive on the west coast. eDiving
has allowed me to explore the environment virtually. Now when I dive on
the Magician, I'll have an idea of what to expect. eDiving has been a
fantastic tool for helping me to continue to grow my diving skills."".
I am glad you like eDiving Robert! Keep using eDiving and referring
friends to it :-)
So, who wants to go next on the Magician? Keep looking for those raffle
Custom Scuba Tank Contest
We recently launched a fun contest; You get to paint your virtual
scuba tank the way you like it.
Just submit an image with your design and if you are the winner you
will get some Bubble Credits and a virtual scuba tank customized for
you. So that when you buddy dive you can show off your unique tank to
your buddies :-).
See website for details
We launched this contest last month
and now is almost over ..... as of today there are only few hundreds
dives missing to reach 20,000.
Time goes so fast it seems yesterday when we launched the 10,000
Virtual Dives Contest.
At his rate we will need to have a contest every month ....
With this contest, you can win 5,000 Bubble Credits ..... just be the
one doing the first "qualified
virtual dive" that breaks the 20,000 barrier (with the dive 20,000
included) and you will receive 5,000 Bubble Credits!!!.
A "qualified virtual dive" is a dive deeper than 20m/66ft, done in a
site other than an orientation site and with a bottom time longer than
We are glad to welcome on board our
We plan to link our virtual
market place with LeisurePro 's real one so you will be able to
purchase both virtual and real gear from our website and from within
Also, we plan launch a joint contest with LeisurePro next month. Stay
Would you like to promote YOUR brand and products to target consumers
while they are in "the mood" of diving (virtual diving with the
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor too?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We recently released the new
virtual dive site of Ship Rock - South and USCGC Bibb. Now you have one more dive site
each in California and Florida!
now working on the dive site for the USS Oriskany
that we plan to release in September.
We are working hard to finalize the
r7 release of the simulator; current release date is Th. 9/3/2009. We
will have a more detailed update on this subject early next week.
Recently there is quite a debate
going on in the industry regarding Dive Tables vs. Dive Computers;
which one should be taught? Which one is best for you ? Which one is
easier to use?
We are working with several manufacturers to integrate as many dive
computers as possible into eDiving so if you are looking to buy a new
dive computer you can try it first on eDiving and/or practice with it
once you bought it.
You have a question regarding the
simulator and can not find the answer? Make sure you
check out the FORUM. You will be surprised by
how much information is there already and by how many other members are
there willing to support You.
We recently presented eDiving at
the following dive clubs:
a) Ocean Adventures Dive Club
b) The Sea Divers Dive Club
In both cases eDiving was very well received and we got lot of
questions and feedback (and new eDivers too).
If you are a member of a dive club located in Southern California (from
San Diego to Santa Barbara) and would like to have eDiving presented to
your dive club, just give us a call !
you like to share your eDiving experience with the rest of the
For more information on the various contests, the new features of the
simulator and the website please check our website.
Do you have an interesting idea to propose ? Or just a message you
would like everyone to read?
THIS is your
Send the message to me on eDiving; once a month I will select one and
publish it here for everyone to read.
This month I selected a message from our member totoro:"It was actually
something I was looking for and found on a search for
diving simulators. eDiving is exactly what I was looking for - a scuba
diving simulator. I had found some underwater games but the were just
that - games. I wanted an environment that was tailored to the scuba
diving experience (the sights, sounds movement) and used the correct
equipment to execute the dive. I did not (want) some 1st person shooter
that happened to take place underwater. Thank you so very much for
creating this environment. I have always found a calming peace in the
sound of my bubbles and now I can get a taste of that here when I can't
get to the water!"
Thank you totoro for the message and for the suggestions you made to
Dive Safe, eDive Often
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)