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divenav newsletter July 2011
divenav newsletter July 2011
DiveNav, Inc.
June 30, 2011

NUMBERS!

 

5,000 videos served in a single day (Sunday, July 10, 2001)

 

more than 8,300 online classes served so far  

 

more than 15,300 hours of accumulated virtual bottom time  

 

more than 21,200 members (yup, 20,000 came and went in a flash!)

 

almost 80,000 videos streamed in July  

 

more than 92,200 total virtual dives

 

almost 160,000 minutes of viewing time in July  

 

almost 200,000 videos streamed in the past 3 months 

 

 almost 830GB of data streamed in the past 3 months 

 

One picture is better than thousand words.  

One video is better than thousand pictures  

One simulated dive is better than thousand videos  

One real dive is better than thousand simulated dives   

(I made up the last two )

 

 

Last but not least .... as of today DiveNav 's community is the 4th largest web community - worldwide - specifically designed for scuba divers.

Thank you for making it possible.

Alberto Mantovani 

Sincerely,

 

Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)

President & CEO

DiveNav, Inc
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ediver_AT_divenav.com
Dive Computer(s) Simulator (and Planner)
New iPad (and PC) App for divers
As you might know, we recently released anDCT iPhone app - DiveNav iPhone App for Dive Computers Training that allows to see our online classes in a native iPhone environment.

We liked working with the iOs tools / environment so much that we decided to jump right way into another nice App for the iPad .dive computer simulator

This new amazing toy will allow You to draw - with your fingers - a dive profile and then analyze it.
You will also be able to PLAY the dive and see dynamically how the levels of inert gasses change in your body and/or how you model-specific dive computer displays the dive computer simulatorrelevant dive information such as Current Depth, No Deco Time, Air Time Remaining, Tank Pressure, O2 Accumulation, .......
So far we are getting very good feedback on this tool as it seems to be the perfect tool for an instructor to demonstrate a model-specific dive computer to his/her OW students.
We expect to submit this new App for review to Apple before the end of August.
And for the ones among You that don't have an iPad - or prefer the good old PC, we are also making a PC version of this App.

One more thing .... we still don't have a (GOOD) name for this tool ..... any suggestion is appreciated: one year of Premium Service if we select the name you suggested!

 

Change is in the Air

Premium Service / Lobsters Hunt / Free Simulated Computers 

In the next 30 days we will gradually implement some changes to our systems:

divenav newsletter june 2010Premium Service 

Right now you can purchase the premium with Bubble Credits, but soon this will change and the only way to get a Premium Membership will by by purchasing it via PayPal. So, if you have a pile of Bubble Credits stashed away ... use them asap to get you the Premium status!

 

Lobsters Hunt Game

Effective August 1st 2011, we will not give away anymore monthly prizes (Bubble Credits) to record holders.

The game itself will still be available - including stats on the website.  

 

Free Simulated Dive Computers 
In the near future .... when you enroll in an online class of a model-specific dive computer, that dive computer will be automatically added to your dive gear and be ready for you to use in the eDiving simulator AND in the new Apps we are developing (see above). This availability will be limited to 30 days.
We plan to roll-out this new feature before the end of August.

Stars and Bubbles
We are planning to SUBSTANTIALLY change the way we award Bubble Credits to users of the eDiving simulator; details are not firm yet ... but ... in general there will be WAY MORE Bubble Credits hidden in dive sites and WAY LESS (basically ZERO) Bubble Credits given for just completing a dive.
If you want the goodies ... You have to find them.
This will be true ALSO for our 5 stars users.

 

Your Voice
A quick Thank You note from one our members .....
The other day radhal wrote a nice post about his experience with the recently released  VT 4.0 online class::

"Just finished the VT 4 eDiving class and found it extremely informative and a really useful adjunct to the manual. Getting proficient using the simulator may take some time, however. Thanks Oceanic for the free code and eDiving for providing this excellent learning tool."

 

I - and the rest of the DiveNav Team - really appreciate when  one of our members take the time to leave us a Thank You note. 

Keep them coming !  

 

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.
With eDiving users can: explore real dive sites from the comfort of their homes, learn how to use real gear, play online with friends.
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
new iPad App: Dive Computer Sim
Change is in the Air
Your Voice
DCT Contests
Online Classes
 dive computer training
Since the last newsletter we have released three more online classes:
Oceanic VT 4.0
Oceanic B.U.D.
Ocean Reef: UW Comm for Divers  


As of today we have released 35 Online Classes:


AERIS:          XR-1, XR-1 Nx, Manta,                         Atmos AI

DiveNav:      Introduction to  Dive Computers, How to Choose a Dive Computer

Mares           Puck

Oceanic:       Veo100, Pro Plus 2,
                     Veo 1.0, Veo 2.0,
                     Veo 3.0, VT3, Geo,
                     Geo 2.0Atom 3.0,

                     OC1VT 4.0,
                     B.U.D.

         
OceanReef: UW Communications I,
                    UW Comm - Divers

Scubapro:    Galileo Sol,
                     Aladin 2G

Shearwater: Predator

SubGear:      XP-10

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 and/or your instructor for the class ACTIVATION CODE.

Also, starting from January 1st, 2011, Aeris and Oceanic are 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 purchase ACTIVATION CODES at our ONLINE STORE.
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divenav newsletter june 2010
Dive Computers Contests
Thanks to our sponsors, you can WIN real dive computers!
To participate in a dive computer contest 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. For more info click on the various links below.

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         CLOSED - Darrell Brackett , from Lenoir City, TN.
Suunto Zoop             CLOSED - Angela (Angie) Unruh, from Rogers, AR.
Suunto Cobra 3         CLOSED - Rachel Wyatt, from Clarksville, IN.
Suunto D4                    CLOSED -
Alden Marshall, from Mabank, Texas.
Oceanic Veo 2.0          CLOSED
Suunto Vyper Air         CLOSED

Oceanic VT3                July 31, 2011
Suunto D6                    Aug. 31, 2011
Suunto D9                    Sep. 30, 2011
Mares Puck                  Oct. 31, 2011
Suunto HelO2               Nov. 30, 2011
ScubaPro Aladin 2G     Dec. 31, 2011
Shearwater Predator   Jan. 31, 2012
Aeris XR-1 NX             Feb. 28, 2012
SubGear XP-10           Mar. 31, 2012


oceanic_vt3
suunto D6Suunto D9Mares Puck
Suunto HelO2ScubaPro Aladin 2GShearwater Predator
Aeris XR-1 NX Dive ComputerSubGear XP-10




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