A New Way to Look At Dive Planning
Plan your Dive and Dive your Plan is one of the thing that our instructor told us, over and over, when we first learned how to scuba dive.
We believe in this, and we are taking dive planning to the extreme; making it easier and more interesting for you.
You know already that with eDiving, our scuba diving simulator, you can virtually dive a real place to get an idea of the "lay of the land" (in this case the submerged one).
Now, with the introduction of divePAL
, you can use the dive profiles generated by eDiving to Plan your real dives.
Imagine this; you are planning a 2 tanks dive trip on the USCGC Duane and Bibb in Florida and you would like to know what you are going to see and how your multi-levels dive profile will look like to reach your dive objectives. How do you plan those dives?
Simple, dive into the eDiving simulator and go explore both wrecks, then log each dive making sure to save - in the cloud - the dive profiles. Then fire up divePAL and load those profiles - or you can even search for similar virtual dives performed by other members of the eDiving community - and analyze them.
With the free Basic version of divePAL you can review one dive at time, and with the Full and Nitrox versions you can create series of 3 and 5 dives respectively.
By the way, the dive profiles saved by eDving are already
in 3D .... and soon divePAL will show you also the dive paths in addition to the dive profiles.
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
Fine Tuning a Decompression Algorithm
Part 1 of 3
I have been asked several time what kind of decompression algorithm is DiveNav using in its eDiving and divePAL simulators and my answer invariably was ...... "Buhlmann" ;)
But I realized that probably you wanted a more specific answer, and maybe even a comparison of our algorithm against the ones used in real dive computers. Existing Data
We did some research and found a very interesting article published by ScubaLab: Digging Deep on 2009's New Dive Computers
. This article is based on a report
generated by our friend Karl Huggins
and his staff from the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber
This article describes the results of a head-to-head comparison among several dive computers during a series of 4 dives performed at the Chamber.Our Tests
To test our own decompression algorithm we entered into divePAL the series of 4 dives (dive profiles and surface intervals) described in the original report. We used the recently released divePAL Nitrox because it allows to Plan and Analyze series of up to 5 dives.
Here below the profiles for the 4 dives:
.... to be continued ....
From the winner of the Suunto D6 dive computer
|Congratulations to Ray Chesney from London, Kentucky for winning a Suunto D6 dive computer!|
This is what Ray had to say about the D6 and its related online class:
"I really enjoyed the online dive computer class for the Suunto D6 it covers all the functions of use in an easy to learn way. The D6 is very similar to the old discontinued Vyper 2 computer that I have in function and use. The online classes are a great tool as a SCUBA instructor its not always easy to teach student about all the different computers so having them take the online classes make my job easier."
|About DiveNav, Inc|
DiveNav Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif., is an innovative company developing the leading-edge eDiving® scuba diving simulator, the DiveComputerTraining® service and the industry first divePALTM App.
eDiving allows users to Explore, Learn and Play in a virtual underwater environment.
DiveComputerTraining.com facilitates computer-assisted SCUBA diving.
divePAL allows divers to easily plan, analyze and log their dives.
eDiving and divePAL for Windows can be downloaded from www.ediving.us
The DiveComputerTraining service is available at www.DiveComputerTraining.com
divePAL for iPad is available on iTunes or on Apple App store
Since the last newsletter we have released three more online classes:|
Oceanic Veo 250, OCS
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
Oceanic: Veo100, Veo 250,
Pro Plus 2, OCS, Veo 1.0, Veo 2.0, Veo 3.0, VT3, Geo, Geo 2.0,
Atom 3.0, OC1, VT 4.0, B.U.D.
OceanReef: UW Communications I,
UW Comm - Divers
Scubapro: Galileo Sol,
Suunto: Gekko, Zoop, Cobra,
Cobra 3, Vyper Air , D4, D6, D9, HelO2 , Vyper
TUSA: ZEN IQ-900
You can enroll in our Online Classes either using an ACTIVATION CODE, or BUBBLE CREDITS, or by purchasing them 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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|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
Alden Marshall, from Mabank, Texas.Oceanic Veo 2.0
CLOSED - Rex Barlogi, from Gillette, Wyoming.Suunto Vyper Air
CLOSED - Oceanic VT3
CLOSED - George Probst from Blacksburg, VA.Suunto D6
CLOSED - Ray Chesney, from London, Kentucky.Suunto D9
CLOSED - Timothy Kuerzi, from Orlando, FL.Mares Puck
Oct. 31, 2011Suunto HelO2
Nov. 30, 2011ScubaPro Aladin 2G
Dec. 31, 2011Shearwater Predator
Jan. 31, 2012Aeris XR-1 NX
Feb. 28, 2012SubGear XP-10
Mar. 31, 2012