Happy new Year from the DiveNav Team!
What are your resolutions for 2012?
1) Dive (for real) more!
2) Release a Mac version and a Web version of divePAL
3) Create the online classes: Introduction to Trimix and Introduction to Rebreathers
4) Add a couple more missions to eDiving
And you? What are YOUR new year resolutions?
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
Become a Better Diver
Become a Nitrox Diver
| WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE LONGER BOTTOM TIMES?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE SHORTER SURFACE INTERVALS?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIVE MORE CONSERVATIVELY?
If you answered YES to any of these questions ..... You should become a NITROX DIVER
DiveNav's Introduction to Nitrox online class
is packed with interactive videos that show you everything you need to know about Nitrox and prepares you for a formal Nitrox course.
The class provides some historical facts on Nitrox and covers the physical and physiological aspects of diving Nitrox.
Module 5 covers the important LIMITS of Nitrox, the use of Nitrox tables and how to calculate Oxygen Exposure limits.
Then the class presents how Nitrox is produced, covers equipment requirements and shows how to analyze the content of a Nitrox tank. Lastly, the class takes you for virtual Nitrox dives using several dive computers.
The class includes both quizzes and a final test to test your knowledge retention as you progress.
So, what are you waiting for? Complete the Introduction to Nitrox online class
, visit your dive store, ace their agency provided Nitrox course, get a Nitrox certification card and then .....BECOME a NITROX DIVER and ENJOY LONGER BOTTOM TIMES!
Fine Tuning a Decompression Algorithm
As you might remember, in our October newsletter
we had an article addressing the decompression algorithm we are using in our eDiving and divePAL simulators. More specifically, in that article we described how we entered into divePAL the "de-facto industry standard dive test profiles" published in ScubaLab article: Digging Deep on 2009's New Dive Computers
Then in our November newsletter
we presented the results of our original implementation. We explained that we were not surprised to find out that our own implementation of the Buhlmann ZH-L16C algorithm was the most aggressive of the group.
In the past month, not only we continued with our fine tuning, but we also added to our simulators the possibility to select three different levels of conservatism: LIBERAL
, MIDDLE of the ROAD
Here how the three options compare to other algorithms when tested using the de-facto industry standard dive test profiles.
This new feature will become available in the nextr rev. of divePAL
Since the last newsletter we have released two more online classes:|
Introduction to Nitrox and Cressi Leonardo.
As of today we have released 41 Online Classes:
AERIS: XR-1, XR-1 Nx, Manta, Atmos AI, XR-2
DiveNav: Introduction to Dive Computers, How to Choose a Dive Computer, Introduction to Nitrox
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,
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.
If you are a dive retailer, or an Instructor, you can purchase ACTIVATION CODES at our ONLINE STORE.
DiveNav's Gift Certificates are the best way to give the perfect gift.
Use our certificates to gift online classes, divePAL licenses, Bubble Credits and Premium service.
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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.
Here is a list of open contests: ScubaPro Aladin 2G
Dec. 31, 2011Shearwater Predator
Jan. 31, 2012Aeris XR-1 NX
Feb. 28, 2012SubGear XP-10
Mar. 31, 2012
Scuba Diving the Mariana Trench?
|Would you like to visit the depths of the Pacific Ocean?
As mentioned in our forum
, it is impossible to dive - even virtually - the Mariana Trench as the area is extremely large and deep.
So, we shrunk it for you: we scaled the terrain 250:1 horizontally and 100:3 vertically.
Then to make it even more manageable we moved up the terrain by 30 meters.
Who is going to set the new "deepest (virtual) dive" record ?
|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 divePAL 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.
The DiveComputerTraining service is available at
divePAL for iPad is available on iTunes or on Apple App store