Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Virtual Divers !
How was the 2009 for You? Personally, I will never forget it !
The image on my computer screen (the Ducati 1198 I destroyed on Memorial Day) and my left middle finger (that was nearly severed in that accident) keep reminding me that 2009 was a year of tests, suffering and endurance.
But it was also a year of rejoicing, compassion, love, thanks giving and celebrations!
Wherever You are during this Holidays season, take a moment to analyze what You have learned in 2009 and plan to apply it to make for yourself a better 2010.
We have few gifts for You; 1) Special offer on Bubble Credits, 2) new dive site Farnsworth Bank - Middle Pinnacles and 3) Oceanic Pro Plus 2 Online Specialty Class AND Contest
Again, Happy Holidays to EVERY ONE !
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
Farnsworth Bank - Middle Pinnacles
Premium Virtual Dive Site (after the Holidays)
Farnsworth Bank is half mile wide seamount
consisting of several pinnacles.
Situated 5 Miles south from the west
side of Catalina, Farnsworth is exposed to all weather conditions and strong
currents, making it an advanced dive.
Farnsworth is also an
ecological reserve where Purple Hydrocoral is protected. This is
reflected in its presence all over Farnsworth Bank.
This new virtual dive site covers specifically the CENTRAL portion of Farnsworth Bank.
While diving, You will see a vast array of sealife at Farnsworth bank including but
not limited to: purple hydrocoral covered walls (which are protected),
red gorgonians, strawberry anemones, octopus, egg cowrie shells,
keyhole limpets, blacksmiths, blue & red striped nudibranchs,
torpedo rays, sheephead, and the occasional yellowtail and barracuda if
you look out to sea.
After the Holidays, this virtual dive site will become PREMIUM site. So dive it NOW
as much as possible.
Bubble Credits - Special Sale
Valid till January 3rd, 2010
Huge discount if You buy Bubble Credits NOW !!
We have 3 packages:
1,000 BC for only $6.00
2,000 BC for $11.00
and the most discounted package of 3,000 BC for $15.00BUY THEM
BEFORE January 3rd 2010 and get your preferred virtual gear !
Coming in January
The time for a new release of the simulator is approaching and we are planning to release r9 by the end of January.
r9 will have some interesting improvements such as Nitrox tanks, a "Technical Diver" mode (with twins and stage tanks), simulation of Nitrogen Narcosis (yes, no more deep dives on air only), multiple dive lights and simulation of Helium (finally).
But, in my opinion, the most interesting new feature will be ...... NIGHT LOBSTER HUNTING !
In this game site you will compete against your dive buddies to catch as many "regular" lobsters as possible.
But, it is not going to be easy. The lobsters are smart; will sense your approach and will fly to safety. Also, you will need to properly calibrate your strength; too much and you could crash the lobster, too little and the lobster will escape.
About DiveNav, Inc
Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif.,
is an innovative company developing the leading-edge eDiving® scuba diving simulator and the DiveComputerTraining service.
enables the user friendly exploration of our oceans by the recreational and
computer-assisted SCUBA diving.
simulator is available for free at www.ediving.us
The DiveComputerTraining service is available at
Pro Plus 2 Specialty Class
We have been working for quite some time with Oceanic to integrate their dive computers into eDiving and to create online specialty classes.
I am happy to report that today Oceanic have announced the Online Specialty Class for their Pro Plus 2 Dive Computer.
This Online Specialty Class provides 3 benefits: a) help you to research the Pro Plus 2 before purchasing one, b) help you to learn how to use your Pro Plus 2 via an interactive and effective learning environment with lots of videos, how-to examples, quizzes and final test, and c) provide an easy to search online multimedia manual of your Pro Plus 2.
The Pro Plus 2 specialty class is designed using the eDiving simulator and contains lots of simulated diving scenarios demonstrating how the Pro Plus 2 operates. This class is accessible via the Internet using a browser.
- Oceanic Pro Plus 2
To celebrate the release of the Pro Plus 2 Online Specialty Class
, Oceanic is sponsoring this contest.
Grand Prize is a REAL Oceanic Pro Plus 2 Dive Computer.
To be eligible to win you must complete the Pro Plus 2 Online Specialty Class
by May 31, 2010.
- Titan Rebreather Contest
There is still one month left till the end of this contest and so far almost 900 tickets have been found (and lots of them are still hidden).
Which ticket will bring home a REAL Titan CCR?
- Magician Dive Boat Contest
This contest is now concluded and the last winner of a dive trip aboard the Magician is Dave4002000.
Scuba is among one of the best dive charter operation in
the San Pedro area, offering single and multi-day Dive trips to Catalina, Santa Barbara,
San Clemente and San Nicolas Islands.