We started 2010 strong !
It seems yesterday when I mentioned that
we were about to reach 5,000 users ... and now we are almost at 6,000
with more than 32,000 virtual dives performed!
We have been extremely busy this month; we are putting the final
touches on r9 and we are working on 4 specialty classes for dive
computers - in parallel... I spend my days reading Users Manuals,
pressing buttons and creating scripts .... but once in a while I manage
to slip in a virtual dive trying to catch a virtual lobsters. Of one
thing I am sure: I will never win the prize for the biggest lobster.
I know ... I have been teasing you with this "Lobster Hunting Game" for
quite some time ... be patient. It is coming.
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
San Clemente Island - North Bank
e are preparing a
new dive site located on the North-West side of San Clemente Island.
San Clemente is a 19miles long island
located 20 miles south of Santa Catalina island off the coast of
We will release this site with r9 in early February.
Product of the Month
Codes for online Specialty Classes
I plan to use this section to highlight a
In our virtual world "product" could mean a lot of things ... it could
be a piece of real gear we have just added to the simulator (like a new
dive computer for example) or it could be a new feature we are working
on, or it could be something that you have suggested - and I liked a
This month "Product of the Month" are our new ACCESS CODES
for Specialty Classes.
Soon, when you buy a dive computer, the dive retailer will be able to
offer you the specialty class for it.
Last month I told you that we are planning
to release r9 by the end of January....... we are almost ready ... but
we decided to wait one extra week so we can add the TECHNICAL DIVER
configuration and for some regression testing.
The LOBSTER HUNTING is completed ... and
it is very cool; those animated lobsters seem smarter than the real
By the way, to have your lobster counted for the lobster contest, you
will need to have a lobster gauge (to measure them), a game bag (unless
you want to come to the surface with only one lobster in your hand),
and .... last but not least, if you do not want to have your lobsters
confiscated by the game warden, you will need a California fishing
We are also working on a free "Lobster Hunting Specialty Class" that
will be required before you can dive any site that has the lobster game.
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