Sharks and Scripting Languages
What have the Great White Sharks in common
with Scripting Languages? In real life ? Nothing !
But here at DiveNav it is a different matter.
A large Great White has been spotted in Southern California; Sandy
moves from dive site to dive site, she is intelligent and if you enter
her territory she will come to check you out. Unfortunately, for you,
when Sandy checks you out, your stamina and health get affected; if you
do not hide or get away, your dive will be over quite soon.
We have integrated a scripting language in the r10 version of the
simulator and now we are experimenting with "scripts" that will allow a
much better interaction between the diver and the surrounding
environment. Pretty soon the dive sites will be more interesting, with
more things to see and do. Just stay away from Sandy.
But I know that some of you are eager to meet her; soon you will be
able to see, from our website, which dive site Sandy is patrolling and
soon you will be able to play with the r10 alpha version of the
Some interesting statistics for our services as of today:
- 39,100 virtual dives
- 7,100 registered users
- 826 registered dive instructors
- 192 registered dive stores
- 700 online specialty classes taken
It looks like that the 50,000 virtual dive milestone will come sooner
Alberto Mantovani (aka eDiver)
President & CEO
Prins Willem V
Virtual dive site
The Prins Willem V is one of the most
popular wrecks in
We started working on this project in July 2009 and now we are ready to
"re-sink" the Willie.
The 3D model is completed, we have GPS coordinates and we are now
creating the terrain map for the surrounding area.
Our current plan is to release this new site the first week of April.
This site will be quite interesting as
there are lot of things to see on the Willie and lot of penetrations too
Product of the Month
ago I was browsing the net and an interesting product from a little
known company caught my attention.
How many times, while diving, I tried to get the attention of my buddy?
How many times, while teaching, I noticed students "lost" in their own
dreams and not paying attention to what was happening in the class?
The Buddy Link from Affinity Devices could be the
solution I was looking for.
At the recent Beneath the Sea event I met with John Fleming, one of the
founder of the company and discussed at length their nice product.
I think that their idea is great and maybe one day their technology
will be integrated in every mask.
Check them out at Buddy-Link.com
Our belowed Titus
1, 2000 - March 20, 2010
| It seems
yesterday the first time we met; you were playing with your
brothers but Anna singled you out immediately: "He is our Titus" she
The first night at home was difficult for you; you were crying for your
mother and your brothers. I came down and took you in my arms and we
slept together like a father and his newborn.
And, like a son you became to us. Growing up fast, with your giant
paws and your docile character never asking for anything but always
ready to give your heart.
You spoke two languages and your preferred word was "PIZZA". On Sunday
evenings your were waiting for us to order few extra slices and you
knew when the delivery boy was turning the corner ... the one a mile
Our kids grew up searching their paths and you, slowly but surely,
became the center of our family; whenever we went, we knew that you
were waiting at home
for our return. And we always came back, to
scratch your ears.
Roll Titus, roll .. like you always did during your daily walks: you
made us smile, you gave us joy.
It was hard to let you go; but it was time for you to discover new
scents, to run new paths, to roll on new grass.
Run Titus run. One day we will meet again.
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practice catching California Spiny lobsters while winning Bubble
The game is ON!
Congratulations to princess that last month brought
home the full purse with 3,500 Bubble Credits .... she is a committed
diver! and it seems that she is going to repeat the exploit for this
guys .... do you really want to be beaten up so hard by a lady? Think
about how much gear you can get with all those Bubble Credits!
Check out the website to see your personal
records and the global ones.
Enjoy the game !