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Category: Digital Diver

Rewriting the history books with the Diving Almanac

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 3rd December 2015

The Diving Almanac is the ultimate authority on diving exploits and history, but what’s the story behind the stories? By Jeffrey Gallant I was dreaming of overnight success… Reality struck at my first DEMA Show where I met veteran publisher Rick Stratton who looked me straight in the eye and said: …

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Big Picture: In a Flash

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st November 2015

Text and Photo by Tobias Friedrich Sometimes you just get lucky. We were diving on the Red Sea wreck, Chrisoula, when good fortune came my way in flash. I was waiting for a fellow photographer inside the wreck, filling up most of a small hatchway when this moray eel …

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Shearwater Desktop and Mobile App Support

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th March 2015

Shearwater Research, responsible for the rather excellent technical computers Petrel and Petrel 2, have released a new and improved desktop application cunningly called Shearwater Desktop. Available for both Mac and Windows users, the new software offers an improved user experience, making it easier to implement firmware updates. Firmware is a vital part …

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FREE Diving Almanac Available Now

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th January 2015

The Diving Almanac is the book every diver should own. First published in 2007 the Diving Almanac & Book of Records is the only compilation of scuba diving industry information of it’s kind. Previous editions of the Almanac were printed, but the new 2015 Diving Almanac is now a …

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Social Networking 101 For Divers

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th November 2014

Social media websites are among the most popular on the world wide web. They can be powerful tools for dive businesses, or just fun – for a sea of divers. Text by Russell Clark Facebook www.facebook.com We’ll start with the best known and the second most popular website on …

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Simple Fix with Vivid-Pix

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th September 2014

By Michel Gilbert & Danielle Alary Tired of making all those adjustments to restore underwater photo contrasts and colours? If so, you’ll be interested in some new software that we tested recently. No one needs to spend more time in front of a computer screen these days and for …

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How important is Facebook in the dive industry?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th April 2014

Today PADI hit the impressive mark of gaining 1 million Facebook ‘Likes’. This not to be sniffed at milestone is massively impressive for the scuba industry, and is now statistically the largest online scuba community in the world. In theory, it means every time PADI make a “post” onto their …

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Diving App: Navionics

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Boating Price: $Price Varies Device: Apple iOS / Android The world’s top-selling marine app, available for most places in the world. Each app has award-winning vector charts for exceptional clarity. Offers tides and current info, route planning and tracking, wind forecasts, marine news and more. It even finds the cheapest gas station. …

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Diving App: Dive Bonaire

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Travel Price: $1.99 Device: Apple iOS  Heading to shore dive paradise? Do not leave without this app in your pocket! Search for a site near you, browse the list or use the interactive map. Keep track of where you dive in the nifty log, ID that fish you saw, and even …

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Diving App: WeDIVE

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Rebreather Price: $19.99 Device: Apple iOS A simple and intuitive planning app for Poseidon rebreather divers. Plan your bottom time, press the open or closed circuit button and get your bailout plan with gas details. Multi-dive plans with ability to save, change O2 consumption rate, diluent composition and more…   …

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Diving App: ScubaBoard

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Social Price: $Free Device: Android The internet’s largest dive community in your pocket. This app, available only for Android devices, allows you to access your account anytime, anywhere. Send and receive PMs, view profiles, access recent discussions and brag to friends when you’re somewhere sunny and tropical.         …

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Diving App: Spiegel Grove

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Wrecks Price: $7.99 Device: Apple iOS  Well-known for their 3D wreck maps, Art To Media bring you a ‘virtual diving experience’. Use you finger to freely swim around a wreck, examine it up close, accurately check your depth and become familiar with a site before you dive there. Other wrecks also …

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Diving App: Sharkproject

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Marine Life Price: $4.99 Device: Apple iOS A comprehensive encyclopedia for shark lovers. Over 70 sharks are featured in detail with GPS support, helping you find and report a shark sighting. Updated news, over 140 images and an ability to directly report the sale of shark products, helping to fight a …

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Diving App: Everything Diving by SSI

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Training Price: Free Device: Apple iOS  /  Android Keep all your certifications in your pocket at no extra cost. Create a free account online. Find SSI partners worldwide, refresh your hand signals, use dive checklists, first aid flow charts and SSI air and nitrox tables for dive planning and …

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Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet liveaboard App

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th February 2013

Available for free, for both iPhone and iPad users, this handy little app will tell you all about the luxurious liveaboard cruises offered by the prestigious Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleets. Get to know the liveaboard lifestyle and learn about the beautiful yachts that will take you on a memorable dive vacation to some of the …

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