TAIPEI & SAN DIEGO, August 1, 2017 – Since its launch in November 2016, Deepblu’s rapidly expanding online community has grown to include tens of thousands of divers and ocean enthusiasts. Today SCUBAPRO, the most iconic name in dive equipment, became the first to support the newly introduced Deepblu Connect, a feature that enables the Deepblu app to wirelessly interface directly with SCUBAPRO’s line of Bluetooth-enabled dive computers.
With the push of a button, information from the SCUBAPRO Aladin Sport (Matrix), Aladin H (Matrix) or the newly introduced Galileo 2 (G2) is wirelessly synchronized with the Deepblu app and stored in customizable, digital dive logs. This includes dive profiles, tank pressure levels, temperatures, depths and times. Divers then can enrich their logs with underwater photography and videography, store them in the cloud, and share them with their peers in the Deepblu community.
“We wanted to make dive logging on Deepblu accessible and easy for everyone, so we designed Deepblu Connect to be a convenient interface for Bluetooth-enabled dive computers to work with the app,” said Deepblu CEO James Tsuei. “We are excited to pilot the feature with SCUBAPRO, one of the most reputable and forward-looking companies in the dive industry.”
New for 2017, the SCUBAPRO G2 blends beauty and simplicity with technologically advanced computing and navigation. It sports a high-contrast, user-configurable color display, along with the intuitive menus and 3-button control system perfected in the original, award-winning SCUBAPRO Galileo. Along with Bluetooth and a long list of advanced features, the G2 incorporates SCUBAPRO’s patented Human Factor Diving™, which can monitor heart rate, skin temperature, breathing rate and water temperature to generate extremely reliable no-stop and decompression-stop calculations. The G2 stores up to 1,000 hours of dive profiles and its rechargeable battery lasts up to 50 dives.
“For more than 50 years, divers around the world have looked to SCUBAPRO for the most innovative, advanced and intuitive products in the industry,” said Joe Stella, Group Vice President at SCUBAPRO. “Divers are connected by a passion for what lies below the water’s surface and our support of Deepblu Connect will help those who put their trust in SCUBAPRO’s dive computers to capture and share their experiences with the global community.”
Once dive logs are uploaded, recent updates to the Deepblu user interface make finding and tagging dive spots easier than ever. Divers can even leave ratings and reviews to help other divers, while gear enthusiasts can now complete their logs with information about nearly every piece of equipment they own.
Starting in August, Deepblu will hold a monthly dive-logging competition, allowing divers to earn badges they can showcase on their logs. The August winners will receive exciting prizes from SCUBAPRO, including a G2 dive computer and other industry-leading SCUBAPRO dive gear. To win, divers must accumulate praise for their logs from the Deepblu community and climb through the ranks from Dive Log of the Day to Dive Log of the Week and, ultimately, Dive Log of the Month. Details are available at https://events.deepblu.com/2017aug_logofthemonth/.
About SCUBAPRO: SCUBAPRO is the iconic mark of the world’s most accomplished SCUBA divers, the preferred and recommended choice of elite diving professionals around the globe. Originators and innovators of exceptional dive gear, we build flawless diving equipment for the lifestyle and sport of those whose passion is found below the surface. Created by divers for divers, we’ve built a strong legacy of innovation and intuitive divercentric design for more than 50 years. We believe that exacting commitment to performance, usability, safety, and design sophistication brings out the best in every underwater adventure. For more information, visit www.scubapro.com.