Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013 by Will Hagle
Diveboard allows you document and share your underwater experiences with those that share your passion for the hobby.
Diveboard is a website made by divers, for divers. The site began after founder Alexander Casassovici realized that he had a huge collection of dive profiles from his Mares M2 dive computer and didn’t know what to do with them. He also had a stash of underwater photographs of fish and other species that he knew other divers would find interesting. So he built Diveboard, a site that allows SCUBA divers from around the world to connect with each other and share their diving experiences. So far, almost 11 thousand divers have logged their data, and over 77 thousand dives have been shared. That corresponds with almost 50 thousand diving spots, 467,000 types of fish and 27,000 pictures posted on the site.
Diveboard allows SCUBA divers to discover the best diving spots around the world. When a user uploads his or her log and photos from a particular dive, the information is added to a map of the world. This map is accessible to other users, making it easy to visualize the more popular diving spots in the world. It also allows divers to access photos from particular sites and read other divers’ experiences from those areas. There’s also an opportunity for users to rate and review dive shops. After looking at a Diveboard’s map of the United States, I noticed plenty of dive spots catalogued miles away from the nearest ocean. That demonstrates that the site truly caters to those that love exploring underwater territory, no matter the body of water. Diveboard is a site that divers all over the world can enjoy.