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Year One - DiveBuddy Beats ScubaEarth
Greg - 10/25/2013 9:29 AM
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Year One - DiveBuddy Beats ScubaEarthIn the 4th Quarter 2013 edition of PADI’s Undersea Journal, they bragged about the first year of ScubaEarth (their attempt to mimic what DiveBuddy has been doing for many years). However, the first year of beat every one of the web statistics from PADI’s ScubaEarth.

The following compares’s first year (Jan 2007 - Dec 2007) to the first year of PADI’s ScubaEarth (Aug 2012 - Jul 2013):


DB 3.4 million vs. PADI 3 million

Average Page Views Per Visit:
DB 19.5 vs. PADI 7.5

Average Visit Time:
DB 7 min 48 sec vs. PADI 5 min 28 sec

Total Users (Unique Visitors):
DB 55,754 vs. PADI 50,000 started out as a grass roots, organically grown, social community for scuba divers. PADI has hundreds of thousands of existing members to market a couple a large sales they attend every major tradeshow. And still beat PADI!

The only reason I’ve taken this opportunity to brag about is because PADI has not played fairly in the past. If PADI is going to win the respect of business leaders and innovators in our industry, they need to start working together more as opposed to dipping their toes in every facet of the business. PADI is a great training organization, they should stick to what they know.

p.s. is only days away from breaking the 1,000,000 Unique Visitors threshold!
Update: We broke the threshold:


DaveT - 11/07/2013 2:49 PM
I have actually met and dove with divers from here. Can’t say that about the other place.
JasonP - 10/25/2013 3:25 PM
Well done, Sir!

You have every reason to take pride in the accomplishment.
Eve - 10/25/2013 2:30 PM
Congratulations are in order and your hours of dedication to the profession is showing.
dontdiveenuf - 10/25/2013 12:05 PM
Woo-Hoo! DiveBuddy ROCKS!!!
Brian_V - 10/25/2013 10:33 AM
Congrats Greg!
Greg - 10/25/2013 9:47 AM
Here is the advertisement from PADI