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#67
Online or Software Log Book
Palm_Harbor_Rick - 7/17/2008 7:16 AM
Category: General
Replies: 35

I’m looking for an online log book or software log book to install on my laptop. My current dive computer doesn’t connect to the laptop, but like the idea of keeping an electronic copy of my logged dives. Anyone have suggestions ?
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mo - 7/17/2008 7:41 AM


Is this what you aere looking for? http://www.tjengineering.co.uk/log.html


When you have installed Tims softwear drop him an e-mail with your first and last name and he will send you a code to unlook it, and the nice thing is it’s FREE


Mo
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tardmaster - 7/17/2008 8:44 AM


Hey Mo,


That looks awesome. Do you know if he has it in an "imperial" version instead of metric?
#2935
mo - 7/17/2008 8:51 AM


Hey Jerry,


Yes you set it for which ever you want


 
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Greg - 7/17/2008 9:59 AM
I’m considering creating a dive log section on DiveBuddy.com...just not sure how many people are going to fill out their log at the dive site, then come home to copy all the information to a computer.
#2935
mo - 7/17/2008 10:13 AM
I for one like to have a back-up of my dive log for two reasons, first I like to more information then I can put in my log such as the profile of the dive and SAC rate, second I have a copy of all the information just in case my log book gets lost

It would also be nice to insert photos or video taken on the dive, this would give a diver a full record off his dive something that could not be done straight after the dive
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tardmaster - 7/17/2008 10:50 AM


Thanx Mo. Greg, I’m voting yes to the online dive log. I too back up all my dive data.
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DiveGirl55 - 7/17/2008 11:15 AM


I have the CITIZEN HYPER AQUALAND NX WATCH that I use for a watch and log book that transfers to the computer or to your buddies watch if he has the same one!


It also does Nitrox, deco stop, a complete graph of your dives, water temp, and TOO MUCH TO LIST!


http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-Promaster-Cyber-Aqualand-MG1010-08E/dp/B000EQS1W4/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=watches&qid=1216311243&sr=8-10
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OcalaJim - 7/17/2008 11:24 AM
I use Suunto’s Dive Manager (I have a Vyper). You can use it with or without a dive computer. You can even upload your logs to the Suunto website so you can at least see your logs when you’re not at home.
Click Here for the download page.

It’s also FREE
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OcalaJim - 7/17/2008 11:26 AM
I use Suunto’s Dive Manager (I have a Vyper). You can use it with or without a dive computer. You can even upload your logs to the Suunto website so you can at least see your logs when you’re not at home.
Click Here for the download (Windows Version).

It’s also FREE
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mo - 7/17/2008 11:27 AM
From DiveGirl55:

I have the CITIZEN HYPER AQUALAND NX WATCH that I use for a watch and log book that transfers to the computer or to your buddies watch if he has the same one!

It also does Nitrox, deco stop, a complete graph of your dives, water temp, and TOO MUCH TO LIST!

http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-Promaster-Cyber-Aqualand-MG1010-08E/dp/B000EQS1W4/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=watches&qid=1216311243&sr=8-10



Is it in imperial, metric or both?
#51546
Greg - 7/17/2008 1:14 PM
Do dive computers with download options use a common format for their log files? I bet they don’t...but it would be neat to build a tool that accepts those formats into a divebuddy.com log book. If they allow an export option, I wonder what formats you can export in. If someone has that ability on their dive computer software, send me a sample export file.
#673
WTXDIVER - 7/17/2008 2:20 PM


Here is a link to a program I have used for a couple of years. Take a look at it see what you think. I really like it.


Jay


http://www.diveassistant.com/
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ScouterJT - 7/17/2008 2:30 PM


I have an Aladdin (uwatec) computer using uwatec’s SmartTrak on my laptop.


SmartTrak allows me to export my log in any one of the following formats:
  • SmartTrak logbook
  • TravelTrak CE logbook
  • DAN DL7 level 3
  • DAN DL7 level 1
  • Microsoft Excel


I don’t know how much information is saved in each format. The two DAN DL7 formats sound like some sort of industry standard; the export to Microsoft Excel may contain fairly limited information
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polarbear - 7/17/2008 2:31 PM
i have been using an online logbook also along with my regular logbook the site is DiveRecord.com. it records all the time you spend into different catigories by depth, sites and anything else you log in it. you can go back to you first thru last dive and pull it up. michael
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Greg - 7/18/2008 11:45 AM


You know how you can send your print photos off to have them scanned into a computer OR old videos converted to DVD?..?


I wonder if there’s a market for converting paper dive logs into digital form :) Talk about a bunch of typing.
#2387
SeverinoScuba - 7/18/2008 12:14 PM
I will stick with my old school paper log book and dive tables...too manytimes you are diving in remote areas and on boats with no computer.
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IndyJames - 7/18/2008 12:20 PM
From Greg:

You know how you can send your print photos off to have them scanned into a computer OR old videos converted to DVD?..?

I wonder if there’s a market for converting paper dive logs into digital form :) Talk about a bunch of typing.



Forget the typing! What about the translation! Most peoples handwriting is atrocious (including mine)! :D
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mo - 7/18/2008 12:22 PM


I knock this up in Excel so that I could have my dive profile and SAC rate, I can then print it and keep a copy in my dive log
#2949
OcalaJim - 7/18/2008 12:41 PM
My dive computers download format is proprietary. I tried to get the pin-outs with no luck because I know I could certainly write a better log book application!
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OcalaJim - 7/18/2008 12:44 PM
To CrankyCronos: I, too am a Linux user and found that I was able to install the Suunto Dive manager (the older version) and it ran perfect in Wine. I was even able to download directly from my dive computer Here is a link for instructions:

http://www.gagme.com/greg/linux/suunto_dm-linux.php
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Reefdiver1960 - 7/18/2008 1:01 PM
Thanks for posting this info Mo
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jeff98208 - 7/18/2008 5:48 PM
i use www.immersions.com it’ll say internet dive log on your desk top when down load it. it can be used for air and nitrox, even dive computer ready, provided your dive computer has the port for your computer let it be laptop or pc.
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Eve - 7/18/2008 10:10 PM


Okay this forum is half way to beating the dive nude forum in replys. yeah we can talk about other things also !


Eve
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Quietman - 7/19/2008 8:31 PM


Check out reefnet .com they have a dive computer that keeps a running log for each of your dives. you carry it on your bcd like a little black box when your thru with your dive you plug it in to your lap top or pc and your done and if you need to print it out for a paper log everything is already set up you just hit print.
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azskyandsea - 7/19/2008 11:42 PM
I have an Oceanic Veo250 that connects directly to my laptop. You can download pictures and insert notes on all your dives. The only downfall is that the cable alone is $90. Other than that I love it!
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Poppy - 7/20/2008 9:40 AM
The Citizen Aqualand NX computer is available in Metric OR Imperial when purchased; not both on watch, nor switchable. It is a great computer, I have it as my primary, now, I just wish I could get some software for it for my mac. Ive now had to go back to only paper logs since my OS switch! Cheers! Poppy
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Fyamon - 7/21/2008 8:58 PM
Hey, just saw your post. You might want to consider your own (custom) hardcopy dive log - why? Well, ask yourself what YOU wnat to track. Many of the ones you buy (harcopy and electronic) are not user-definable....I have one (word doc) I made up I woul dbeb happy to send you as an example.....the point is - what do YOU want to track - simply downloading your dive computer (although its nice) doesn’t always do that.

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Query - 7/22/2008 6:18 PM
Most dive computers can export into a "Dan" format from the PC software.
#336
Elonna - 8/06/2009 12:59 PM


I’m reviving this thread to mention a software I found, though haven’t tested it yet...but looks really nice from the screen shots. It’s called Scubase and is extremely customizable with photo upload and web export capabilities. Plan on loading it this weekend. Looks a little heavy on the upfront setup because of the customization possible, but if you can log any/everything you want about a dive, well worth it maybe?


http://www.scubase.net/
#1004
RonSubmerged - 8/14/2009 6:07 PM
Since I purchased the Archimedes II it obviously logs my dives for me. However I have logged dives by hand for so long I use the data saved in the computer to transfer to my log book. I also like to write about each dive, when I go back and read some of them I forget some of the things I have done!