With 2013 all wrapped up and 2014 under-way, we recap the year that was for ScubaEarth and its 50,000+ community.
ScubaEarth’s 1st Birthday
Turning one is always a big feat, and ScubaEarth certainly didn’t disappoint. In the sites’ first year it managed to obtain 58,000 community members who logged 50,441 dives, added 6,675 dive sites and uploaded 26,000 photos. These numbers have been increasing ever since, with ScubaEarth set to reach new milestones in 2014.
The rise of the SuperUser
With well over 50,000 plus users, ranging from PADI Dive Shops, Instructors, Divers and non-divers, it’s no wonder that there was so many stand out SuperUsers throughout the year.
Our SuperUsers were featured on the PADI Blog and have set some high benchmarks for other users to try and reach this year. Thank you to our SuperUsers for all your contributions over the year and helping grow the ScubaEarth community.
ScubaEarth Users went diving for dollars
ScubaEarth users banded together in August to help our friends at Project AWARE, raising a total of UD$10,000 by logging their dives on ScubaEarth. PADI donated UD$1 for every dive that was logged during the month of August to show their support of Project AWRE and raise awareness about marine conservation. Project AWARE continues campaign to protect the world’s most threatened sharks and rays and run great initiatives like the Dive Against Debris program.
New features launched!
2013 also saw the addition of new tools to help make ScubaEarth a more convenient and accessible site to connect with other divers, record your dives and discover new dive sites.
Dive Computer File Import Wizard – Upload individual dives, or multiples records. The wizard will generate your dive profiles so you can easily log your dives on ScubaEarth. Learn more here
Missing Certification Finder – Can’t see all your PADI certifications? Now you can add them at the click of a button. Find out how to merge your records
Email Notifications – ScubaEarth now delivers straight to your inbox! Don’t miss out on buddy requests, messages or comments on your photos, have a daily or weekly notification sent to your inbox.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Missing Certification Finder, Email Notifications & the Dive Computer Import Wizard on your next visit.
Share to Win Contest
ScubaEarth users were busy sharing their PADI certifications, logged dives and uploaded media during November and December to try and obtain some illustrious ScubaEarth swagger. Winners were decked out weekly with ScubaEarth branded clothing, backpacks and toys plus more. Thanks to our winners, Kerry, Alejandro, Danny, Kael, Carien, Stuart, Robert and Jeffrey for your great ScubaEarth efforts!
Coming soon: What lies ahead in 2014?
With the new ScubaEarth Mobile App, divers have a new use for their surface intervals or the boat trip back to shore. Log dives directly from any dive site, connect with dive buddies, and search for dive sites and more all on the go. It will be easier than ever to research, plan and share scuba diving experiences.
Further site improvements including the Home Page Re-Design
A fresh, new look that is cleaner, more responsive and more user-friendly is on the horizon for ScubaEarth’s home page. Streamlining the registration process is the key vision for this site development, which is set to be released in the first part of 2014.
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