Top ten most useful scuba diving apps (part 2)

Top ten most useful scuba diving apps (part 2)

Scuba Exam

Best for: Refreshing knowledge

Platforms: iOS, Android

Price: $4.99

Scuba Exam allows users to brush up on dive theory indeed after a long break from diving or before the Open Water Diver theory exam. It features a selection of quizzes that test your knowledge of dive theory, definitions, dive tables, and many more.

DIVE Magazine

Best for: Diving news and features

Platforms: iOS, Android

Price: Free

Established more than 15 years ago, DIVE Magazine is one of the world’s leading magazines about scuba diving. It is most famous for engaging writing and first-class design, stunning photography. It is available for free via the app.

MarineDebrisTracker

Best for: The eco-conscious diver

Platforms: iOS, Android

Price: Free

MarineDebrisTrackerallows you to log the location of marine debris that is found in the water or on coastlines. The app is a product that is made by the NOAA Marine Debris Program cooperating with the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative out of the Georgia College of Engineering.

Real Tides

Best for: Checking tides and currents

Platforms: iOS

Price: $4.99

Real Tides is an app that helps divers be able to calculate the tide at any date and time GPS location in the world without having to work out longitudes, latitudes, or zip codes.

TripWhistle Global SOS

Best for: Emergencies

Platforms: iOS

Price: Free

There are around 200 countries in the world with over 70 different emergency numbers between them. TripWhistle Global SOS gives users easy access to local emergency numbers, enables them to make calls from within the app, as well as displays their location on screen so they can relay it to first responders.

V-Planner

Best for: The hardcore technical diver

Platforms: iOS, Android

Price: $44.99

In some ways, V-Planner is the mother of all scuba diving apps since it is a dive decompression calculator for technical scuba divers. It includes both VPM-B and VPM-B/E model versions. Planning methods features both OC and Closed Circuit Rebreather.

Top ten most useful scuba diving apps (part 1)

Top ten most useful scuba diving apps (part 1)

Thanks to the development of the internet, now we mostly can do anything on out smart devices. Like any other field of life, when it comes to scuba diving, there are also a wide variety of apps, sites, and services, which we can learn everything about the underwater sport. However, it seems hard to refine our options and find the apps that worked best for us. To help you take it easier, we have compiled a list of the most useful scuba diving apps out there.

Dive Log

Best for: Dive logging

Platforms: iOS

Price: $12.99

This app works as your primary diving logbook. Using location services on your device, you can capture the GPS coordinates of your dive site and then fill in information about the dive. This also helps you have an immediate answer if your dive guide asks what depth you dived to or how much weight you used on your last dive.

Deepblu

Best for: Booking dives, dive community

Platforms: iOS, Android

Price: Free

Deepblu allows users to plan dive travel based on user reviews and media, discover dive sites, and directly book dives with local shops. It also has a lively online community of divers, which makes it easier for you to find and share advice and look for dive groups in a given area.

PADI – Scuba Diving Essentials

Best for: Locating dive shops

Platforms: iOS, Android

Price: Free

PADI offers a handy way for divers to keep up to date on scuba news, explore dive sites, locate PADI dive centers and resorts, and access PADI e-Cards.

iDeco Pro

Best for: Dive planning

Platforms: iOS

Price: $7.99

This app is a complete multiple dive and multi-level dive planner, including gas usage, decompression stops, OTU tracking, CNS tracking, surface Interval tracking and many more. It also features a free version that suits most beginning divers.