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Best Dive Log Software?

Discussion in 'Dive Software' started by cubbiegirlem, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. cubbiegirlem

    cubbiegirlem Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: USA
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    Hello, all.

    I am relatively new to diving (and brand new to this site) and am looking for dive log software to use with my Oceanic Geo 2.0 dive computer. I've tried Oceanic's OceanLog and DivePal, but both feel like they were designed in about 1987 and are not easy to use. Ideally, I'd like a program that I can use to manually enter the dives I did before I got a dive computer, as well as upload the dives via the USB cable for the computer. Major plus if there is also an iPhone/iPad app. It doesn't have to be free. I want something that is easy to use and will help me track my dives.

    I'm sure there are probably lots of threads on this, but I searched and all the hits were several years old. Since software changes a lot, I'm sure things have changed since 2007!

    Thanks in advance to any tips.

    Emily
     
  2. bergersau

    bergersau Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Melbourne Australia
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  3. TXreefer

    TXreefer PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Texas
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    I like dive log 5.0. PC and app. I write logs in the iPad while on vacation and sync with info from dive computer when I return home.
     
  4. JohnN

    JohnN ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oar--eee---gun
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  5. tplyons

    tplyons Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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    Unless you're using a Mac, then MacDive is great, but I've switched over to DiveLog DT due to compatibility with my new Uwatec computer.
     
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  6. lonebrave

    lonebrave DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maryland
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    MacDive if you're using a mac.
     
  7. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Feeling the Love ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location:
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    +1 for MacDive, works well and also works well with Dive Log mobile app.
     
  8. FFigawi

    FFigawi Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Erbil, Iraq
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    I like Dive Log Manager. Uploads from my Cobalt and syncs with my Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
     
  9. lostcajun

    lostcajun Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Lost in Texas
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    +2 (or is it 3?) MacDive.... (with Dive Log on iPad and iPhone)
     
  10. drinksfromtap

    drinksfromtap Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Cincinnati
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    I like Diveboard : Your online scuba logbook. Track, share and explore scuba diving through community dive logs - I find it well-designed and easy to use, and it also has an iPhone app so I can log dives back at my car before I leave the dive site. You can manually enter profiles, and I believe you can also upload your dive computer profiles to it. I also like that you can easily export the log to PDF or a couple other file formats, so you can keep a backup copy of your log on your local computer in case the site disappears one day. It's not that great a logging species (IMO at least) unless you are very good at knowing exactly what you've seen.
     

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