Manually Create or Edit a Dive Log
To to create a new log, tap the Dive Log icon and in the top right corner.
If you want to edit a log, go to the Drafts or Published tabs, long press the log and tap Edit. (Note: if the log created from a dive computer, you will not be able to edit it, which includes Dive Profile, Type, Time, Water Temperature, Air Mix, and—for some dive computers—the starting and ending air pressure.
On the Dive Log screen, complete the steps below and then press Post.
- Choose the type of dive.
- Select your way of water entry.
- Pick a purpose for your dive.
- Indicate which features the dive site had (you may pick more than one).
- Pick the date and time.
- Below the dive spot section, choose the Max Depth and Dive Time of your dive. You can either fill in these values manually, and Deepblu will create a rudimentary dive profile, or simply tap and drag the translucent circle on the chart below to visually approximate your dive profile.
Add a Dive Spot
The Deepblu database currently contains over 20,000 dive spots, and you can select one of these by locating it on the dive map. If your dive site yet to exist in our database, you can easily add one when creating a dive log.
To choose a recently visited dive spot:
Deepblu remembers where your last dives were and will suggest these spots in the ‘Recently Visited Dive Spots’ list. This is particularly handy if you’ve done multiple subsequent dives in the same region.
To choose a dive spot from the Deepblu database:
If the spot you dove at is not in the list, you can pick one of the dive spots in the Deepblu database. To do this, tap ‘Choose Dive Location’. The first time you execute this function, Deepblu will ask for permission to access your device’s location to help you quickly find nearby spots.
Searching Nearby Dive Spots On The Map
Then a map of your current surroundings will show. Swipe the screen to pan the map or make a pinching motion with three fingers to zoom in or out. You can always return to your current location by clicking the crosshair icon .
When users open the map, Deepblu will automatically load the nearest dive spots and mark them as red dots. If you move the map beyond the already-loaded dive spots, Deepblu will show the Search This Area button. Press it to load the dive spots in the current map area.
Searching By Dive Spot Name
If you know the name of the dive spot, you can use the search bar at top to find it. For example, if you went diving at the SS John Mahn Wreck off the Belgian coast, you can start searching for Mahn, and you will see the dive spot pop up in the results.
Searching For A Dive Spot Via A Nearby Landmark
If you don’t know the exact name or have trouble finding the correct dive spot, you can also search for a nearby landmark. Deepblu uses information from Google Maps to help find the correct area. For instance, if you went diving nearby Ostend, Belgium but cannot find it on the map, simply search ‘Ostend’. Tap the result and the map will focus on Ostend. Zoom out to an acceptable level and tap Search This Area to find dive spots near Ostend. Tap any red dot to get more information about the spot.
To add a new dive spot to the Deepblu database:
While extensive, the Deepblu database does not currently hold every dive spot in the world. If you cannot find your dive spot by searching, you can contribute by submitting new ones. Here’s how:
- On the location map, tap the Add Dive Spot button, directly below the crosshair button
- Optional: use the search bar at the top to get closer to the desired location.
- Drag the screen around until the marker is in the right location
- Tap Next and enter a name for the dive spot, the region and country are filled out automatically
- Tap Add a New Dive Spot.
While you can instantly use this new dive spot in your log, new dive spot submissions will be verified by Deepblu and may take up to 10 working days before being added to the database. If the submission is declined because it is a duplicate or otherwise incorrect, the dive spot will only be visible to you in your dive log.
Review the dive spot
Deepblu relies on users to learn more about the various dive spots around the world. You can help out other divers by leaving a review and a rating for a dive spot. Select a rating and write an optional review.
Add Photos, Video and Notes
Deepblu allows up to 10 photos and 1 video for every dive log. Tap the Add Photos / Videos button to upload from your device. Videos are limited to 3 minutes in length.
You can also add captions and choose one video or photo as the cover (i.e. the first image that will show when sharing the log on Deepblu or elsewhere).
To remove a photo or video from your log, press the X button in the top right corner of the image.
If you want to upload photos from your computer instead of from phone, you can edit the log (draft or published version) using the Deepblu website and add them later.
Press Done to go back to the dive log editor.
You may also add notes to your dive log by tapping the Notes button. From marine life sightings to a real story or help out other divers on Deepblu. The notes are limited to 1000 characters.
In the notes screen, you can also add tags by tapping the Tag Icon in the bottom left.
Press Done to go back to the dive log editor.
Set the Privacy of Your Log
- Public: Any users can view your logs. Public logs will also be displayed on Live and in the Following Page feed of your buddies and followers, sometimes shared on the Featured Page.
- Buddies Only: Your buddies will be able to see your dive logs displayed their Following Pages, but never on Live or Featured.
- Private: Private logs are only visible to yourself.
You can choose a different privacy setting for different logs.
Record Air Tank and Consumption Information
In the Air Tank screen, you can record your air consumption, your air mix and add the volume and material (aluminum or stainless steel) of your air tank.
Record the air mix you were breathing and the amount of air you consumed during your dive. So you can examine how you consume air in different diving conditions.
Add Dive Gear and Equipment
In the Gear screen, Deepblu lets you add tons of information about your dive gear. Deepblu assumes that you own this gear so you won’t have to fill it out for every dive. If you went on a dive without a certain piece of gear, you can uncheck the button next to it. If you want to add it again, Deepblu will make suggestions based on your previous input (e.g. for brand and model).
You can add information about your Exposure Suit (its type and thickness), Weights, Regulators, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) and your Fins. Deepblu also lets you fill in information about other equipment such as Dive Computer, Torch, and Camera Equipment (camera, housing, strobes, etc.).
Tap Done to return to the main dive log screen.
Add Dive Conditions
Click on the corresponding icons to record details about the environment of your dive.
- Weather: choose between sunny, cloudy, rainy or night.
- Air Temperature: enter the temperature in digits.
- Wave height: choose between No Waves (0 m/ft), Mild Waves (0.5 m/1.5 ft), Strong Waves (1 m/3 ft), or Extreme Waves (above 1.5 m/4.9 ft).
- Current: choose between No Current (0 kn), Mild Current (1 kn), Strong Current (2 kn), and Extreme Current (above 3 kn).
- Visibility (underwater): choose between <5 m/15 ft, 10 m/30 ft, 20 m/65 ft, or >30 m/100 ft.
- Water Temperature: enter the temperature in digits.
- Tap Done to return to the main dive log screen.
Tag a Buddy
You may tag those who you went diving with. Doing so will create a link to their profile from the dive log.
Find your buddies at search bar and tap their name or profile picture to tag them in your log. Then press Done.
Have a Dive Pro Validate and Sign Your Log
Getting your dive log validated is easiest if you and your dive instructor/guide are buddies on Deepblu for the sake of narrowing down the search. Also make sure that your dive instructor/guide is a verified Dive Pro on Deepblu. You can tell if they have been verified by the Dive Pro badge on their profile picture.
To send the validation request to your dive instructor/guide:
- Tap Validation Request.
- You will see a list of Deepblu dive pros that are your buddies and a list of other dive pros.
- Search for your instructor/guide, tap their profile picture to select.
- If this dive log is part of a preparation for a certain diving certification, check the This is a Training Log option and choose a certification level. The certifications available depend on what your instructor is allowed to teach and on their affiliation with a certification agency. (Note: If you selected this option, the Dive Purpose on the previous page will automatically switch to Training.)
- Press Save.
Your instructor will receive a notification with a validation request which they can then accept or deny. You will receive a notification once your dive log has been validated.