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Diving Log 5.0.12 Beta 2

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Before releasing the next official update, you can try a new beta, which contains many minor improvements in several import functions and one long requested major feature. What’s new since the last beta from September?

  • You can now select the columns and sort order for the dive list (see below)
  • GPS coordinates are extracted from the Exif data from dive site photos (see below)
  • Android ScubaLog export improvement
  • The following import functions got improvements and bug fixes:
    • Liquivision Dive Log
    • UDDF Import (for xDeep Computer)
    • Shearwater Desktop
    • APD Inspiration
    • Suunto Dive Manager 4
    • MacDive
    • Universal Downloader

GPS coordinates from dive site photos: When you capture a photo with your smartphone or GPS equipped photo camera, the current GPS position is stored in the Exif data of the image. Diving Log will now automatically extract this information and store it into the dive site Lat/Lon fields (if the fields are still empty) as soon as you add a dive site photo. If there is already a position stored, the data won’t be overwritten by the data from the image.

Photo with GPS in Exif data

Photo with GPS in the Exif data

Columns and sort order of the dive list: This feature was requested for quite some time and now it is finally implemented. You can select the columns and sort order of the dive list in the logbook window. That means you can display your latest dive on top of the list and you can create a rather narrow list with just the dive number or a wide list with many columns, which spread above the dive details. You can use the layout editor to move the dive list around, to configure the columns and sort order, go into the menu File > Preferences > Dive List:

Dive List Settings

Dive list on top with many columns

Dive list with just one column

Dive list with just one column

Please download the beta now and let me know if you find any problems which should be fixed before the final release. Thank you!

OneDrive Sync on Windows 8.1

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

If you want to use the OneDrive synchronization (former SkyDrive) in Diving Log 5.0 on Windows 8.1 you must ensure the “Divelog” folder within your OneDrive is available offline, otherwise Diving Log cannot access the files within this folder and the synchronization doesn’t work. To do this, open Windows Explorer, right click the “Divelog” folder in your OneDrive and select “Make available offline”. Please wait until your logbook files are downloaded to your PC, then you can use the sync function in Diving Log.

Make available offline

Make available offline

If you prefer, you can do the same in the metro style app:

Make offline in Metro app

Make offline in Metro app

In Windows 8.1 OneDrive doesn’t download all files by default. Instead you have to use the above function to get Diving Log 5.0 OneDrive sync working.


Diving Log 5.0.11 released

Monday, June 10th, 2013

After two betas, the next stable version is now completed and can be downloaded from the download website. These are the new features since version 5.0.10:

  • New Profile Editor
  • Templates are editable
  • Scubapro LogTrak Import (Meridian)
  • OSTC 3 download support (Universal Downloader)
  • Mares Dive Organizer Update (SQLCE4)
  • Liquivision Lynx and Dive Logger 3.0 support
  • Libdivecomputer update
  • Uwatec Galileo Trimix import improved
  • UDDF import improved for VPlanner

The last 4 changes were added since the last beta version, with Liquivision Lynx support as the main new feature. But there were also some minor tweaks for the Galileo Trimix and UDDF imports from VPlanner. Special thanks also to Jef Driesen for constantly working on libdivecomputer. If you want to support this project, you can find a donate button on the website. Libdivecomputer is the open source download library behind the universal downloader in Diving Log and many other applications.

Diving Log Beta Update

Monday, May 20th, 2013

You can download a new beta, which contains the latest libdivecomputer library and these new features:

  • Support for OSTC 3 (Universal Downloader)
  • Support for Suunto DX (Universal Downloader)
  • Support for Oceanic Pro Plus 3 (Universal Downloader)
  • Other bug fixes and improvements in libdivecomputer
  • Android ScubaLog sync improvements
  • Scubapro LogTrak (Meridian) import improvement

Install this update setup into the already existing Diving Log folder.

Profile Editor

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

The next beta will contain another great new feature:  in the new profile editor you can view all profiles and the data in a single window, you can edit every profile value in the data grid or in the graphic view and you can create entire new profiles from scratch by simply drawing them with your mouse. You can also copy and paste parts of the profile or between Excel and Diving Log and you can insert or delete rows.

Click on "Profile Editor" in the logbook window

Click on “Profile Editor” in the logbook window

The profile editor window has 3 panes, which are freely resizable. On top is the main profile area where you can manipulate the profile and select parts of it with the mouse. You can insert gas switches from the context menu and in draw mode you can manipulate the profile line directly. To change the profile type, select one of the profiles on the right. The profile data pane on the bottom is synchronized with the visual view on top. Any selection you make in either pane, it will be also visible in the other.

Profile Editor

Profile Editor

When you activate the draw mode from the toolbar, you can manipulate the profile line directly with the mouse or you can draw an entire new profile, if none exists. To change the drawing surface range, click the zoom buttons in the toolbar. As you can see in the screenshots below, the “Tank pressure 2” line is not available at first. The left part was entered in the data grid by selecting all cells and entering the value to get a nice straight line. The right part was created with the mouse in the profile pane on top.

Draw new profile with the mouse

Draw new profile with the mouse…

or enter the values in the profile grid

…or enter the values in the profile grid

You can also open 2 or more editor windows at the same time, e.g. to compare profiles from different dives or from your buddy. In the next screenshot you can see how the deco ceiling is created in the profile editor, because it couldn’t be downloaded from the dive computer:

You can edit all selected cells at once

You can edit all selected cells at once

2 editor windows snapped side by side

Two editor windows snapped side by side

The profile editor is a really powerful tool if you want to manipulate any dive profile, either because the data is recorded or imported incorrectly or because the data is not available. You can enter for example the compass course, because only few computers can actually record that. And you can finally view all available profiles and the data in a single window.

Logbook Templates

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The next update will contain an improved template function. Templates are a great way to quickly update several dives at once where certain data remains identical. For example, during a vacation you only have to enter all data for the first dive. Then create a template from this dive by selecting all the fields that won’t change during the vacation, e.g. country, city/island, tank size and type, dive suit, etc. For the other dives you can simply apply the template and all the data gets filled in automatically.


Create new template

Select fields for this template

Select fields for this template

Up to now you couldn’t modify a template once you’ve saved it, which was a bit painful when you forgot to check some fields. In the next version you can update or overwrite any existing template and add or remove fields, which makes it a lot easier. If you haven’t used it yet, I recommend you try it the next time you want to update several dives at once. You can also watch a short video, even though it’s from version 4.0.

Apply template to several dives

Apply template to several dives


Diving Log 5.0.10 released

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Diving Log 5.0.9 was just released a few days ago, but unfortunately the new universal downloader had a bug which caused a crash in some circumstances. Today you can download version 5.0.10 and use the update setup either from 5.0.8 or 5.0.9. I’ve added also a few other things:

  • Universal Downloader bug fix
  • New import from Subsurface
  • Improved Suunto Dive Manager 4 import (gas switches and deco)
  • UDDF Import optimized for Submatix SPX42
  • Missing translations in some languages fixed

The Subsurface import was tested only for metric Subsurface logbooks, so if you have a logbook with imperial units it may not work correctly. Please send it to me if you want to import such a file.

Diving Log 5.0.9 released

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

You can download the latest version 5.0.9 from the download website, and those are the new features:

This update contains the latest version of libdivecomputer, which brings lots of new dive computers into the Universal Downloader:

  • Aeris A300 AI
  • Aeris Atmos AI2
  • Apeks Quantum X
  • Cressi Leonardo
  • DiveRite NiTek Trio
  • Hollis DG03
  • Mares Matrix
  • Mares Nemo Wide 2
  • Mares Puck Pro
  • Oceanic Atom 1.0
  • Oceanic OCS
  • Oceanic Pro Plus 2
  • Oceanic Veo 1.0
  • Subgear XP5
  • Shearwater Petrel (Firmware V12 required)
  • Shearwater Predator
  • Sherwood Insight 2
  • Sherwood Wisdom 3

Many thanks to Jef Driesen for his ongoing work on this open source library! If you want to support this project, you’ll find a donate button on his website.

New Diving Log Beta available

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Today you can download a new beta version of Diving Log 5.0. Make sure you have version 5.0.8 installed before installing the beta update. This update brings the following new features:

  • DiveMate USB for Android sync (see below)
  • sync (see below)
  • Search dive sites online
  • Hungarian language support (special thanks to Attila!)
  • Import dive profile CSV files (Logbook Window -> Profile Tab)

DiveMate USB sync:


DiveMate USB is a new app for Android tablets and smartphones, which can download several dive computers right on your phone or tablet. It is available in the Google Play Store and can be synchronized with Diving Log 5.0 via USB or Dropbox. I’m really happy to see this app joining the existing Android apps ScubaLog and Dive Log and now there are 3 apps you can choose from (or you can use all three, of course).

Android Sync

Android Sync Sync:

With, another great online logbook is now compatible with Diving Log 5.0. You can upload and download your dives to the website from the “Web” toolbar button in the main toolbar. is along with also one of the data providers for the new online dive site search in the map window. All your dives are uploaded as private dives, but if you want, you can make them public on the website afterwards.

Diveboard Sync

Diveboard Sync

Please note, this is a beta update, so if you find any problems or bugs, please let us know. The new DiveMate and sync functions involve several parties, and while we’ve tested everything intensively, there is a good chance that there are still some issues.

New maps feature in the desktop version

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Having all the nice maps features in the desktop, tablet and phone apps, there remains one problem: where to find all the GPS coordinates for your existing dive sites in your logbook? When going to a new dive site you can take a GPS device with you, but that doesn’t help for your existing dives. This is getting a lot easier: in the maps window in Diving Log 5.0, you can now search 2 online sources, and

Search sites online

Search sites online

Type a dive site name into the search box in the upper right corner – this will filter your existing dives in your logbook. When you click the new “Search online” button on the left side, Diving Log will query dive sites from the 2 online logbooks and display the results as yellow and blue flags on the map. When you left-click on a site flag, you can import it into your logbook. I recommend that you activate the satellite view to find the best matching flag as there is no guarantee that a position is correct.

Search nearby sites

Search nearby sites

When you know roughly the area where a dive site is located, you can right-click into the map at the approximate position. When you click on “Search near by” in the context menu, all sites around that location will be displayed. Both methods are a great way to find new spots which are currently not in your logbook. All dive sites were created by users who upload their dives to the online logbooks. The synchronization will be finished soon and I’ll provide a beta version, so you can test the logbook sync as well as the dive site search in the map window.