Designed by divers for divers, Dively aims at enhancing your experience while boosting your safety.
Because environmental conditions pose genuine risks to scuba divers, getting information relative to your selected diving spot is crucial. Dively can help you selecting and planning your next dive by providing you at a glance the most important information on the weather and other environmental conditions for that specific site. Dively also provides a user-friendly underwater 3D view of the Earth, featuring existing and potential dive sites, so you can get familiar with a dive site and plan an itinerary.
Although Dively is aimed at all underwater sports fans, e.g. free divers, snorkelers, it was designed with a special focus on scuba diving, both professional and recreational.
Generally, divers need to:
In addition, dive professionals need:
On their side, recreational divers need:
France, Germany and United Kingdom initially.
The study confirmed that satellite-derived bathymetry is suitable for creating 3D underwater views useful to divers. In addition, the study assessed model-based forecasting fed with earth observation data for the provision of the environmental indicators. The main driver for using satellite-derived data is to achieve a larger coverage of dive sites than competitors.
The Dively Kickstarter Feasibility Study has been concluded successfully in December 2017.
Another very positive aspect of the study was the demonstration that solutions exist and can be efficiently implemented by Solenix for solving the key technical challenges. This led to an achievable system architecture that relies on established open-source systems plus bespoke software developments.
Moreover, the financial sustainability assessment showed that it is possible to develop and exploit Dively in a profitable way with the proposed business plan. Nonetheless, Solenix is currently considering alternative approaches in this domain. In particular, a business model including partnerships has been discussed towards the end of the study and talks are on-going with potential partners.