Top Apps And Startups For Scuba Diving

Modern scuba diving has been a way that humans have explored the seas since the early 1960s. With the name meaning ‘Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus’ – the sport of scuba uses a tank of gas to allow them to explore life under water.

Whilst it’s true that humans have been exploring the seas for millennia, modern scuba diving has allowed people to spend more time submerged deep under water, without a need to come up for air or wrestle with long tubes.


How Popular Is Scuba Diving?


According to Divernet, scuba was one of the fastest-growing water sports activities in 2022. The Scuba Diving Equipment Market was valued at $2.1BN in 2022 and is projected to continue growing.

Stats by the bsac estimate that people in the UK go on 2 million dives every year, making it popular even on British soil.


Where Are The World’s Most Popular Scuba Sites?


The world is full of beautiful reefs and underwater landscape for Scuba divers so explore. Some of the most popular include:

Indonesia – Regularly voted as one of the best places in the world to dive by DIVE magazine, Indonesia has more than 13,000 islands, making it a beautiful location for any diving enthusiasts.

The Galapagos – a world famous site for biodiversity, the waters of the Galapagos are home to hundreds of species, including sharks, seals, manta rays, whale sharks and more.

Florida – Key Largo, Florida is known as one of the most famous dive cities in the world. With the Florida Keys barrier reef measuring at 350 miles, it certainly has a diverse range of marine life to explore.

Egypt – Famous for being home to The Blue Hole of Dahab, one of the world’s most dangerous sites, Egyptian waters are also home to thousands of beautiful species of fish. Well known to both free divers and scuba divers, Egypt has solidified itself as a diving haven.



What Are The Risks Associated With Scuba Diving?


Whilst Scuba diving is inevitably an incredible experience, it should be approached with caution. Some risks include decompression sickness, ear barotrauma from pressure, arterial air embolism and drowning.

Those the risk of these is low when diving with a professional, Scuba diving is still a sport that should be done alongside a professional and is not recommended for those with any heart or lung conditions.

Aside from medical complications, divers should also always be aware and respectful of the wildlife around them. Marine life can attack if they feel threatened, so ensuring you respect their space is crucial.


Scuba Apps For Diving Lovers


With the rise in popularity around Scuba diving, it’s no surprise that a number of apps and startups have emerged.

Let’s take a look at some of them:




Introducing Deepblu's COSMIQ


Deepblu is another free app that lets users explore new dive sites based on reviews.

The app also has a network of partners, allowing users to book dives directly through the app. Not just a place to look for new dive inspiration, the app also comes with a dive log and social media platform to help people connect worldwide.




V-Planner - Apps on Google Play


V-Planner is a decompression planning software that helps divers plan their dives more accurately.

Divers can include a mix of gases to allow them to plan the best mix for the length and depth of the dive.




File:Subsurface Logo & Font 2020.png - Wikimedia Commons


SubSurface is a dive log that can track and plan any dive. By allowing users to log the dive site, equipment used and add any additional notes, it’s a great resource to help divers keep track of their most important data.

The programme exists currently in 20 languages and can be used by scuba lovers worldwide.


Real Tides


RealTide: Advanced monitoring, simulation and control of tidal devices in unsteady, highly turbulent realistic tide environments


A big part of scuba diving is knowing the waters, and Real Tides can help scuba divers plan their routes. By helping them read the tides and currents, they can ensure they don’t end up in any sticky situations whilst underwater.


Scuba Calendar


Scuba Calendar


The best place to dive in the world might change depending on the time of year. The Scuba Calendar app allows you to find the best destination for diving based on what marine life you want to see.

Using data around migrations and common sightings, the app is perfect for those that love to plan in advance.