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It’s the 3rd Annual Project Dive Exploration (PDE) Extravaganza, and once again, DAN is calling all divers who use a Level 3 compatible dive computer to share your dive profiles with DAN Research. This year we’re raising the stakes – we’re challenging you to help us collect 10,000 dives this summer!

Participating in the PDE Extravaganza is easy:
  • You can participate if you use a Cochran, Dive Rite, Suunto, Uwatec, Shearwater or VR3 downloadable dive computer and already collect your dive profiles electronically using the latest version of the computer manufacturer’s software.
  • Complete the online Diver ID Enrollment Form to be entered into the PDE database and receive a Diver ID code. If you already have one from the previous year, there is no need to apply for another ID number. Use the one you already have.
  • Go diving, have fun and log your dives electronically according to the computer manufacturer’s software
  • Enter your DAN Diver ID in the appropriate field and export the dives to DAN (Consult the User Guide for your computer if your are unsure how to do this)

Need help with your dive computer? For a full list of computer specific instructions, user guides are available online.

Are you already a regular contributor to PDE or did you participate last year?
You don’t have to change anything. Simply continue diving and submitting your dive profiles to DAN using the DiverID number issued to you last year. We’ll count your submitted dives during this period and enter you in the raffle for the grand prize.

Are you using a Level 2 (ReefNet) dive computer/recorder or a Level 1 (Vision Electronics) computer? If so, and you are interested in participating in the PDE Extravaganza, please contact DAN Research to find out how.
10,000 DIVES IN 2009!
Submit ten (10) or more dives completed between Memorial Day (May 25) and Labor Day (September 7) 2009 and receive a specially designed t-shirt* at the end of the challenge. In addition you will automatically get one entry into a drawing for a DAN Gift Certificate worth $250.00**. You’ll receive another entry for every additional five (5) dives submitted; there’s no limit to how many times you can be entered! So, the more dives you send to DAN Research, the greater your chances of winning the Grand Prize.

You have until September 30, 2009 to submit your dives for the PDE Extravaganza and the winner will be announced on October 31, 2009.

* A separate email from DAN Research (research@dan.org) will be sent to you on October 1, 2009 requesting your t-shirt size and preferred mailing address. If you do not respond with a shirt size, you will be sent an XL.