Diving Network announces the release of the Diving Directory - a new internet diving resource for divers

May 09, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
The Diving Network announces the release of the Diving Directory – a brand new internet resource for divers and dive businesses. The Diving Directory uses the latest technology to enable divers to plan trips and holidays through an innovative modification to the popular Google Map technology. Using the map system as an interface, divers can search the world for dive centres and holiday operators through the click of a button. New destinations are being added to the database on an ongoing basis and further attractions, such as wreck and decompression chamber databases, are due for imminent release. Further information such as trip reports and diving articles are drawn from associated websites like Travel Dive, Shadow Diving and Yorkshire Divers. Members of Yorkshire Divers dive forums are also able to rate destinations they have visited in order to build a truly independent ratings system based on experience.

“I came up with the concept as a result of being disappointed with dive holidays I had arranged in the past” said Alan Edwards, Managing Director of Diving Network Ltd. “Destinations are always immaculate in brochures but it is not until you arrive that you get to see the true picture. By that time it is too late if things are not what they were portrayed to be.”

By building in the ratings system, the Diving Directory will build a solid and reliable gauge of quality that clients can trust. The dive centres and holiday operators are being rated by fellow divers – people who have been there and experienced first hand what local conditions are like. We hope this will help drive standards within the diving industry even higher. Dive operators who join the Diving Directory are given a host of online resources to help them advertise their services to their prospective clients. Each is given a free website complete with online tools to quickly and efficiently get their site up and running. Specialist search engine optimisation (SEO) software ensures that their web pages are quickly picked up and this should result in improved search engine placement. Images of the local dive attractions can be added and the option of adding short video clips is planned for a future release.

“As internet technology becomes more a part of day to day life, clients are planning and purchasing more goods and services via the internet and holidays are no exception.” said Jason Bolt, Marketing Director. “I think the days of people planning holidays from glossy brochures are numbered. By bringing together key internet resources and linking them all via one site we are enabling clients and businesses to come together in new and exciting ways. Businesses who fail to adapt to the new opportunities offered by the internet risk being left behind by their competitors.”

The Diving Directory is online at http://www.diving-network.com.

Companies who want more information on how they can be listed can contact ddsales@diving-network.com.