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Hey, There’s an App for that Dive

digital dive info worth downloading onto your iGadget

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While the jury is still out on how easy -- or useful -- it is to take your iPhone or Kindle underwater for a dive, the smartphone and tablet revolution has expanded to help you plan, execute and even train for dives. The New York Times and the Canadian magazine Diver recently reviewed several dive-specific apps, and here are the ones we like best.

Dive Log is one of the more comprehensive dive-planning apps at the Apple Store, and worth the $12 price. A quick tap on the "+" button lets you either enter a new dive in an empty template, or use the last dive's log as a template. The interface for entering dive data is intuitive -- twirl dials to set dive depth, or choose from a pre-populated list of dive types, like "fun" or "wreck." It can even sync with dive logs on your computer, show you your overall diving statistics and keep track of your dive buddies' details. But the app is complex so it's easy to get lost in its menus. ( )...

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