Dive Log Manager is a free application for your Mac OS X desktop that is designed specifically to allow you to manage your logbooks between your Mac desktop and Dive Log on iOS. See below for downloading and Installation instructions. We also have a sample logbook file you can download and play around with to gather more information - take a look here to try it out!
Dive Log Manager is also available from the Mac App Store as a free application, or you may purchase Dive Log DT from the Mac App Store to enable the same additional capbilities. (There is no "in-app purchase" in the Mac App Store free version, but they are otherwise identical applications - just different ways of paying).
We designed Dive Log Manager to work hand in hand with Dive Log for iOS. You can take your iDevice to the dive site with you, enter all the information about the dive including site photos, GPS information, environmental conditions, and log the dive as much as you can while there and while the information is fresh. Have your buddy sign your log and get contact information if needed. Later, when you have your MacOS machine available, use Dive Log Manager to *merge* the additional dive computer information into the Logbook entries you have already created! Just transfer your logbook from the iOS device to the desktop, merge or add the new information in, and then transfer the logbook back to your mobile! If you are in a place without public WiFi (like maybe on a boat in the ocean!), you can still sync by setting up a local WiFi between your 2 devices. Really, it's so easy to do.
Dive Log Manager 2.0 is a completely new application. Mac users will recognize the model that Dive Log Manager uses to display your diving logbook information.You can view information about your Dives, Buddies, Locations, Types of Dives, Equipment, and Personal Information about the scuba diver.
The Dives panel will show you a summary of the currently selected dive as shown here. There are popup's to show you information about the Buddies, Dive Type, Equipment, and Comments entered for that dive.
The Buddies, Locations, Dive Types, Equipment, and Personal panels show you detailed information about each of those items.
The Statistics panel will give you overall information about your logbook as a whole, as well as show you dives by Sites, Cities, Countries, Buddies, Types, and Equipment.
You can Import logbook information from several other formats and programs using Dive Log Manager. The main Import Panel will allow you to set configuration options when importing into Dive Log Manager as well as giving you online help. Once those preferences are set to your liking, you can click on which format you are importing from. (Importing instructions can also be found on the main "Import" panel)
Currently supported formats are MacDive (http://www.mac-dive.com), MacDiveLog (http://www.macdivelog.com), JTrak (previously from ScubaPro) and JDiveLog (http://www.jdivelog.org), Shearwater (http://www.shearwaterresearch.com), and Suunto DM4 (http://www.suunto.com/us/products/software/suunto-dm4). We can also import standard UDCF files and UDDF files from V-Planner and MultiDeco-X1 from HHS Software (http://www.hhssoftware.com). (Please contact us for "up-to-date" information on other formats). You can also import from another Dive Log Manager logbook if you want to using the "Dive Log" import. You can choose to merge that external logbook information into an existing dive, or you can create a new dive with it - simply set the starting dive number for the operation. Import as many dives at once as you want. When merging data from an external log to an existing dive, we will only selectively overwrite data so you will not lose any information that has already been entered.
Dive Site information is divided into 3 parts:
Dive Site - including a star rating, comments, GPS location, and a photo. Dive Sites with GPS locations can be viewed in a browser using Google Maps.
City/Boat - select whether the site was part of a City, Island, Liveaboard, Hotel, or Camping location as well as general comments.
Country - where you can enter GMT offset, currency, general comments, and a photo.
Synchronization between the desktop and your handheld device is very simple.
There is a synchronization panel for each iOS device that advertises that it is available. Dive Log Manager will automatically recognize compatible iOS devices when synchronization is enabled within the Dive Log app. Dive Log Manager and Dive Log use Apple's Bonjour technology to automatically configure the network communications. You may also backup your iOS logbook onto your desktop for safe keeping and for backup purposes.
There is also a manual connection panel for advanced users who use firewalls or work in areas where Bonjour is not available. It is enabled via a checkbox on the main "Synchronize" panel where you will also find detailed online synchronization instructions.
Dive Log Manager will display all Dive Sites with GPS locations in your logbook. (Internet connection required)
You can double click anywhere on the map to zoom in, or use the built-in tools on the left hand side to move around and zoom in and out.
Hovering your mouse over one of the dive flags will show the site name and it's rating.
Purchase a license to enable additional features
Dive Log Manager will display individual tabs:
Each of the additional item panels, (Buddies, Locations, Dive Types, Equipment, Personal, Shop, Tripl), will also allow you to go into Editing Mode for the currently selected Item. You can add anew ites, copy an existing item, or delete an item, using the "action menu" next to the Edit button.
Most items allow you to include a photo of the item with it. Each Dive Site, City, Country has a photo, each piece of Equipment includes a photo , and each Trip and Shop can include a "signature" photo. (If you load the Buddy or Shop information from your Address Book, any photos there will be included.) You can include both a front and back photo of each Certification entered to use in case you forget your cards on a trip!
We have added direct download support for selected Atomic, ScubaPro / UWatec, and AquaLung / Suunto dive computers. Under the "Download" panel, select the brand of dive computer you own. Select the "Download" item itself for online help. You can download all the dives currently on your dive computer, or a subset of them after a certain date. Download only new dives to save time.
Once the download has finished, the list of dives found on the dive computer will be shown in the top window. In that window, select one or all of the dives you want to import into your logbook. Enter a new starting dive number to add them to the end of your logbook, OR enter an existing dive number (or click on a dive in the bottom window) to merge your downloaded dive computer information into the dive you have already entered. This way, you can log your dives whenever you want, wherever you want, and then add in the dive computer details later! You can also log your dives using your iOS device, then sync your log to the desktop, and then merge in the dive computer information. This let's you log your dive whilel you're "there" and thinking about you dive.
Sometimes your dive computer registers 2 dives (or more) when you spend "too much" time on the surface in the middle of it. You want these 2 dives to be really 1 dive for logbook purposes. There are two ways to handle this with Dive Log Manager:
1) Import both of the dives into your logbook so that you have eg: Dive# 100 and Dive# 101. Go to the Dives panel and then the Detail tab and into Editing Mode. Change the dive number for Dive#101 to 100. So now you have 2 dive number 100's. This way, all the information from your dive computer is preserved.
2) Import both of the dives into your logbook so that you have eg: Dive# 100 and Dive# 101. Go to the Dives panel and select Dive# 100 so that it is showing. Now bring up the menu (Right click or Control click) on the dive in the lower window and select the menu item "Merge Following". After answering all the popup's, the dive computer information from Dive# 100 will be merged into the dive computer information from Dive# 101 and the original Dive# 100 will be deleted. This is how you can merge two dive computer profiles together into one.
Your Cobalt came with a USB/Charger Adapter and a USB cable. Plug the USB side of the Adapter into the terminal socket on the back of the Cobalt, plug the mini end of the USB cable into the Adapter, and then plug the other end into a USB port on your Mac. Navigate the Cobalt's main menu into Settings and then to System Information. Select USB and then press the Select button again to enable USB Communication. Once your Cobalt has been enabled for USB, the "Download" button will become enabled. Click it and Dive Log Manager will start downloading dives stored on the Cobalt. Once finished, the list of dives stored on the dive computer will show in the upper window. This list of dives will remain until another download is started so you may import dives in multiple stages if you wish. They will not remain once you Quit Dive Log Manager.
(NOTE: The ScubaPro USB IrDA dongle is REQUIRED to be able to download these computers. There is no need to install any drivers - the application will communicate with the dive computers directly)
Once you insert the ScubaPro/UWatec USB IrDA adaptor into a USB port on your Mac, the "Download" button will become enabled. Turn on your dive computer and place it's IrDA port about 3 to 6 inches or 7 to 15 centimeters away from the IrDA port on the adaptor. Make sure that the dive computer is supported in such a way that it won't move (very much) while downloading. Then click the "Download" button to start the transfer process. Dive Log Manager will show a progress bar while the dive computer is being downloaded. Do not move the dive computer until the download has finished. This list of dives will remain until another download is started so you may import dives in multiple stages if you wish. They will not remain once you Quit Dive Log Manager.
Some of the UWatec dive computers, such as the Galileo series, have large amounts of memory in them in order to store large amounts of dive information. It make take Dive Log Manager up to 10 minutes to download all of the memory, so you may need to be patient.
Some of the UWatec dive computers, such as the Smart series, can sometimes get "lost" in the middle of a transfer and become unresponsive. If you do not see the progress bar making any progress for 20 to 30 seconds, the dive computer may be stuck. If this happens, you can click the cancel button and then click the download button again to re-start the transfer. Optionally, you can restart the dive computer as well, but this is not always necessary.
Other USB IrDA Adaptors may work with Dive Log Manager if they use the same chipset(s) as the official ScubaPro/UWatec one, but we are not able to support all makes and models of adaptors. If you already own one, you can try it out. If you are thinking of buying another, less expensive adaptor, try to find out the chipset it contains first, and contact us with the information.
(NOTE: The Suunto USB download cable is REQUIRED to be able to download these computers. There is no need to install any drivers - the application will communicate with the dive computers directly)
Plug the USB end of the cable into your Mac and plug the other end into your dive comptuer. Once you insert the Suunto download cable into a USB port on your Mac, the "Download" button will become enabled. Some of the above dive computers will go into "transfer" mode when you plug into it, but others require you to set the dive computer into "Transfer Mode" manually. Check your Suunto User Manual if you are not sure. Select whether you want to download ALL the dives on your dive computer, or select a Dive Date/Time to download after. Select which model of dive computer you have from the popup menu. Then click the "Download" button to start the transfer process. Dive Log Manager will show a progress bar while the dive computer is being downloaded. This list of dives will remain until another download is started so you may import dives in multiple stages if you wish. They will not remain once you Quit Dive Log Manager. If you get an error while transferring, and everything looks like it should be fine. try at least one more time.
(NOTE to D4i, D6i, D9tx users: Suunto has a "new" cable you will need for these models, the original D3,D6,D9 cable will NOT work. The "new" cable should be painted red on the inside of the connector that attaches to the dive computer.)
If you have a 3rd party USB to serial cable that you have been using to download your Suunto dive computer, you may be able to continue to use it with Dive Log Manager. If the 3rd party cable comes with a MacOS device driver that creates a serial port for applications to use, then you can use that serial port with Dive Log Manager. Select the Suunto Download panel in the application and then press and hold the "Apple/Command" key on the keyboard. The Download button will change to "Configure" and become enabled. Click the Configure button and enter the name of the serial port you want Dive Log Manager to use instead the Suunto cable. Then click the Download button as above.
If you have already downloaded Dive Log Manager, just select "Purchase License" from the Dive Log Manager main menu.
Or, Click here to purchase a license. Once purchased, you will receive an email with a link to the license. Download the license file, drag it onto the Dive Log Manager Window, and then Quit and restart the application. The new toolbar buttons and download panel will now be available for use.
Click here to download Version 126.96.36.199 of Dive Log Manager. Copy or Move the Application bundle into your Applications folder. Dive Log Manager will automatically check for updates and install them, with your permission, when they become available. You can also check for updates manually using a main menu item. If you have any questions or problems, please visit the "Contact" page to reach us, or check for additional information in our Forums.
Requires Mac OS X v. 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
Once you've used Dive Log Manager to download to Dive Log for iOS, you can also exchange your logbook file with a PC based desktop or notebook computer running Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and Windows 8. Full PC support can be found using Diving Log 5.0, available from a 3rd party. See their website for more information on features and purchasing Diving Log 5.0.