A few days ago, I visited John Forbath, owner of Big Squid (S35557) in Clapham, London. A while back he was visited by the Google Street View Team who were mapping his area and they asked if he would like them to do a Google Street View INSIDE his dive centre!
So after a bit of cool filming, customers can now click on his Google Maps listing and actually see the inside of his dive centre before they come and visit him. To check this out (and it is really, really cool!) click the ‘inside Big Squid using Google Street View‘ link to see how it in action.
John also showed me an App called ‘Penultimate‘ which is also very cool and he is using this to do digital dive briefings. He is able to load a dive site picture into it and then use different colours to draw over the top to indicate the entry and exit points as well as the dive plan and route. I believe you can even email the picture afterwards to the divers so that they could print it off for their logbooks – now that is cool! Check out John reviewing the App by clicking the ‘Penultimate App Review by John Forbath‘ link.