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Deepblu launches ‘Airbnb of diving’ booking platform

Posted by Ben Ireland on
Deepblu launches ‘Airbnb of diving’ booking platform

A platform has been launched for divers to book trips and communicate with dive businesses online.

Online diving community Deepblu has added Planet Deepblu to its offering and says it hopes to become the ‘Airbnb of diving’.

On the extension of its site, users can browse diving locations, browse ratings, navigate reviews, select dates, find pricing, set up, and book.

It is free to use for dive businesses, offering a platform present their services to a community of more than 40,000 members and 500 dive shops using the social network to post diving pictures and share their favourite diving spots – having created a database of 300,000 dive logs.

Trips are split into categories, dive experiences, amenities, and extras can be offered. Potential customers can message each business before booking.

James Tsuei, chief executive of Deepblu, said: “Planet Deepblu’s goal is to help divers simplify their dive trip planning and booking process so they can spend less time planning their dives and have more time on enjoying their dive experiences. The initial rollout of dive experiences is focused on the North American market with service providers concentrated in the Caribbean, Florida Keys, and Mexico which we plan to quickly expand to all dive destinations worldwide.”

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