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Virtual Reality Gear - any good scuba apps?

Discussion in 'Book and Media Reviews' started by ScubaJill, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. ScubaJill

    ScubaJill Barracuda

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    Just received my Samsung VR Gear headset and was looking for some cool underwater apps. I found one called "Ocean Rift," and tested the free version. Though it will take some getting used to, I did find myself ensuring I was breathing at a steady rate, and particularly as I was ascending, which made me laugh. I also saw an app with the Padi logo prominently displayed, called "Feel - Must of the Sea." Any other suggestions?
     
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  2. Francesea

    Francesea Marine Scientist

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    We also have a VR set up in what used to be the dining room. We are looking for games and tours too. I will post what we find.
     
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  3. ScubaJill

    ScubaJill Barracuda

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    Thanks!
     
  4. EricTheDood

    EricTheDood DIR Practitioner

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    Perhaps discussion should cross over to this thread: Nude diving?
     
  5. Schwaeble

    Schwaeble Solo Diver

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    I doubt any VR gear would get any of the stingy thingy aspects just quite right yet...
    :D
     
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  6. PSUSciDiver

    PSUSciDiver Angel Fish

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    There is one I found called Florida. I don't know anything about VR but it looks like a cool app. The only thing is you have to pay for each wreck you want to explore, that's when I lost interest. There is a free one that comes with the app you could try.
    Cheers
     
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  7. Francesea

    Francesea Marine Scientist

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    My husband is Captain of the Enterprise on his VR setup as I type. I can see what he sees on a monitor that is linked in. If even one Red Shirt starts stripping, I will be very jealous.
    Now if we get an Oceans Reef VR game, and mermaids start frisking about, I just wouldn't be jealous.
     
  8. ScubaJill

    ScubaJill Barracuda

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    This thread is taking a turn that I hadn't anticipated.
     
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  9. Schwaeble

    Schwaeble Solo Diver

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    Ok, let me ask a more directly related question (don't have any VR gear, don't know, sorry if those sound extra stupid):

    The app you tried was a scuba diving app?
    Diving around and lookIng at things? Or needing to do tasks or?

    To be used with VR headgear and doing what to "dive around"?
    (More like just move the head or more like lay with your midsection face down on a barstool and with VR fins on work your way through the VR reef).

    Breathing room air or breathing through a regulator?

    Is the entertainment factor coming from "the tour" and in what you see - or?
     
  10. ScubaJill

    ScubaJill Barracuda

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