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How to use diversworldwide

Diversworldwide is designed to be as easy and painless to use as possible. This section explains how to use the site to get the most out of it.

For help, just click one of the topics below:

How do I search?

How do I become a member?

How do I edit my details?

How do I use the forums/noticeboard?

Please read the help topics and any onscreen instructions carefully. If you are still having difficulties, then send a mail to help@diversworldwide.com

How do I search?

Searching is easy and designed to help you filter information efficiently.

Firstly, using the navigation bar on the left, select which category you would like to search in. You can search for personnel, contractors and agencies, or find products and services advertised in our directory.

Upon selecting the type of category search from the navigation bar, you will be presented with a search form. The 3 different categories have slightly different search forms, but all are alike in principal. You can select a specific region, country, specific qualifications, specialisms or products, and to further narrow your search, you can enter keywords in the "keyword search" field at the bottom of the form.

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The keyword search box

The less criteria you enter into the search form, the more results you will get, so if you do not enter any criteria into the form (i.e. leave it set to it's defaults, or have clicked "reset form"), you will retrieve all records from the database.

When you have entered your search criteria, click the "search" button.

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The search and reset buttons

The database will now retrieve all records that match your requirements and present them as a list. Only the basic information is shown in the list. To find out more about each record (contact details etc), click the "more info" button next to the listing.

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How do I become a member?

By paying a small fee, you can enter your own details in our directories. The tariffs are £20 (US$30*) per geographic region for an entry in the personnel database (available for all personnel connected with the diving trade, from divers and ROV pilots, to legal and medical personnel), £50 (US$78*) per geographic region to register your company's details in the contractors and agencies directory, and £50 (US$78*) to advertise your or your company's services and products in the services and products finder.
All prices are a one off payment for the appropriate directory.

*Please note that all transactions will be made in pounds sterling. Prices in US$ are for comparison only.
US$ calculated according to the prevalent exchange rate at the time that this site was published
(July 2000).

Worldwide option

For a special price you can choose the worldwide option giving you an entry in each geographic region in your category.

The tariffs are £60 (US$90*) for an entry in the personnel database (available for all personnel connected with the diving trade, from divers and ROV pilots, to legal and medical personnel), £150 (US$225*) to register your company's details in the contractors and agencies directory, and £150 (US$225*) to advertise your or your company's services and products in the services and products finder.
All prices are for a year's entry in the appropriate directory.

*Please note that all transactions will be made in pounds sterling. Prices in US$ are for comparison only.
US$ calculated according to the prevalent exchange rate at the time that this site was published
(July 2000).

How to Sign Up

Signing up is done completely on-line in minutes. Simply click the "sign up" button on the navigation bar on the left to go to the sign-up page. Once on the first sign-up page, you can choose which category you are registering in; personnel, contractors and agencies or products and services.
Click one of the options to make your choice.

You will then be taken to the Application Form where you can fill out some preliminary details.

When you sign up to diversworldwide, you are alloted a username and password. These allow you to access your personal profile and edit the details that a user sees when they are searching. The application form lets you choose your own username and password.

You must click the checkbox to indicate that you have read the terms and conditions of the diversworldwide service and aggree to abid by them. If you do not click this checkbox, you cannot proceed.

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You must click this checkbox to proceed with your order

To continue with your registration, click the next step button. The database will check that your desired username and password is not already being used by someone else. If it is try modifying your username slightly. For example, if you typed "john" as your username, and it is already being used by someone else, try typing "john1" or some other number.

When your user name and password have been confirmed, you then move onto the details page. Here you fill in your details which will be used in your directory entry. After clicking the Save Changes button you will be taken to the payment page. You will be informed of the price to pay, and the type of subscription you have requested. Fill in your payment details, then click the "next step" button once only. You will then be given confirmation of your membership.

The payment pages are secure, meaning that your card transactions are highly protected. For confirmation of this a locked padlock will appear on your browser's interface to indicate that you are browsing a secure site.

The secure webpage icon as it appears in Netscape Navigator.

 

Once you have signed up, and have your own username and password, you can then edit your user profile in the database. You will be sent a confirmation and a receipt via email.

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How do I edit my details?

Once you have signed up to diversworldwide and received a username and password, you can access your profile in the database and edit your details.

To do so, click the "edit your details" button on the navigation bar at left, to be taken to the chooser page. Here you can select which category and region you are listed in by making a choice from one of the three menu boxes on screen.

By making your choice from one of the menus, you will be automatically taken to the login page for that particular database.

Editing your details from a search page

Enter your username and password in the edit boxes and click the "go" button to bring up your profile. Once you have accessed your edit profile page, on screen instructions will explain how to edit your data.

When you have customised your details, you must click the "save changes" button (at the bottom of the page) to save your modifications.

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Save changes and preview buttons

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How do I use the forums/noticeboard?

The forums and notice board give you the opportunity to become part of the on-line diving community. Through these forums you can notify potential employers of your availability for work (through the availability forum), or conversely, as an employer, advertise positions suitable for diving personnel (through the vacancies forum).
The noticeboard is the place to swap ideas and information or request information from other people in the diving industry.

To access the boards, click the vacancies/forums button in the navigation bar on the left to go to the forum chooser page. Then simply select the forum you would like to access from the menu box. You will then be automatically taken to the appropriate page.

To add, read or reply to messages in the forums, follow the onscreen instructions.

Please remember to fill in your name, email address and subject when posting a message to the boards.