Subsurface: A useful open source dive logging program

Subsurface: A useful open source dive logging program

Subsurface: A useful open source dive logging program

Continuing with the free, open and free applications for the sports area, today we will explore a useful one for those diving world. And your name is "Subsurface".

"Subsurface" is a multiplatform information manager whose objective is to facilitate the registration and planning of dives to be held.

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And since there are few free, open and free applications that can be obtained for him sports area, we will immediately leave the link to our previous related publication which is about "MyTourBook":

"MyTourBook is free software that allows you to view and analyze the routes recorded by a GPS device, a bicycle, an ergometer and some other computerized sports devices. In addition, it is free, open and free. It is based on Eclipse (Java) and has multilingual support in several languages ​​including Spanish and is multiplatform (Linux, Windows and MacOS). And best of all, it is in continuous and full development, so it can do much more in the future by continuing to expand its capabilities." MyTourBook: New version 21.6.1 of the Sports Training Manager

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Subsurface: Dive Log Program

Subsurface: Dive Log Program

What is Subsurface?

According to its own developers on its official website, it is:

"Subsurface is an open source dive logging program that works on Windows, Mac and Linux. It is focused on recreational, technical and freediving divers."

And a Interesting fact about this program is that it was created more than one decade (2011) by Linux Torvalds:

"Subsurface is the result of the work of Linux Torvalds and that of a team of developers. It is now available for Linux, Windows and MacOS and allows you to import data from a large number of dive computers and many divelog software. It provides advanced display functions of the relevant information that modern dive computers provide, allowing the user to analyze a wide variety of data about their dives. In the fall of 2012 Dirk Hohndel took over the maintenance of Subsurface."


Among its characteristics or functionalities the following can be mentioned:

  • It allows you to record and plan dives with a single tank or with several, with air, Nitrox or Trimix. It also allows you to save dive points including GPS coordinates (which can also be entered using a map), record the equipment used and other people on the dive, and allows the user to rate dives and save additional notes.
  • It makes it easy for users to provide different labels for each dive and filter their list of dives based on different criteria (labels, places, companions, among others). In addition, it allows you to group dives into trips or edit several dives at the same time, thus facilitating the maintenance of long lists.
  • Supports a wide variety of dive computers. Furthermore, you can import divelogs (dive logs of an underwater diver) from different external sources, including MacDive, Suunto DM3, DM4 and DM5, JDiveLog and

More information


At its official download section, there is for installation on GNU / Linux different fonts / formats of installer files, such as: PPA, Snap, OBS and AppImage repository. Its source code is also available via Git or compressed file (.tgz).

For our use case, we will use your current source file guidance on GNU / Linux (Subsurface-5.0.2-x86_64.AppImage) about the usual Respin Linux called Miracles GNU / Linux , which is based on MX Linux 19 (Debian 10), and has built following our «Guide to Snapshot MX Linux».

Installation and use

Once downloaded and executed, via graphical interface or by terminal, it starts without problems and shows a simple and clean interface, with a menu full of many options ready to be used in favor of said activity and its users.


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Subsurface: Screenshot 5

Much more information about such a program can be obtained from your documentation web section and its official website at GitHub.

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We hope this "useful little post" about the application called «Subsurface», which is an interesting and useful multiplatform information manager, free, open and free for the diving sports area; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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