At this point, there is technically not a lot that is "New", but a heck of a lot has changed!
Discussion Forums - Upgraded
The new discussion forums are radically different and so much more powerful, we think you will love them. Take the time to get to learn the new features. After a short settling in period, we will activate Tapatalk on the forums, and so long as it does not affect server performance too much, we will keep it on. Image and video linking are automatic, so many features and this will continue to be upgraded as these forums are very much active in development.
Instant Messaging - New
The older server did not like to send email messages, well, to basically anyone bar myself, you can still send emails to users via the forums, but I have installed a new Instant messaging system to allow you to IM people, just go into their profile and you will see the small icon for that. There is a link up next to the search box and an icon that will flash green if you have messages in your inbox.
News Area - Upgraded
This old area required a news editor to spend a lot of time sourcing news items and manually posting them, we certainly appreciate the efforts of the people who have done that in the past. Now, we use an automated RSS feed to gather the stories from Google News. Looks different, completely automated, looks after itself.
Feature Articles and Guest Author Stories - Upgraded
Now much easier for me to add new stories, plus, it has a power ful gallery built in for images. If you have an idea for a feature article, we would love to hear from you.
Dive-Oz Classifieds - Upgraded
The old Buy, Swap & Sell was a very popular section in the old site, the new system is far more powerful, allows images in listings, automatically deletes listings after 30 days and more. It is just a pity this system we are using is no longer in development, so it will never see any upgrades etc, but it does what it does really well. I think you will like it, you can even subscribe to an RSS feed!
Dive-Oz Online Store - NEW
We used to do everything the hard way in the old site, not any more, now we have a powerful store built in, calculates freight, Paypal checkout, makes it easy for you, and for me. We will add new products to this over time, the small profits we make help to keep the site online.
If you would like to read about what we still have to do to complete the upgrade and migration, you can read about that here.