Dave the Diver Patch Notes: Hotfix 7/18

Patch Notes have arrived.

Dave the Diver
Screenshot by Prima Games.

A massive 1.4 GB update just dropped for Dave the Diver, one of the biggest indie summer hits of 2023, and there are a lot of changes, improvements, and updates. Developers call this a “Hotfix,” but I’m calling it “patch notes” as this update is quite significant. Find out what Hotfix 7/18 brings to the (sushi) table below.

Dave the Diver Hotfix 7/18 – Full Patch Notes Listed

Spoilers are marked with “[REDACTED].”

Related: Dave the Diver: How to Go Night Diving


1) Sushi Restaurant

  • Added batch dispatch function.
    * Now you can select multiple employees per ingredient and send them all at once.

2) Sea People Village

  • A notification will be displayed when there’s a crop ready to be harvested.
  • Crops will be listed by the name of the crop, not by the seed name.

3) Cutscenes

  • Special cutscenes have been added for the final upgrade of each weapon.


1) Boss Fight

  • [Revenge Time!] Adjusted the behavior patterns of the [REDACTED].

2) Underwater Exploration

  • [Chapter 3] The Seaweed map will appear more frequently in the Blue Hole.
  • Increased the chance of seaweed and sea urchin spawns.
  • There will be more seaweed and sea urchins appearing at night than during the day.

3) Sushi Restaurant

  • Whole-Roasted Shark Head’s taste value and price has increased.

Bug Fixes

1) Sushi Restaurant

  • Fixed an issue where recruitment wasn’t possible in certain situations, even if there were available employees to hire, after achieving Diamond rank on Cooksta.
  • [After Chapter 3] Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes close during a [REDACTED] and the mission would not progress.
    * If the game is already saved in the middle of the mission, you will be able to replay the [REDACTED].
  • [After Chapter 3] Fixed an issue where the [REDACTED] would not progress normally after you upgraded your Cooksta Rank.
  • [After Chapter 3] Fixed an issue where [REDACTED] mini-games would not work at certain screen resolutions.

2) Underwater Exploration

  • [Chapter 4] Fixed an issue where weapons and items were reset after moving to the [REDACTED] when progressing through the story.
  • [Chapter 5] Fixed an issue where players sometimes couldn’t continue after dying while fleeing from [REDACTED] in the [REDACTED].
  • Fixed a bug where the visual effects of weapon crates were displaying incorrectly.
  • [After Chapter 3] Fixed an issue where the dialogue would display incorrectly when retrying certain [REDACTED] encounters after a failed attempt.

3) Sea People Village

  • Fixed an issue where Dave couldn’t talk to certain Sea People Villagers after finishing the game.

4) Other Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where sounds from certain fish were missing.
  • Fixed an issue where the sound would continue playing repeatedly after defeating certain bosses.
  • Fixed various typos in the text reported to us by the community.
  • Fixed various mistranslations and text that were cut off in certain languages.
  • Improved overall quality of the European language translations (French, Spanish, Portuguese, German)
    *Still a work in progress, but will continue to improve the quality of the translations.

Related: Dave the Diver: How to Feed Momo the Cat

Additional Information: Please note that if you’re still experiencing issues after the patch, please compress the files from the path below and send them to our help center.


  • %LocalAppData%\..\LocalLow\nexon\DAVE THE DIVER


  • ~/Library/Logs/nexon/DAVE THE DIVER/Player.log
    ~/Library/Application Support/nexon/DAVE THE DIVER/SData

    ~/Library/Application Support/com.nexon.dave/DAVE THE DIVER/SData

Steam Deck:

  • ./.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/1868140/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/AppData/LocalLow/nexon/DAVE THE DIVER

Additional notes:

* If there are any changes to the details, we will update you through this notice.
* Please update Dave the Diver on Steam to the latest version for the changes to be applied.

As for Prima’s Dave the Diver coverage, I recommend reading Dave the Diver: How to Tranquilize Sharks and All Dave the Diver Achievements Listed next.

About the Author

Nikola L

Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was good). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009. His current favorite titles are Vampire Survivors, SMITE, and Marvel Snap.