According to Merriam-Webster, both dived and dove are acceptable past tenses for dive. I'm used to using dove as a past tense (despite my insistance on myself to make any verb a regular verb if I have a choice). It works well with my ear. However, I've heard that dove, while it's popular, isn't as safe to use as dived, which, to me, sounds weirder. Is it just me? Should I be using dived?