What computer do you dive with?

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What computer do you dive with?

Postby DiveDiva » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:40 pm

Tell us about your preferences: analog, air-integrated...what do you dive with and why do you like it?

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Postby Xman » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:10 pm

I prefer a wrist mounted, non air-integrated computer/timer.
I find this to be the most easily viewed and reliable setup.
I use an old Suunto Vyper, but would love a colour VR3.
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Postby JACK ON THE ROCKS » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:22 pm

If money would allow for a vyper, I'd be the first in line. A very sexy bit of equipment.

BUt with budgets as they are, I settled for the mosquito, which I am very happy to say I would never dive again without.

Although when they are so much cheaper overseas, its an easy decision to buy one. I can't believe the price diff!!!
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Postby Xman » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:35 pm

yeah JACK ON THE ROCKS, the mosquitos are nice if you get them at overseas prices. It is basically like a smaller screened version of the Vyper that I use, although I think the extra visibilty of the Vyper is a good idea.
The mosquitos do lend themselves well to divers that travel a lot.
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Postby JACK ON THE ROCKS » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:59 pm

Yeah I've seen guys on dives running mosquitos as back up to Vypers.

I'm certainly diving within a budget, being very casual, not by choice, more by opportunity.

It was amazing how much more fun, simpler and relaxing a dive is with a computer!!!!

Must be time the govt subsidized them as a necessity for any diver... They only need to pay... 50... nah...60 percent from our taxes!!!
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Postby diveclass-101 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:08 am

am saving to buy a std wisdom air integrated....
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Postby Xman » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:11 am

Cool diveclass. I hope they have sorted out some issues that they had initially, as 3 of the 4 people I knew who dived Sherwood Wisdoms had them fail whilst diving. Two just turned themselves off, and one started showing completely incorrect information. Scary! Especially when it is you air pressure gauge too.
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Postby diveclass-101 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:13 am

yeah they have...
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Postby Azza » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:54 am

I hope xman didnt shatter your hopes and dreams there nerida?
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Postby Xman » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:07 am

That certainly wasn't my intention, and I amagine they probably have sorted out the issues by now. I just know that I'd want to know about that track record if I was looking at buying a particular model of computer.
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Postby diveclass-101 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:02 am

Azza wrote:I hope xman didnt shatter your hopes and dreams there nerida?
no not at all I guess I just have to save harder for the things I want... All up I think my bill at work is at about $1000.
BUt i need the Comp for teaching.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Packhorse » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:10 am

A couple of things I dont like about the wisdom are that it does not give average dive depth which is important for working out your SAC and that the download kits are expencieve.
The LDS sells a few of them and I know a few buddys with them and have not heard of any problems. So maybe they have been ironed out.
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Postby Azza » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:33 pm

diveclass-101 wrote:BUt i need the Comp for teaching.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Do you not know how to work tables? :shock:
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Postby Martin-PK Divers » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:41 pm

I have a suunto vyper on a wrist strap. It's fine really.

Only issue that i have is the backlight only comes on for a nano-second.

I have also lost the instructions and the time and date are completely wrong and i can't alter it. :?
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