What computer do you dive with?

Wrist, console...for recreational or technical diving. Questions and information.

Postby Xman » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:07 pm

Martin-PK Divers wrote: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. :?


I could explain how to set them, but can't be bothered.
Just download the manual here:
http://www.suunto.com/media/suunto/manuals/en_US/vyper_manual1_en_24ac5.pdf
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Postby Azza » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:27 pm


Beat ya
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Postby Martin-PK Divers » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:48 pm

Ta. :D


Any idea how to make the backlight stay on for 10 secs??? :lol:
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Postby Azza » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:29 pm

Jeez dont you like to ask the curly ones....Ahhh na i dont sorry. I used to use my torch
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Postby diveclass-101 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:28 pm

Azza wrote:
diveclass-101 wrote:BUt i need the Comp for teaching.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Do you not know how to work tables? :shock:


Yeah but it gets frustrating when you are doing 6-8 dives a day and you forget the ABT on dive 3....
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Postby Martin-PK Divers » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:36 pm

Azza, Xman. Thanks for the link. My computer now displays the correct time and the backlight comes on for 10 secs rather than two. It is now, for me, perfect. 8)
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Postby Xman » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:03 pm

No problem, you're welcome :D
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Postby diveclass-101 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:07 pm

Personally I prefer gauges but in relation to teaching I like to have a comp. We have rental comps so I currently use them but I do like my gauges for recreational diving..
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Postby Xman » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:16 pm

Why not both. Whats not to like about a device that records your dive data (unless of course your planned profile will "bend" said computer)?
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Postby Azza » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:59 pm

Xman wrote:unless of course your planned profile will "bend" said computer?
and put it into guage mode, then ya might as well dive it in guage mode :lol:
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Postby Xman » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:02 pm

Azza wrote:
Xman wrote:unless of course your planned profile will "bend" said computer?
and put it into guage mode, then ya might as well dive it in guage mode :lol:


I was meaning for Diveclass-101. I'm pretty sure that there is no point in her getting a computer to then dive in gauge mode. I agree, and would put my Vyper into gauge mode when appropriate, although most of the time it stays in computer mode.
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Postby Andy » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:42 pm

Xman wrote:I agree, and would put my Vyper into gauge mode when appropriate, although most of the time it stays in computer mode.


How do you find it on deco dives and/or lots of repetitive dives?

My Vytec DS is becoming a right PITA. It's running a slightly different algorithm to the Vyper - classed by Suunto as modified RGBM, but in reality it's a padded Buhlmann with Pyle stops thrown in.

It offers the chance to "detune" the RGBM settings, only recommended for "advanced" divers. Even with every setting turned down to it's minimum, it's pretty close to the deco schedules I get using VPlanner but with a slightly longer (5-9 minutes on average) final stop.

After going into deco, repetitive dives are sooooooo conservative it's unreal.


Bring on the VR3. If anyone wants to buy a Vytec DS secondhand.....
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Postby Packhorse » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:36 pm

I love my computer.
We did a 46.1meter max depth dive for 46 min.
The US navy tables list this as having a deco and accent time of 74min. Total dive time 120 min.
My computer gave me a deco stop of 4 minutes.
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Postby Andy » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:27 pm

Packhorse wrote:My computer gave me a deco stop of 4 minutes.



yeah, probably a nice slow ascent? lots of off gassing as you ascend.

us navy tables kinda suck, though. did you compare them to standard buhlmann?
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Postby Xman » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:31 pm

Andy wrote:
Xman wrote:I agree, and would put my Vyper into gauge mode when appropriate, although most of the time it stays in computer mode.


How do you find it on deco dives and/or lots of repetitive dives?

My Vytec DS is becoming a right PITA. It's running a slightly different algorithm to the Vyper - classed by Suunto as modified RGBM, but in reality it's a padded Buhlmann with Pyle stops thrown in.

It offers the chance to "detune" the RGBM settings, only recommended for "advanced" divers. Even with every setting turned down to it's minimum, it's pretty close to the deco schedules I get using VPlanner but with a slightly longer (5-9 minutes on average) final stop.

After going into deco, repetitive dives are sooooooo conservative it's unreal.


Bring on the VR3. If anyone wants to buy a Vytec DS secondhand.....


I find it super conservative, so turn it to gauge mode if doing any deco normally. I don't often get the chance to do a lot of repetitive dives :(
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