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best hoseless dive computer

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by misdmnr, May 22, 2012.

  1. misdmnr

    misdmnr Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Oshkosh, WI
    60
    1
    8
    Debating on which is the best...so I am here seeking the opinions of all who may be able to...

    The computers I am considering:

    Oceanic OC1
    Oceanic VT 4.1
    Suunto D9tx

    I do cold water, fresh and salt water diving. I am looking for user friendly as I detest reading manuals...though will suffer through if need be. I dive ENOX whenever possible and like the idea of having a computer that will allow up to 99% nitrox adjustability. I want a high/higher end computer. If there are any newer models out than the ones listed I'm up for those also. Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. mathauck0814

    mathauck0814 Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Killington, VT & San Diego, CA
    2,034
    760
    113
  3. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wah Wah Land
    5,167
    961
    113
    x2

    ........
     
  4. griffon

    griffon Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Scotts Valley, California, United States
    320
    60
    28
    I'm not super stoked with my d9 over all. My second dive comp. there are a number of thing I miss from my oceanic, though not the bulk :).
    The d9 is not user serviceable without special tools, costing me a ton for a battery replacement and went dead with no warning. This is annoying enough to me that I won't buy another comp that I can't take care of easily... Though most if th new stuff I have looked at are fully rechargeable. That presents some other challenges long term though.
    I also don't care for how it handles surface intervals. It also has to resync (close) to the transmitter before getting in the Walter.
    I do like how it works with my dive software for making pretty logs :).
    I also like how it dose a decent safety stop count down automatically, and is low profile to wear in the water. Over all though I would pass on the d9 if I was doing it over.
     
  5. misdmnr

    misdmnr Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Oshkosh, WI
    60
    1
    8
    Never heard of Shearwater...are they a new company? I get a pretty sweet deal through my shop and will have to inquire about pricing from them. If it is not an option which of the others or a diff one would you recommend?
     
  6. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wah Wah Land
    5,167
    961
    113
    No.

    Mainly aimed at tech divers. Excellent reputation.
    Shearwater Research - Home
     
  7. Prof Diver

    Prof Diver Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Portland, Victoria, Australia
    29
    1
    0
    I love my Atom 3 from oceanic. It's small and compact yet has really to use feature. Granted, it took me a good 2 hours to figure it all out, instead of the normal 30 minute. But it's a nice good computer and the box set came with everything. even the tools to replace the battery and the usb cable to upload your dives. And lets not for forget free the video lessons.
     
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  8. Scott L

    Scott L Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Palm Beach, FL
    10,277
    1,356
    113
    Oceanic Geo is a good rec computer...
     
  9. misdmnr

    misdmnr Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Oshkosh, WI
    60
    1
    8
    I will have to contact the tech divers at the shop and research the shearwater more. I did surf their website. Interesting company. Now I only have to hope our dive shop will get me a great price. Anyone currently use the ones listed on my list at all?
     
  10. Scott L

    Scott L Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Palm Beach, FL
    10,277
    1,356
    113
    If you are not diving with a helium mix it's total overkill. In addition, for consideration that you are a female, the computer is huge. Also, look at Liquidvision if you plan diving tec...

    http://liquivision.com/
     

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