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Suunto Vytec Dive Computer

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by Christopher520, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. Christopher520

    Christopher520 Instructor, Scuba

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    I have just purchased a Vytec Dive computer. I'd like to hear from anyone who owns one. I'd like to know what your opion of it is?

    And that includes the software that comes with it.

    regards.

    Christopher520
     
  2. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    300+ dives on mine. Just changed the battery. Good software. No complaints.
     
  3. slingshot

    slingshot Photographer

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    I have the Vytec as well, and have been diving with it about a dozen times. I've never lost signal during a dive, unlike my experience with an Aeris wireless which lost signal multiple times in a single dive. The Aeris experience stays with me, and I dive with a backup mini-console (Cressi-Sub) on my other high pressure port, but the Vytec has been solid so far. I also like its log function, and easy ability to change nitrox percentages. Have fun with it.
     
  4. theskull

    theskull Divemaster

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    You want our opinions AFTER purchasing it? Sure.

    I absolutely love mine. The SUUNTO software is very user-friendly; a couple times through everything and you will not need the manual or flow chart. Display is very easy to read and buttons are easy to operate to access additional modes during the dive, which is a rare need anyway. It is an excellent deco diving computer (assuming you have the training and equipment to make deco dives), including 3-gas switch on-the-fly and depth ceilings (although it only displays the most shallow possible stop--you need to have the training and experience, and tables, to calculate the deeper stops to enhance your safety and offgassing.)

    Reliability is very high! The failures I've heard reported were few and far between, and company support is excellent at replacing those that were bad.

    Enjoy it!!

    theskull
     
  5. Quarrior

    Quarrior Solo Diver

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    I second the skulls comments, especially the part about asking for advice after the purchase of the product. I love my Vytec.
     
  6. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    OK I changed my mind. I like my vytec but.... It will not allow me to change to deco gas at 1.6 po2. It seems to want me to be shallower before I do my gas switches than I would normally. Since I don't use the vytec as a computer on most deeper dives it's never been an issue but I thought I would try it today and now I'm locked out for 24hr.
     
  7. theskull

    theskull Divemaster

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    Small problem, easy solution. You only have to be 1 foot shallower to make the switch (example = 19 ft. for O2, will not switch at 20).

    First, make sure you program the deco gasses in for a PP of 1.6. Next, consider lying just a bit--I tell my Vytec that my final deco gas is 95% rather than 99%--then it will let me make the switch at 22 ft. or less, and does not affect the deco time.

    Enjoy your dives,

    theskull
     
  8. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ok thanks, I love my vytec again.
     
  9. DiveTrain

    DiveTrain Garibaldi

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    Anybody else have any problems with the transmitter. I am looking at going with the vytec with AI but have heard there are problems with the wireless transmitter not necesariy with the vytec but transmitters in general. Every time there was no mention of the manufacturer so I'm not sure if it's primarely certain models or manufactures. Any real time users with any transmitter?
     
  10. Quarrior

    Quarrior Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Boise ID
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    My Vytec has the transmitter and I haven't had a problem with it, but, I also have an SPG. I would never ever dive with just the transmitter, just to risky for my taste.
     

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