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A new dive computer from Oceans, with built-in buddy communication

Discussion in 'Scuba Industry News' started by Jimmy Reuterwall, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

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    You should know where your buddy is and be close enough to come up above coral heads and see their bubbles.

    Think tank banger that only your buddy can hear, and they know it's you banging.
     
  2. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. Clayton122

    Clayton122 Nassau Grouper

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    Agreed. But we all know that sometimes in practice, you can loose a buddy depending on Viz. That was my thought.
     
  4. dmaziuk

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    It won't help then. (Neither will a tank banger or an air horn.) However if you know roughly what direction your buddy is, you can start moving that way and looking. And presume they know you're looking.
     
  5. Clayton122

    Clayton122 Nassau Grouper

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    If you knew which direction the ping came from, you should be able to use it as a tracker to zero in on the source. That was my thought.
     
  6. dmaziuk

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    Oh, I get that. I think when you need to know which direction they're in, you're in or very near a "lost buddy" situation. But there's a whole lot of room between "lost buddy" and lost sight -- in the simplest case: because I am looking at something else. Press a button and I'll turn around and look at you, that's what this thing's for. For the lost buddy scenario: you've a protocol you both agreed on before the dive, and you're going to follow it, right?
     
  7. Clayton122

    Clayton122 Nassau Grouper

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    Absolutely. I have a regular dive buddy and our system is pretty much as outlined in the course books. If we loose each other, we will spend 2 minutes searching for a sign. If no sign presents its self, we surface. But if we could track a ping location. at the very least, I would be able to pinpoint a direction. It would change the process we currently use for lost buddy situations.
     
  8. dmaziuk

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    Unfortunately "triangulation" has "three" in its name for a reason... It would be useful you can't do it with just 2 devices. :(
     
  9. Jimmy Reuterwall

    Jimmy Reuterwall Angel Fish

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    There are other ways to do location tracking than triangulation between two devices, the S1 have multiple sensors that would allow for this and it’s something we’re currently testing.
     
  10. dmaziuk

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    I recommend quantum entanglement. And blockchain, everything needs blockchain.
     
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