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Aqualung Wireless / Shearwater compatable?

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by v101, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. v101

    v101 Nassau Grouper

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    Has anyone used any Aqualung Wireless transmitters on Shearwater computers?

    I hear they work the same as shearwater Ai, but less money?

    Anyone try these out?
    Do they work?
    Are they as accurate?
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They are identical, all made by the same OEM.
     
  3. taimen

    taimen Rebreather Pilot

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    I have two of them. They work. As said above, they are the same OEM. Aqualung branded ones are also available O2 clean, if it matters.
     
  4. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I'm seeing AL for $399, Shearwater for $350.....
     
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  5. jborg

    jborg Lurker ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Europe is different, my closest webshop has AL for 238 €, Shearwater for 377 €. (I use Aqualung...)
     
  6. Jens Bölte

    Jens Bölte Angel Fish

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    You might want to buy a used one along with an older wrist computer, Oceanic oder Aqualung for instance. A friend of mine payed around 200,00 € for two transmitters.

    Best Jens
     
  7. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The Shearwater transmitter includes a 2 year warranty. All the others are only 1 year, I believe.

    Just FYI.
     
  8. vitaly

    vitaly Nassau Grouper

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    I have 4 old Oceanic transmitters. All of them work fine with Shearwater. At least 2 of them are about 18 years old.
     
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  9. Kyle0692

    Kyle0692 Nassau Grouper

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    I have firsthand experience with this. I had an Aqualung transmitter/computer for about 2 years. The transmitter battery finally gave me a “low battery” alarm on the last dive of a trip I was on. Changed the battery at my house and went on the next trip. About 45 mins in on my safety stop, lost signal to my transmitter, what the heck? Thought it may have been another bad battery but when I got home and opened it up, damn water inside! Toasted that one.

    Shorty after this I had started tech training. I ended up buying a perdix and transmitter. The Shearwater transmitter linked up just fine with my Aqualung. Both transmitters emit the same low frequency so are compatible.
     

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