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Can I use a console under water when not screwed into a 1st stage ?

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by St.Mark, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Coztick

    Coztick Barracuda

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  2. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Pop out one of the depth modules and find a suitable wrist mount (compass or non-integrated "puck" computer mount). I did that before I bought a computer. I thought I was clever.
     
  3. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    Maybe something like this Most depth gauges are one of two standard diameters. I don' know if Beuchat follows that though.

    Wrist Mount Boot Style
     
  4. St.Mark

    St.Mark Angel Fish

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    thank you for all your helpful comments. much obliged. let me see if i can isolate one of the depth gauges. as to the mask/hood issue, both my hoods are rather thick neoprene and snug fit, and i was wearing gloves which makes arrangement a bit tricky, also water temp like mentioned wasn't exactly tropical, guess it takes a while to learn the ins and outs of your equipment. if all else fails i still can make the eyeslit a wee bit bigger, as others have done before.

    the noseclip I was using after i gave up on the masks and decided to instead don some swimming goggles, i had bought on decathlon earlyer the day for 1.59€ to my great surprize they give a pretty decent view both on surface and submerged. not really a world of a difference to my aqualung tec dive mask (which BTW has a really thin strap, if that thing pops at 50m you've had one hell of a tec dive LOL.) if you live near a decathlon grab one on the next visit. they're bright yellow one-size-fits all and worth 20 times the money. great for swimming, triathlon, or for the kids as a gift when you're teaching a class. gotta get those kids off their iphones and back into the water :)

    also I have read up a bit and seen that the only earplug people recommend is the doc's so If i ever need earplugs I'll just get those.. And yes of course I know about equalization, it's just been ages since I've hit the water, been spending pretty much the last 10 yrs on a computer. if i remember right tho i once could do slightly over 50m on one breath in our local pool. but that was when i was a teen, over 20 yrs ago.
     
  5. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    If the console is shard rubber - soak it in hot water first before you try to remove the depth gauge - it's a self-contained "puck"
     
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  6. St.Mark

    St.Mark Angel Fish

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    thanks for the hint. the noname console is of quite unflexible rubber, which is probably a good thing. got the gauge out with a big screwdriver and already rinsed it an removed the gunk from the back.
     
  7. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace

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    Note: Swimming goggles will hurt your eyes very badly as you dive down below ~10ft. At pool depth they work nicely.
     
  8. St.Mark

    St.Mark Angel Fish

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    yes, they're only for surface action. but they have sortova double seal and don't hurt much like some other models. at 3-4m I felt my ears like crazy but the goggles I didn't even feel. 36 - Swimming - Xbase Easy Yellow
     
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  9. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace

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    Nice looking design. Love the price too wow! Thanks for the link.
     
  10. St.Mark

    St.Mark Angel Fish

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    only downside they're not adjustable. but they have adjustable models too that are very similar, only in other colors and i think they're 3-5€.
     

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