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Computer: Right/Left

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Zef, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That is one of the weirdest things I’ve heard yet in diving.
     
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  2. Basking Ridge Diver

    Basking Ridge Diver Solo Diver

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    On my left wrist - I am right handed - when I stick my hand in a hole for a lobster my computer screen gets scratched up on the rocks or plating. I generally use my right hand to manipulate any number of things underwater and I don't want my computer getting hooked on or scratched up because I am more focused on retrieving an object than being careful with my tools.

    YMMV
     
  3. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My hose AI Cobra is clipped to my left hip D-ring, just like an SPG would be. If I had a console with computer plus SPG, I'd clip that, too to my left hip D-ring.

    Aside from that, I definitely prefer my wrist-mounted computer on my right forearm. Main light in my left hand, slate on my left forearm, and compass on the back of my right hand. If I risk an embolism by looking straight ahead at my right hand wrist instead up on the wrist of my left hand which operates the inflator, I'm not competent to breathe compressed gas under water and should take up knitting instead.
     
  4. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    This is why I picked an agency that supports how I dive by letting me teach that way. Further, I’m lucky the shop I work for allows me to “add” things to the standard curriculum.
     
  5. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

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    +1 on all of the above.

    Imagine the horror if that shop owner saw 2 computers, one on each wrist. I learned that the primary computer is on the right. If you have a backup, it's on the left arm with a compass and a light on a goodman handle.

    LOL. You've described many of us. :)
     
  6. Dan_P

    Dan_P DIR Practitioner

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    The motivations for re-developed plates are legion.
    Personally, I'd prefer looking at my depth gauge while I'm retrieving an unconscious diver, rather than my compass :)
     
  7. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Loggerhead Turtle

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    How many have you retrieved?
     
  8. Dan_P

    Dan_P DIR Practitioner

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    Live - Zero.
    Exercise - lost count.

    I place significantly higher emphasis on depth than direction when I'm ascending :wink:
     
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  9. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Now I have to ask. I just got a Teric. I plan to use it with a Perdix AI. Since I wear my watch on my left arm, it makes sense to put my Teric, as my primary, on my left arm and my Perdix on my right. Either one could be primary, so what difference does it make?

    Cheers -
     
  10. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Loggerhead Turtle

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