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Computer: Right/Left

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

  1. sigxbill

    sigxbill Tech Instructor

    Traditionally computer is worn on the left arm. That is so one can look at their computer while holding the deflator above their head - while ascending in a vertical trim - and still have your right hand free. DIR made right arm standard - so one can see it while ascending in DIR horizontal trim ...
  2. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    The DIR standard is the primary computer on the right because buoyancy is controlled by the left hand, stage bottles (if any) are controlled by the left hand, a light (if any) on a Goodman handle is on the left hand, and a compass is on the left wrist. The computer needs to remain in view. The right hand is the trigger hand for the DPV (if any), so the computer remains in view while in use.

    Everything is taught holistically from the beginning whether a diver has begun to use additional equipment or not - otherwise known as "Beginning With the End in Mind".
    Satrekker and Zef like this.

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