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Gear Sanity Check

Discussion in 'Diving Into New Gear' started by SeasideNomad, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. RVBldr

    RVBldr PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Redmond, WA
    Around the PNW (cold/dark/deep), I've rarely seen anyone dive WITH one! I'd trust the Shearwater much more than the console, and as recommended, just run an SPG for pressure - nice and clean.
    Princess Chris likes this.
  2. DBPacific

    DBPacific Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Oregon, USA
    Agreed, here I've only seen consoles on student/rental gear.
    I have a clip-on Suunto compass I put on my wrist computer and am working on a small backup nav board with depth gauge, larger compass, and timer to put in a pocket or on my other wrist
  3. Princess Chris

    Princess Chris Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wellington, New Zealand
    Agreed on ditching the console, if you plan on a lot of diving it will just get in the way. Shearwaters are more than reliable enough. I wouldn't opt for the quattro especially if you are heading down the tech route. They are OK fins but I'd go for a single material fin as they tend to last a lot longer. Deep 6 eddys or rk3s both solid options and (without trying to receive too much hate from the quattro lovers) are just better fins than the quattros.
    DBPacific and rongoodman like this.
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    @SeasideNomad , have you read the recent thread on Scubapro Hydros here on Scubaboard? If you do indeed go that route, you'll want to ensure that the new one that you're purchasing has the newest bungie configuration.
    Blueringocto_73 likes this.

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