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I want to murder my computer and feed it to the fishies!

Discussion in 'Mares... Just add Water!' started by melanie., Aug 20, 2011.

  1. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

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    More likely the 7th minute is the 20 seconds it takes to ascent from 10 feet to the surface at 33ft/min but rounded up.

    After my Predator clears deco at 10 feet the Time to Surface will read one minute.
     
  2. melanie.

    melanie. Barracuda

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    AHH we keep posting at the same time. Ok.. but if it really wanted to do that.. why would it add ANOTHER safety stop after the deco was done? It should tell me really how long it wants to stay, and I will gladly stay. No reason for hiding stops in there
     
  3. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

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    Long time since I did OW but IIRC recall correctly a safety stop is mandatory for dives deeper than 100 feet or within 3 letter groups of Z ( or something like that)

    Why would it just not add more minutes to your obligated time? Because it's not the correct tool for the job you are trying to make it do. (Think I said that a few pages back)

    Which end of an iphone should I use to hammer nails?
     
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  4. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    ding ding ding!!1!
     
  5. melanie.

    melanie. Barracuda

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    I still find it ridiculous that it is capable of calculating a safe dive, but it is unable to show the correct numbers.

    If I had a choice yes I would absolutely love to upgrade my computer. But that's not an option so it looks like I have to settle for trying to understand it the best I can. Sorry if you can't see where I am coming from.


    Tortuga68 - are you serious? 10 pages of bickering just to say that it is adding a safety stop into the deco time? Wow you guys really make me work for answers lol
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011
  6. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Sometimes getting the 'right' answer depends on asking the right question :wink:

    FWIW nobody is saying you have to upgrade your computer
     
  7. melanie.

    melanie. Barracuda

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    I can't figure out if I want to hug you are give you a swift kick in the ...

    Nah they are just saying learn more then don't expect your computer to be any help :wink: End result still says one day soon I need another.
     
  8. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    Actually I think qute a few people suggested using your current computer as a bottom timer

    Quite a few people also told you basically the same thing that Slamfire did; he just took the time to spell it all out in detail
     
  9. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

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    Melanie, when I did my deco course I used a bottom timer and tables. My Aeris compute came along for the ride. Comparing how it behaved to the V-planner generated tables taught me how to use it on "light" deco dives.

    1)It is rather aggressive. Even though it's only a single gas computer (so doesn't know I'm breathing O2 from 20 feet) a few more minutes at 10 feet would clear it.For any single gas dive surfacing with the computer in the green rather than the yellow is a real good idea.
    2)it's a Buhlmann computer. When V planner might be calling for a first stop at 40 feet computer has a ceiling of maybe 10 feet.
    That also means spending time at 70 feet after a 120 foot dive will result in increased deco. V-planner doesn't care, 1 minute or 20 at 70 feet makes little difference.

    So ,using it on a deco dive my first stop will be MUCH deeper than the computer wants. I stop at 20 feet until it clears deco,then ascend to 10 feet and wait till it gets into the green.

    Now,none of the above may be relevant to your computer. My point is if you get a feel for the deco you should be doing you can use a recreational computer,but just following it blindly is not a good idea.

    Eventually I got tired of messing with all this and bought a Predator.

    If your dives are square profiles then tables/bottom timer are probably the way to go.
     
  10. melanie.

    melanie. Barracuda

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    And that is what I needed. It is ok to learn differently, and have to hear things a couple different ways for it to make sense.


    Thanks Ianr33 - your sharing of experience is helpful. The next dives I will bring a copy of tables down with me to compare.
     

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