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Mares Puck Air

Discussion in 'Mares... Just add Water!' started by helopilot2be, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Logan1891

    Logan1891 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
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    I have encountered this as well and it was addressed in a similar thread. The safety stop function will not work when you hit the low reserve alarm. You must reach safety stop depth prior to reaching the low reserve tank pressure. The low reserve setting is adjustable. However, it will not count down your safety stop once you hit that low reserve setting. I have a Puck Air and scrutinized it closely once I started noticing that the safety stop function sometimes did not kick in. In every instance, my tank pressure was below the low reserve.

    On a side note, I have also noticed that the computer omits one of the digits in the altitude adjustment and the log book incorrectly records your gas mix. Essentially, it defaults all the nitrox dives to the percentage that your computer is currently set for. I have talked to tech support and they have assured me that the computer records the info correctly and can be viewed if you spend the $90 for the drak and download you dives to your home computer.

    Again, these are my personal experiences with this computer. If you have any concerns about your unit, you should send it in to an authorized service center.
     
  2. buton

    buton Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fort Worth, Tx
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    I have that computer and for the safety stop issue, I think the computer will not tell you to do it but..if you stop at 15 ft in your ascent the computer will trigger the safety stop mode, that's how I do it...
     
  3. Logan1891

    Logan1891 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
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    7
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    Right, the computer is supposed to go into safety stop mode automatically when you ascend from a dive 10m or deeper and you reach the depth range of the safety stop. However, I have noticed that if you ascend to safety stop depth and your tank pressure is at or below the low reserve setting, the computer will not go into safety stop mode. It just flashes "Low Air".
     
  4. Logan1891

    Logan1891 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    39
    7
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    Anybody from Mares want to jump in here????????
     
  5. Philip Andrew Rogers

    Philip Andrew Rogers Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Limassol, Cyprus, Cyprus
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    hi i have the same comp and have done a few dives where i have had low air warning and it has given me a safty stop every time
     
  6. Logan1891

    Logan1891 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    39
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    Then I am totally confused.....anybody from Mares want to jump in here??????
     
  7. Zak OHara

    Zak OHara Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Pac NW
    1,409
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    Hi, to be honest I am not sure of the correct answer. I've inquired with our tech department to clarify and will have an answer hopefully on Monday.

    Zak
     
  8. ToddMLewis

    ToddMLewis Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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    No answer as of yet I take. I am a bit concerned concidering that I ordered 2 of them prior to reading this. I ordered them on the 7th and there not her yet.....so ...Backorder may be a blessing. What do the rest of you guys think? Cancel the order or wait?
     
  9. Jeeptrick

    Jeeptrick Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives:
    Location: Alberta Canada, summer/Barbados WI, winter
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    I dove the Mares puck for the last 500 dives without a battery change (longest of any computer I have ever used) leading dives as DM and with no problems whatsoever, safety stop timing good, deco stops, when needed, I am personally very happy with the computer. I would take any problems to the shop you bought it from, it is possible to get a lemon in and product at anytime.
     
  10. KMil

    KMil Instructor, Scuba

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    Still no answer from Mares tech support? I was about to buy this computer, glad I saw this first. Thank you to all who,posted.
     

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