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Please help me find a dive computer!

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by scubasaint, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. aquaticmatt

    aquaticmatt Nassau Grouper

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    The Aeris Manta is essentially the same as the Oceanic Geo. You can't go wrong with either of these.
     
  2. Nudgeroni

    Nudgeroni Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Connecticut
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    I won't go into which computer to buy, but I will say the things that matterred to me the most when purchasing (not in any particular order):

    * How conservative is the nitrogen loading algorithm
    * Can the computer be set to be more conservative for cold water or stressful dives
    * Is the display clear, the charts
    * Are there audio alarms, and can they be shut off
    * Are there user replacable batteries
    * Can the data be downloaded
    * Is the screen back-lit
    * Are the screens easy to navigate

    Believe it or not, you can answer yes to all of these (except for the first question, of course) with a computer under $300.
     
  3. emcbride81

    emcbride81 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Winchester, Virginia, United States
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    ditto on the veo 180...love it!!! For the price it is a grrrrrreat piece o gear!
     
  4. reaver

    reaver Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Melbourne
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    check out the Suunto Vyper2
     
  5. scubasaint

    scubasaint Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Nawlins
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    I really appreciate everyone's advice and info. Thanks a bunch!
     
  6. CODMAN

    CODMAN Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Montreal, Canada
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    I 100% agree with Nudgeroni. Rather than brand, I looked at what I wanted before buying. I finally chose a Mares M2, but several other brands have pretty much the same options.

    Shop around for the options you are interested in at the price you want to spend and choose a reputable brand (many were cited here).

    Have fun!
     
  7. oscar_2424

    oscar_2424 Nassau Grouper

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    very nice computer, and comes with a digital compass and 2 gas switching,although a bit pricey, u can always go with a gekko.
     

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