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Scuba Gauge Talk

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by mcohen1021, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    6,871
    5,375
    113
    I run a Perdix AI with transmitter. I have a brass and glass SPG on left hip for both doubles and single tank regs. I have a compass I use when necessary that’s on a bungee mount on the back of my right hand. I sight it like I do a rifle.

    You won’t ever catch me using a console. Big, bulky, get in the way., and too many people let them dangle. I hate them with a passion. Danglies are Very Bad.
     
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  2. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Texas
    989
    501
    93
    Now that is hilarious!
     
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  3. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    6,871
    5,375
    113
    Wait till you see an OW class entering the water at a local dive site with all their stuff dangling all over the place and all in all, everyone looking like a mess.
     
  4. T Mogle

    T Mogle Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: United Kingdom
    39
    5
    8
    I am looking for a pressure gauge that is directly connected to the first stage (no hose). It could be fitted directly on top of the first stage. No need to access when diving - I just want a small gauge I can access before I dive. When diving I am using my transmitter. If the transmitter or computer fails I then got a small gauge permanently fitted, difficult to get to, but it is there.

    This will act as a small spare gauge and easy the see the pressure before and after the dive. Does this exist?

    Most people I have seen got the gauge on a small hose. Is my suggestion a good idea? Does it exist?
     
  5. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Texas
    989
    501
    93
    LOL – I have not DMed a class in 20 yrs, I do understand what you’re saying though. It looks to me that a AI PC and transmitter starts at a minimum of ~$900.
     
  6. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    5,264
    2,773
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  7. T Mogle

    T Mogle Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: United Kingdom
    39
    5
    8
  8. saxman242

    saxman242 Manta Ray

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    Both my AI computer and my non-AI backup computer have a compass.


    I do have a back up analog SPG that so far has only ever been used to quickly check the air pressure when hooking up to a tank.
     
  9. saxman242

    saxman242 Manta Ray

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    I use one on my pony reg. Never had a problem with it.
     
  10. SandyRobinson

    SandyRobinson Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Moultrie, Georgia
    844
    250
    63
    For me, the best use is on a deco bottle. They seem to work fine as far as knowing an approximate psi. My eyes could be part of that issue though:)
     
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