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Suunto D5

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by DXHI, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. DXHI

    DXHI Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: United States
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    Anyone diving with one of these? Looking for likes and dislikes?
     
  2. Wicket

    Wicket Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Colorado
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    Bump as I'm also looking into one
     
  3. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
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    In the US and Canadian market I think you are better off spending the $150 more for a Teric. But in other markets the D5 is more competitively priced as a recreational computer.
     
  4. Wicket

    Wicket Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Colorado
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    Went with the D5 couldn't pass up the price I got. I'll post back after my trip in February for now tho I will say it is on the dim side above water but not a huge deal for me.
     
  5. DXHI

    DXHI Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: United States
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    Wicket, any updates
     
  6. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Narnia
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    I have a D5 which I tend to use for holiday dives rather than my Perdix (which is great, but a bit clunky and unnecessary for simple rec bimbles).

    Whilst I too was a little disappointed with the brightness of the screen above water, I actually find it surprisingly sharp and easy to read underwater. I would say that the marketing literature gives an overly optimistic image of above water clarity.

    One completely subjective screen test involved taking it down to the dark depths of a local quarry alongside my Perdix. Whilst I find the Perdix screen perfect for my middle-aged eyes, I could still read the D5 without any difficulty. I think it's something to do with the contrast rather than basic brightness.

    Anyway, no complaints from me. Yes, if I was paying like for like, I'd probably have a Teric, but over here with a DC keyman discount it was a fraction of the price.
     
  7. CanadaDan

    CanadaDan DMC ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
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    I dive one. As others have said the display is a touch dim (and not as bright looking above water as pictured) but more than fine underwater.

    My biggest problem is when diving drysuit the buttons could be hard to press by me intentionally but rather easy for my suit to press randomly. I made a hard cuff out of an old slate to eliminate the problem (untested but seems to do the job).

    I do miss the plethora of information I had on one screen from my Mares Icon HD and the easy of button use. I don't miss the finicky dongle connector or the size it took in my carry-on.

    Algorithms are rather conservative out of the box. Deep stops and additional short safety at 10' all caught me off guard the first time diving it. Fixed in settings though.

    D5 Cuff.jpg
     

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