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What kind of dive slate do you use?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by grey2112, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. grey2112

    grey2112 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Port Richey FL
    Most of the wrist ones get so-so ratings - looking for something that will last a few seasons, not be crappy or fall apart.
  2. Spg01

    Spg01 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Orange County, Ca
  3. nimoh

    nimoh Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rochester, MN
    +1 wetnotes. Stays in a pocket out of the way until you need them.
  4. iluvtheocean

    iluvtheocean Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Hollywood, FL
    using one of the plastic ones that clips onto my bc - i think it's a 2 page model? not expensive though. cleans easy enough with magic eraser.
  5. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    Usually wet notes but I just got some XS Scuba wrist slates in that look better than ones I used to have and destroyed. They are held together with good bungee instead of cheap o rings that rot. Come with bungees for the wrist and a Velcro strap you can use if that's more your thing.
  6. j2s

    j2s Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives:
    Location: florida
    Multi-page wrist/forearm slate.......I cut the tab off ( just gets in the way ) and replace the factory rubber w/black or white ( the white is stiffer ) bungee cords....The top page is a convenient place to attach a bungee wrist gauge mount......More compact set-up........
    cmulvaney likes this.
  7. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    Depends on how much you write. I mounted an SK7 compass on a small slate I made a little wider and about 3 times a long as the compass, on which I also mounted a retractor. I don't make a lot of notes or "talk" to others so I don't need a lot of room.

    It was a killed two birds with one stone moment.

    I may be old, but I'm not dead yet.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014
  8. tphelps

    tphelps Course Director

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    I'm with Jim on this. I use wet notes for my tech dives and they come in handy. But most of the time I use a standard wrist slate. I took out the velcro strap and replaced it with some small bungee.

    Another tip on slates: I found that sandpaper works best to clean them. I use soap and a hard sponge when I can but when it gets too dirty, sandpaper works like a wet dream!
  9. tkdgodess

    tkdgodess PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Canada
    Vim and magic erasers for cleaning. Wetnotes for things i cant signal, but i cant remember the last time i needed them.
  10. Locus

    Locus Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    +1 for mulit-page wrist slate for recreational diving. I have no pockets for wetnotes and I like to have it out of the way on my wrist. It has more than enough room for a conversation, if the need arises.

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