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Which Decompression Software do you use PRIMARILY

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba' started by Doppler, Apr 9, 2010.

Which Decompression Software do you use primarily

  1. V-Planner (any version, any platform)

    66.2%
  2. GAP

    6.5%
  3. DecoChek

    0.6%
  4. RGBM (any iteration of Dr. Weinke's)

    1.3%
  5. Other

    25.3%
  1. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor Trainer ScubaBoard Supporter

    5,516
    1,319
    Can you explain that to me? How is DecoPlanner and ratio deco the same thing?
     
  2. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Southern California
    5,535
    318
    See the thread just below this one, but in short RD is based on DP with some shape modifications.
     
  3. nadwidny

    nadwidny Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cranbrook, BC
    1,908
    529
    More accurately RD is based on Buhlmann and GF, as is Decoplanner.

    (Wow! Apparently this is my 1000th post. I don't know whether to be proud or dismayed).
     
  4. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

    17,866
    2,523
    At least it was on Deco and not Deep Air. :)
     
  5. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    13,460
    6,055
    V-Planner
     
  6. TheWetRookie

    TheWetRookie Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    881
    13
    Ratio Deco
     
  7. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Florida - Marianna area
    8,872
    1,004
    Deco Planner
     
  8. AndyNZ

    AndyNZ Instructor, Scuba

    2,465
    86
    A mixed bag....

    Until recently, I mostly used my VR3 as a dive planner - it's based on Buhlmann with 2 minute Pyle stops. The main logic for using the VR3 is that it's the computer I'd use on a dive so it's easy to cut the profile straight from the VR3.

    I now use Decoplanner for trimix dives. Not quite into "fully trusting" Ratio Deco yet - so I'll plan the dive on Decoplanner, smooth the profile so it suits me - then use RD to make any changes on the fly should I need to.
     
  9. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
    2,325
    2,526
    I've used GAP and Deco-Planner in-training, but I prefer to use V-Planner as the primary dive planning software tool.

    In-water, I use ratio decompression 100% of the time, but I may modify stops, especially the shallow stops, with ratio deco and software don't seem in accord somehow.
     
  10. DA Aquamaster

    DA Aquamaster Directional Toast ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: NC
    11,518
    1,719
    I use D-Plan on a Palm most often (simple, portable, easy to use) but it's not an option. I have GAP on my laptop and I normally run it with Buhlmann C and GF's.
     

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