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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. damiano82

    damiano82 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Dahab
    32
    0
    well actually you can set the gf you like with both ( the ostc and mv planner), that's why I'm surprised!! I put the same value and sometimes I have big differences... ( with mv planner)
     
  2. dl348

    dl348 Captain

    # of Dives:
    Location: Southern New Jersey
    495
    0
    V planner and scubaboard :wink:
     
  3. Slamfire

    Slamfire Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
    1,322
    258
    Strange. And you don't get the same variability between between your OSTC and Deco Planner? The other thing I can think of is maybe clicking on/off the "time is runtime" option in MV Planner. I haven't ever seen an OSTC in real life, but when I compare results of the planner feature in my Shearwater, vs MV Planner, vs Deco Planner, they all come reasonably close to each other.

    Maybe I'm taking the wrong assumptions regarding the OSTC. Are you comparing OSTC "planned" results or actual dive results. If you're doing actual results then you're probably using the ZHL16C algorithm while desktop planners use ZHL16B. The Shearwater has a planner feature that uses ZHL16B to cut tables as a backup before you actually go on a dive. It is basically like a wrist mounted MV Planner or DecoPlanner.
     
  4. damiano82

    damiano82 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Dahab
    32
    0
    well, i have differences also between the deco planner and Mv planner , plannig the same dive.
    With OSTC I had Sometimes 2-3 minutes adding decos over the 15 total minutes... and if you consider that the dived profile is actually more conservative than the planned profile it's a lot.
    I thought that could be a bug on the mv planner, so from that moment on for seriuos dive i always check with 2 software plus the OSTC
     
  5. 68raggtop

    68raggtop Solo Diver

    87
    22
    I answered "Other". Normally I run my plan on Ideco on my Ipod touch. It matches the Inspiration Vision and Shearwater well. I do use V-planner also, but less than I used to.
    Dave
     
  6. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    1,007
    230
    You can run most of them through Virtual Box on Ubuntu as well. Mac has a version. I always have problems with Wine.
     
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  7. jtivat

    jtivat Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Michigan, Grand Rapids
    728
    12
    I do most my dive planning before I start drinking wine but that's just me! :D
     
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  8. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    27,522
    20,923
    Even then is way too late for me. The pre-dinner cocktails make dive planning risky at best.
     
  9. Pullmyfinger

    Pullmyfinger PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Guam.
    2,280
    744
  10. RiverRat

    RiverRat Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Connecticut
    1,487
    15
    V-Planner is working for me.
     

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