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Rumbles of Dissent

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In our September issue, I wrote a Diving Computer Postscript saying that modern pressure sensors had come a long way since diving computers were first marketed.

Davis Cunningham (Mansfield, TX) objected to my comments, saying, "My Atomic Cobalt 2 unit pressure sensors failed, registering a constant depth of about 10 feet and a tank pressure of 900 PSI. This occurred during a dive, making it unlikely to be due to salt crystals forming in a poorly rinsed device. Never mind that I am meticulous about soaking my computers after each day's activity. This is not an isolated incident. A crew member on the dive boat I was on when the failure occurred indicated that he loved the Cobalt product but that he had three units replaced by Atomic in succession before he gave up on their product. I love the computer and hope that the replacement I'm now using does not fail, but I always wear a back-up."...

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