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Dive computer for new recreational diver
« on: March 17, 2010, 17:36:39 UTC »
I am just starting my dive training, and am planning a trip to the Caribbean in June, and expect to continue as a recreational diver, taking 1-2 trips per year going forward. I'm already planning to buy mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit, at an estimated cost of $600-$700 total.

. I would appreciate any thoughts on the following:
1. Should I buy a dive computer?
2. If yes, should I buy it before my first trip, or wait?
3. If I should buy a dive computer, should I go with a wrist-style or a console-style?
4. What features are most important, in rank order?
5. Any specific product recommendations?



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Re: Dive computer for new recreational diver
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 17:07:10 UTC »
Should I buy a computer - YES, YES, Yes.

Which one - for basic diving (i.e. air or nitrox only. non deco) they all do pretty much the same think so either push you budget or go with something simple like a Suunto Gecko or Vyper; your choice.

Wrist or console is up to you. With wrist mounted its with you getting into or off a RIB or similar.
User changeable battery would be handy to avoid high costs for changing these.

Back to the first part, in case I didn't get the mesage across - YES buy a computer!!!


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