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moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:33am PT
My equipment is quite old too. No help from me, sorry.

A little story. Several years ago I bought a diving computer. Since I donít trust it 100% I always dive with my watch and the old mechanical depth gauge (I keep it in my BCD). Two years ago I went diving but I forgot to check my computer. I havenít realized the battery was dead until I got into water. I checked my pocket and was very happy that the gauge was still there. I will try to remember to check my computer before going diving, but I wonít get rid of the gauge either!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Dude, you can spell gauge! I was hoping that SOMEONE could.
Sooner or later. Whew.;-)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:47am PT
I still dive with a depth gauge that you wear on the wrist,
and I stillalways have my waterproof dive table card on a lanyard(YARRR)
attached to my dive slate,just in case there is a change in the
Dive Plan.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:49am PT
Only computers can more accurately crunch those numbers.

Well, there you go. You've answered your own question. Just grab your iPad and dive in!
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 26, 2013 - 03:46am PT
Man, do I feel out of date. I learned to to dive and got my PADI and LA County certification in '81 while at Cal Poly Pomona. The head of the program then was Otto Gasser (glad to see he's still kicking - and what a perfect name for a diver!).

Maybe I'm a curmudgeon, but I'm with Cosmic, I'd still trust a depth gauge, watch and dive table more that a computer.

Oh, and hey you kids, get off my lawn! ;-)
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Jan 26, 2013 - 05:19am PT
Reading some of the A&I threads at ScubaBoard, seems 2 dive computers are the accepted norm now. I'll be buying a new one.

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/accidents-incidents/
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 09:42am PT
m'eh... grimm stories. yeah, I plan on keeping my current computer. It's about as basic as it gets - oceanic datapro 100 - but it does the job. nice big nitrogen graph and ascent rate.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:44am PT
" Maybe I'm a curmudgeon, but I'm with Locker, I'd still trust a depth gauge, watch and dive table more that a computer."






Uhhhh, Froodish, Don't you mean, Cosmic?

I'm pretty sure Locker doesn't Scuba Dive.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:46am PT
Old school here, still have most of my gear from the eighties, rarely sport dive now, no partner. All of my diving is boat cleaning now, for that I use a hookah rig, 25 foot hose on a dockside tank.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Cool cosmic, my dad is a retired doctor who was a naval medical officer bitd and worked on developing the navy dive tables. Also I've a bunch of dive gear(modern) I would give away for cheap .Also anyone into underwater photoraphy, I have a bunch of Nikonis camera bodies ,flashes etc. Pm me if interested. cheers, paul linaweaver
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 11:49am PT
PM Sent...
DrMaino

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Just FYI, when I was transporting bent civilian divers by helo for the Navy the majority were using nitrox and all were using computers. Just sayin...
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
At the time had the navy made a switch over to computers? Do/did their divers have a choice?

Seems like you are making a point which is fair but w/o additional facts and details it's hard to judge the value of your point. Are you suggesting there's an inherent problem with computers?

Navy diving != recreational diving.

Hell I'm not at all interested in technical diving. but if I'm going to spend thousands of dollars to visit some exotic tropical place on this planet I'd like to maximize my bottom time. Computers give recreational divers that. Dive tables do not.

People make mistakes both with how they use their computers as well as how they figure out where they are on their dive table. And about the last thing I'd ever want to do is try and do dive table calcs at 120' when I'm narc'd.

by chance you wouldn't be the doc that runs the decomp tank in Denver would you?
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
I like my Zeagle BCD. Am off to Sulawesi in 2 weeks to dive Bunaken.
I want to go to Komodo some day but need to get more experience. Check out this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nerqAeWFKD0

locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
"I'm pretty sure Locker doesn't Scuba Dive."...

Sort of true...

Sort of not...

My Cousin some many years back stuck his weight belt (he outweighed me by about 100lbs) and tank on yours truly, then pushed me off the boat...

I sunk to the bottom (about 25ft) and couldn't fuking breath through that piece of sh!t worth a fuk...

So I spit it out and then TRIED like hell to swim to the surface quickly discovering that the weight of the belt held me down...

Before I DROWNED, my cousin jumped in and pulled me to the surface with a HUGE apoplogy (I was only 14, he was in his 30's. Not the most responsible cousin... LOL!!!)...

So you see...

I DO have SOME "scuba diving" experience...


Geez...

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
Look before you leap...

photo not found
Missing photo ID#236898
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Credit: east side underground

for nature,
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
Credit: east side underground
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
Credit: east side underground
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
I was in the Maldives last year. We did one reef, there was an 18 foot Mama Shark in a grotto pumping out babies. The little sharks were all over like mosquitoes. Never guite saw the like.

Mama Shark
Mama Shark
Credit: John Duffield

Baby Shark
Baby Shark
Credit: John Duffield
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