Top 10 Tips For Buying a Dive Computer @ScubaDiverMagazine
Ten handy tips and advice for when you're looking for the best dive computer for you.
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[05:53] Air Integration
[07:17] When to Buy
Hi Mark, pls make a video on mares sirius…
Hi, this is chethan from India, sir I need help to choose between i470tc, d5 , d6 nova, sunnto eon dive computers ,I completed my AOW and my hobby is photography like to upgrade my self with best all round dive computer and courses along with That to keep my logs and safety. Here we have aqualung and sunnto dealer and service near by, so suggest me best computer for my journey 😀 pls..
How does the Apeks DSX compare to a Shearwater Petrel? In terms of technical and CCR diving?
Shearwaters the best Technical diving computer I have ever used!!
Still using my Suunto Cobra, after many years. Does everything I need, never let me down, and can’t forget to take it with me.
Wow a lot to think of 👍😎🤿!
Hi i am interested in watch stile one
what are your thoughts on the aqualung I770 VS the Apeks new DSX I’m pretty much narrow it down to these two , if they were price the same .
I do realize I may never use some on the DSX functions of the DSX . I’m a avid diver and not unusual for me to do between 75 and 125 dives season both warm water and dry suit diving.
I currently dive either a watch with integrated air or a all in one console computer
i770R is aimed at recreational divers where the DSX is made for technical divers so, it depends on the depths you visit regularly. The i770R is a few years old now and the DSX has a lot more features that have been developed in that time
i770R uses the Z+ algorithm while the DSX a Bühlmann. As far as I know the Pelagic Z+ was based off the Bühlmann and is quite similar so, I wouldn’t worry too much about the difference in recreational depths.
The strap options are quite different; i770R has the NATO style watch strap while the DSX gives you the choice of bungee or elastic fabric straps. Both are good quality and secure but, it should be part of the decision process. The screen and body size you won’t notice too much of a difference as well as the three button user interface.
DSX has vibration alarms, sidemount mode, CCR, helium, GPS, O2 analyser, induction charging, slate function, advanced alarms and probably a few other things I’ve forgotten about…
Great advice put simply for due consideration on buying a dive computer within a budget, and more importantly, what are your realistic needs🤿😎🇦🇺👍
That’s right. Too many divers are over-equipping and under-trained – which is true for many sports.
I had an AI watch, then moved to Shearwater.
Amazing!! I don’t need the feature of the Perdix
Saw you at the Go Diving Show cloak room today but had to rush my daughter to the toilets before I could say hi and thanks for answering a number of my questions 😉 So, belated, but thanks! 😉
Did you pick up any toys?
No, I was working. And I already have far too many toys I don’t have time to use…
I think that in 2023- AI is the must.
However- no matter what computer you buy – please RFM, and play with the unit !!
Just came back from Cuba, and there was a guy who pulled out brand new shiny Peregrine, and was asking the DM how to set it up 🤦♂️
I honestly read AI for artificial intelligence and wondered what that was about! 😂
RFM; a very common acronym when I was working at the dive centre
Love my perdix ai and peregrine combo. Definitely wear a spg since air left is always necessary to know.
Secondhand is also fine.
#askmark Hey Mark I am curious as to what percentage of “for fun” diving is actually “technical” around the globe. I have seen many of your computer videos and understand the buy cheap buy twice. But $600 for a Peregrine is not “cheap” to me. Am I making a mistake not buying the Perdix 2.
Thanks a Bunch!
I’d say that number is quite small, probably single digit percentage. Unless you’re diving trimix or deeper than 40-50m then the Peregrine is more than enough dive computer for most divers.
Other than trimix, the main upgrades for the Perdix are the AA battery, air integration and compass. They both use the same algorithm and function much the same. I don’t dive particularly deep anymore and only really dive air and nitrox now so, the Peregrine would be a good choice of computer