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On my last little jaunt to Egypt I was a bit shocked to be at 18m with my Vytec showing 39m
I took it along for the ride but didn’t use it on the big dive and I have a natty profile print out showing I was at 116m. Great for impressing your M8s but pretty useless for diving.

Soooooo I popped it into my local dive shop (Blue Ocean Diving Maidstone) and they sent it back. Now I bought my Vytec just after the LDS in March 2002. In Aug 2003 it was replaced with a new one due to a recall. So I wasn’t expecting a free repair.

When I got the call from Sunnto I was expecting to be told how much the repair bill was and I was fishing about for my credit card when they asked me for the address to send my brand new free replacement unit


I was well impressed,

Top marks Suunto quality service.

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Kind of worrying that it broke in the first place though?
Do you still trust it?

(agreed, that's very good service though)
 

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<font color='#000080'>i was screwed over by a twat on ebay who sold be a duff suunto solution nitrox.  I took it to scapa and it snuffed it after 4 dives!  I sent it to suunto and they got me a nice new vytec for a very reasonable price indeed.
 

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My Stinger started playing silly buggers about 2 yrs after I got it, turning itself off when I got to 3-4m on stops.  The battery wasn't at its best, but didn't need replacing just yet (the bit I was dreading cost-wise).

Sent it off to Suunto, got a new pressure transducer & a new battery.  Cost?  Bit fat zero. Big smiles!

Also had a Uwatec Air X Nitrox which I went and dropped, causing the screen to go to buggery.  Dropped it into my LDS, who sold Uwatec a 'tale of woe' & got a brand new unit by return of post!
 

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<font color='#000080'>however, when i whinged at hydrotech about the poor state of my regs after a seasons dive they told me im a reg abuser! so a big fat UP YOURS to them.
 

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That seems pretty bloody bad.  Had a set of Scubapro MK20UL (alloy jobbies) and after three years got sick of the corrosion and having to replace pistons at the annual service.  Sent them back to Scubapro with a polite"I know they're out of warranty but I'm not at all happy with this scenario" letter.  Got a pair of lovely brass MK25s by return of post, gratis.

Don't you have any redress at all with those bastards?
 

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Quote[/b] (tom @ Jan. 17 2004,18:10)]Kind of worrying that it broke in the first place though?
Do you still trust it?

(agreed, that's very good service though)
I dont trust any computer thats why I wear 2 on prety much all dives . (OK so I dont bother on 15m bimbles) On the big dive I had 3
The Vytec my wifes Vyper and my VR3.

I did 162 dives on my old Vytec and it was working fine when I snet it back for the recall. The new replacemt one only managed 23 dives.

Bears crap in the woods and computers go wrong thats two indisputable facts of life.


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Quote[/b] (Rob Evans @ Jan. 17 2004,22:48)]Don't you have any redress at all with those bastards?
<font color='#000080'>Nope, well, not according to stoney cove.  They said im a reg abuser (im sure there will be a councelling service for that kinda thing somewhere)

Seac Sub tried the same thing with my drysuit and i told them to go forth and multiply.  They said i had abused my drysuit seals - i told them of a dry cag i have for kayaking - it is over 10 years old and still has the original seals in it.  They eventually replaced the zip, all valves and the seals for £100 - cash i couldnt afford as i was living off around £200 a month.
 

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Did they tell you what constitutes reg abuse?  Breathing from them, or did they have evidence of you reversing a Land Rover over them or summat?  I've got a set of Scubapro 2nd stages that have had a fairly strenuous life over the last 6 yrs (dropped, chucked in a dive bag, dragged all over the world, on a few occasions not rinsed once during two solid weeks' diving) and they still look reasonably presentable and work very well.
What the hell can you do to a set of regs to wreck them in one year?
 
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