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WHICH DIVE COMPUTER?

  • VYTEC?

    Votes: 92 29.9%
  • NEXUS?

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • VR3?

    Votes: 75 24.4%
  • VR2?

    Votes: 2 0.6%
  • COCHRANE?

    Votes: 5 1.6%
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    Votes: 58 18.8%
  • Other - Please state which?

    Votes: 75 24.4%
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Corner Queen
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I just got myself a Vytec (first dive with was on sunday). I moved from the Cobra because I got nervous having all my eggs in one basket. Could have run gauges and cobra, but I felt that would be too cluttered. Now I have my Vytec I can have back up gauges etc, and hopefully next year I will do the courses to make the gas switching useful :) I would be hesitant recommending a hose mounted air integrated computor for this reason.

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In a Geordie-styleee
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Three most important considerations:
Gas switching.
User replaceable batteries.
Positive switches not wet contacts.
No necessarily in that order but if you have all three you'll be a happy diver.

Dave.
 

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Capel diver said:
Thanks Andy. Yes. Its got to be better than my Mosquito, although its given me several years of good use.
yeah . but you could download my log book from it ,,,,,, the depths and dive times will make you look like super diver :D

shame it stops at 99 mts
 

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All hail the mighty ZOM
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I've got a Vyper which is nice and does everything I want it to do. But then my old backup computer decided to permanently sulk so I thought I'd treat myself at the Dive Show. Had a wander round the stands and finally had a play with the Quantum. The result? 149 quid lighter and a Quantum in my pocket.

So- diving with it- I have it right next to my Vyper so I can see at a glance a comparison between the 2. On a couple of ND dives the 2 computers showed virtually the same thing with the Quantum being slightly more conservative than the Vyper. Didn't run them into deco so could not tell you what it was like then. Anyway, throughout the dive I found the Quantum easier to read than the Suunto which considering the Suunto has a very clear interface is pretty good going.

Quantum plusses:
2 mixes
Cheap
Very clear display
Counts down the stops in seconds
Will do everything the Vyper will do and some
Easy to use

and the minusses:
Short strap for my chunky arms
No scratch screen available yet
 

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All hail the mighty ZOM
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shades said:
Fit a strap extension £2.50
The cover for the viper fits a treat.
Too late for the strap extension cover as I've tie wrapped the whole thing to a wrist slate (and very neat that is too).
I have a spare Vyper cover- am off to fiddle right now :)
 

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All hail the mighty ZOM
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shades said:
Mine fits a treat. The strap over one.

If you have problems with PC link (The part number is: AP0463)

Just got 10 on order today.
Ah the guard like the Lumb Bros one rather than the one that comes with the computer. I see. Will give Wally a call tomorrow and get sworn at.

Thanks for the help. Have a green tip for your trouble.
 

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All hail the mighty ZOM
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shades said:
Will have the pc links for the Apex in a dive shop in Notts very soon Woz.

Yes the Lumb one.
I already have a YD home made download thingy for my Vyper so won't need the Apeks one. Which shop in Nottingham BTW?
 

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That's Dude with an E
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l bought a Vytec with integrated sensor, what a waste of dosh.
l bought it with the view that you could use it for accelerated deco, well on a recent dive to 57mtrs it went from reading 70 bar to 300 bar before it stopped reading the contents.

Also what's the point of having a three gas changes when it's not a trimix computer?

Now like many others l use it now as an expensive depth/timer with a VR3.
 
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