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2nd Dive Computer

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by Ellie, Oct 6, 2009.

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Extravagant?

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  1. Ellie

    Ellie Non scene GUE diver

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    Is it extravagant to have 2 trimix dive computers?

    Ellie
     
  2. Angry Dan

    Angry Dan Active Member

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    I think it is yes....

    unless you go for one of these which will soon be upgradable to trimix apparently :

    http://www.uemis.com/en/products/uemis_zurich
     
  3. RachyBaby

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    Okay, guess who, out of the current three votes, which was by Ellie, which was by me and which was Angy Dan?

    Sorry hunny, but two trimix computers is a little bit extravagant.... I make do with just one Gekko!
     
  4. Razza

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    You need to view it a safety item :) I'll be going for two, if I like the look of the OSTC MK2 when it arrives :)
    Although, I have some spare cash as I won't be buying my Ali40 now ;)
     
  5. Ellie

    Ellie Non scene GUE diver

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    Decided not to bother with an ali40 now then? ;)

    Is that new OSTC the one that is going to cost a bomb?

     
  6. DaveS

    DaveS Play nice. Enjoy UKD

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    Can we have an option for 'I'm not qualified to comment because I've never dived Trimix?'. I'm voting for that one.
     
  7. Razza

    Razza Member

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    Apparently they have run out of the special priced Ali40's :crying:

    DR5 will cost a bomb apparently - see here for specs

    OSTC 2 will be cheaper - see here for specs

    I can almost hear it calling you now :)
     
  8. SmartMonkey

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    2 Trimix dive computers is not excessive at all. If you're regularly doing that sort of diving. Just make sure you're diving 2 which use the same algorithm :)
    HTH
    SmartMonkey
     
  9. Mrs Doc

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    I was shown the new UEMIS computer earlier this week - looks quite impressive. It can be Air, Nitrox or Trimix, depending on what your set it to be and on your level of training. Cool graphics and lots of little gadgety things. Doc also saw it and was hoping to be able to dive with one - maybe he'll let us know. (Not we're not sitting in the same room - he's still in Turkey!)
     
  10. Ellie

    Ellie Non scene GUE diver

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    Have they got the Trimix version of this now? Last time I looked it was a very expensive Nitrox computer!

     
  11. Mrs Doc

    Mrs Doc New Member

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    Yes, the new one does Trimix too. I like the funky alternative colours it comes in - shallow I know!!
     
  12. aquanaut

    aquanaut Well-Known Member

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    If your loaded not at all. If you like me in the poor house, Hell yes it is.
     
  13. RachyBaby

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    My reasoning for it being an unnecessary extravagance is that as well as her computer she carries a slate with the detailed dive plan written on it and a bottom timer. If something happened to her computer she could safely complete the dive using the bottom timer and the slate. The gas planning has all been done based on the slate schedule so its not like the dive could be extended anyway.

    Rach
     
  14. Ellie

    Ellie Non scene GUE diver

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    Yes but the hinges on my slate have broken so it needs replacing. A Liquivision is a nice replacement for it. :sneaky:

    Ellie
     
  15. divingdoc1

    divingdoc1 Active Member

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    i did dive with this and thought it was a very, very good computer. You can customize and all sorts of things. I will let people know more about in due course, as the Boss says i am still in Turkey.

    The Trimix version is in production at the moment, as to the expense, its not that much more than other integrated dive computers but at the end of the day its wether you think its worth it or not!!
     
  16. Ellie

    Ellie Non scene GUE diver

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    Its about £400 more than a Vytec with transmitter! You must be getting too much of a trade discount Doc ;)

    Ellie
     
  17. jb2cool

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    If it was me i'd have a trimix computer and a backup bottom timer and slate. 2 trimix computers would be nice but expensive.
     
  18. ScubaDiva

    ScubaDiva Amazing Member

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    I voted before I read the actual post and voted yes - I thought you wanted a modest bottom timer or the like. Now that I've read the post I'd like to change my vote to 'don't be greedy'! :sneaky:
     
  19. Ellie

    Ellie Non scene GUE diver

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    I already have a standard bottom timer as backup with my slate written dive plan, but they don't have much appeal in the shiny stakes. :tongue:

    Ellie
     
  20. RachyBaby

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    I'll get the polish out so you can make your slate all shiney then hunny :thumbup:
     

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