- Reaction score
- Largo, Florida
- # of dives
- 200 - 499
Agreed. Another benefit is that when combined with a computer that allows uploading, the digital log makes it stupid easy. During my surface interval, I can upload my dive, and log the location using my phone’s GPS. That can be especially useful if I make several dives and move between each one.One of the beauties of a digital log book is that once you have downloaded the dive from your computer you and anyone you choose to show it to can see your dives and profiles. If I were to show anyone my log on Subsurface they can quickly see what types of dives, where and who with and exactly how the profile went with ascent rates, gas use etc.
Digital logs also travel better. When I started diving, I used physical log books. Dive computers weren’t common back then. At some point, I moved and misplaced several. That was discouraging.
They are also far more useful. Especially with an AI computer. Much more easy to search through dives by location, buddy, etc. Can’t really do that with a paper log other than flipping through pages.
Between the lost log books, and my growing perception that the physical logs were useless, I stopped logging dives for a really long time. Like 10 years or so. I didn’t really start logging again until I bought a computer that came with the download cable.