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Cobra 3 - Beep? I can barely hear it

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by DitrasetMan, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

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    Download the dives to your computer and you will see if alarms have gone off. If you have heard no beeps then I am confused as to this thread. How can you "barely hear" what you have never heard?
     
  2. DitrasetMan

    DitrasetMan Nassau Grouper

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    I meant with respect to the ascent alarm. I only heard (barely) the beep underwater when I forced it to beep by going in and out of dive mode.
     
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  3. DuboisP

    DuboisP Manta Ray

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    if you want to be sure to hear a Suunto alarm, you have to put the computer under your hood.
    every Suunto owner will agree.
     
  4. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As a Suunto fan, I half suspect Suunto believes that their relatively quiet beep is an advantageous feature, not a disadvantage, just as Suunto apparently believes that the relatively conservative RGBM algorithm is an advantageous feature. Suunto does seem to have certain design biases that not everyone shares. I turn all audible alarms off anyway, since I find loud beeping obnoxious. And as I've said in other threads, the conservative algorithm appeals to me.
     
  5. Chill Diver

    Chill Diver Nassau Grouper

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    Diving in Canada, I always use a 7mm hood. No way can I hear my cobra 3 beep. Maybe on a warm water dive trip?
     
  6. DitrasetMan

    DitrasetMan Nassau Grouper

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    Newbie dive question: what is a hood?
     
  7. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

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    It is an extension of that annoying extra layer of thermal protection that us "non-warm water snobs" have to wear :D.......many of us while diving in a saline deprived solution.
     
  8. ScubaSteve1962

    ScubaSteve1962 Manta Ray

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    A hood either comes on a vest or a collar to keep your head warm, it only leaves mouth, nose and eyes exposed the water. If you dive during the winter months, you'll see someone wearing one. Yes, even in Miami.

    SCUBA Diving Hood | Hooded Vest: Wetsuit Wearhouse
     
  9. kroorda

    kroorda Nassau Grouper

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    I agree, 'no news (beeping) is good news' from a dive computer. However, if a person does do something wrong (none of us are perfect), a beep to let us know certainly does not hurt. In fact, it HELPS..... and for some divers, may be just what is needed to wake them up and make them pay attention. The alarms and beeps are there for a reason (as a reminder). If they are so faint that they can't be heard, then it defeats the purpose of having the alarms there at all.

    We also should not speed in our cars. But, according to Dr.Mike's theory we don't need police to slow us down when we are 'in violation'.
    If a fellow diver isn't paying attention, I'd rather that their computer beep at them, rather than having that person get DCS and ruin a dive trip for everyone on a liveaboard.
     

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