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Deciding which computer.....help!

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by Major_rage, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Major_rage

    Major_rage Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Clinton, Pa
    So we have been leaning toward the deep6 excursion especially with it being on sale right now for $200. However the peregrine is also one that we've been looking at. Keep in mind we are having to buy 2 at the same time. Neither of us plan on going into tech diving. She is just getting her OW and im starting my advanced. Would the excursion be enough for us or is it worth spending the extra 250 for each peregrine? Any thoughts on the deep6 excursion and peregrine would be extremely helpful.
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  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    There are 3 relatively inexpensive computers running Buhlmann. The Excursion is at a great price of $200. Handles deco a bit oddly, might not be at all important to you. The Atmos Mission One is on sale for $310. The Peregrine will cost you the $450.

    In addition, the Oceanic Geo 4, running DSAT, is currently on sale for $300, a really nice computer
  3. Landau

    Landau Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vancouver
    The display of the Perigrine will be much easier to read but the excursion you can use are a regular watch.

    Really a matter of preference here both are fine computers
  4. greeniguana

    greeniguana ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    I have a mission one and a perdix. Rec dive profile wise, they are almost identical, even on repetitive dives. The M1 is a good deal for $309. I have been wearing the M1 daily, reading my text messages and email is convenient and it's about the same size as the GShock I normally wear. The GPS has been convenient for spearfishing too.
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  5. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Nomad
    Atmos Mission One is the way to go.
  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    Get the D6 Excursion.
  7. Barnaby'sDad

    Barnaby'sDad ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Virginia
    I like my Peregrine, but if you’re just getting going and having to buy a lot of gear (I’ve noticed your other threads) and money is tight...I’d say get one of the two less expensive options for now. Later on, you can always upgrade if desired when some $$$ frees up.
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  8. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    I believe in redundancy even in recreational diving because I have experienced computer failure under water twice. NO big deal but I have to call the dive rather than staying above my buddy.
    My suggestion: 2 Deep 6 Excursion and 2 other cheapo for both of you.
    I won't pay more than $250.00 for any computer for rec dive.
  9. Major_rage

    Major_rage Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Clinton, Pa
    I really appreciate all the response. Yeah having to start over with all new gear adds up rather quick..lol I think the excursion will do everything we need for now and even works as backup if and when we decide to get another. Far to many choices. Gets overwhelming rather quickly.
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  10. Tournesol2000

    Tournesol2000 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Toronto
    +1 on the Deep6. For that price! That’s a deal
  11. KenGordon

    KenGordon Rebreather Pilot

    I have a couple of Shearwater computers but I am not a fan as they are generally expensive. SB people like to push the most expensive thing constantly. For entry level I would recommend something like a Zoop or the equivalent Aqualung. I would even recommend an Oceanic before the Deep 6 despite thinking Oceanic are a bunch of robbing bastards due to some failed regulators. If you think your choices does come down to the Peregrine vs the Excursion then certainly buy the Peregrine. It is a completely capable computer. It only lacks CCR and Trimix and diving those is so expensive the cost of replacing the Peregrine would be lost in the noise.

    Deep 6 stuff is not for sale where I live and I was banned from the main Excursion thread presumably because I called into question their understanding of software development, so take my views with a grain of salt,
  12. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    Oceanic GEO 2.0 for $240.00
    Aqualung i100 for 199.00

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