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Dive logger, watch or computer

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by ATJ, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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    I'm looking for a dive watch, dive computer or dive logger to replace my 12 year old Citizen Cyber AqualandNX that has just died. I still have my 17 year old Citizen Hyper Aqualand but I know that it will be dead too once the battery goes.

    I need something with:
    * A display
    * logs depth and temperature at 3 to 10 second intervals
    * logs the dive start time to hour:minute:second

    I have been using the Citizen watches to determine the depth at which I take my photos as described here Determining the depth of my dive photographs - Andrew Trevor-Jones - Nature Photography although I have automated it much better than described 9 years ago.

    I have a Oceanic Atom 3.0 as my dive computer but I can't use it for this purpose as it doesn't log the seconds of the dive start time so I can't synchronise with the camera accurately enough.
     
  2. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

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    I should have mentioned that I have looked at a number of dive computers but none of them seem to provide the second of the dive start time, only hour and minute.
     
  3. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

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    Does the Shearwater Perdix AI log the dive start time in hh:mm:ss or just hh:mm?
     
  4. Saicho

    Saicho Nudibranch aficionado ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The Shearwater Desktop application currently only displays the start time in hh:mm but if you export to XML it will be recorded as
    <startDate>Sun Sep 3 11:44:33 2017 UTC</startDate>

    Log interval is every 10 seconds. Hope that helps
     
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  5. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

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    It does. Thank you very much.

    Can the log interval be changed? 10 seconds is OK but 5 would be much better.
     
  6. Saicho

    Saicho Nudibranch aficionado ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Doesn't appear so based on anything I've run across
     
  7. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

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    OK, thanks.
     
  8. Katelubinski

    Katelubinski Garibaldi

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    Location: USA
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    I prefer keeping track of my dives online, so I use the website dive.site as a logbook.

    It's really cool that I can keep not just my dive logs there, but I can also store my diving pictures and use the interactive dive map to explore new dive sites or chart my own.

    I've been looking for a service like this for a long time, but the ones I've found before this one are slow and their interface is not as nice.
     
  9. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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    I have no access to the Internet when I'm underwater.
     

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