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Do you download your dive computer data?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by gr8jab, May 8, 2019.

Do you download and save dive computer data?

  1. Every time, religiously, and anyone who doesn't is going to die die die.

  2. Meh, sometimes, if I remember, or there is an interesting profile.

  3. No, that's totally boring and I'm busy sleeping/eating/diving to bother.

  4. What? I can do that?

  1. maj2

    maj2 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Windsor, Ontario Canada
    I do for every dive, but frankly could care less what anyone else does with their dive data. My data, my log, and that's it.
  2. Mr. Sunday

    Mr. Sunday Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Seattle-WA-USA
    Not going to vote on that poll as its questions are off imo.

    I download my dives if and when its convenient. The Perdix just makes it so damn easy no reason not to.
    Snoweman likes this.
  3. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
    I keep a very detailed dive log (and have automated it as much as I can). I download the data from 3 of the 4 dive computers I carry on my dives (can't have too much redundancy can you?) and what ends up in the log is a mix of the data from the three (Perdix AI for the gas data, Garmin Descent Mk1 via MacDive for the bulk of the data, Citizen HyperAqualand for depth and temperature data until Garmin fix the temperature logging bug).

    I try to write up a detailed account of the dive including what I did and didn't see so I can go back in a year or so time and work out how often I saw a specific seahorse, or anglerfish, etc. I dive the same few sites all year around so it is useful information for me.

    If I get time, I also add photographs to the log.

    I know it is overkill and I'm somewhat (OK, very) obsessive but it keeps me off the streets when I'm not diving. I appreciate not everyone is as obsessive as me.
    TTPaws and descend like this.
  4. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: same ocean as you
    I'm taking Tolstoy to a singles bar instead
    Not such a bad idea really
  5. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Albany, NY
    Usually after I'm home from the trip whenever I think about it. Bluetooth and the Shearwater Cloud make it straightforward.
  6. Saboteur

    Saboteur Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Earth
    I log the dive details (dive site, pressures in and out, buddy or DM name etc.) in my log book at the end of the day and download the digital information and consolidate it all at the end of the vacation at home.
  7. caruso

    caruso Banned

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island, NY
    AI computers provide starting, ending and SAC rates to the logbook upon upload and my dive computer uses special "face recognition" and "geographical dive site recognition" to determine which buddy and dive site so I don't have to write down anything.

    Ok I made up the last part but it would be cool if it could do that.
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  8. thatmark

    thatmark ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Baltimore, MD
    I download all my dives into Subsurface when I get back home and use their cloud sync to transfer to my PC, phone, and iPad. I log gas used, exposure protection, weights, and dive site info for future reference. It’s helpful for me in remembering what I used for a particular trip but even more helpful for answering questions from other divers. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been having a conversation about a dive site and pulled out my phone to check what the temp was, depth was, etc... for somewhere I’ve been that they are going.

  9. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

    It can but you have to sell your firstborn to the Almighty AI. Snap a GPS-tagged shot of your buddy topside, upload it to google and let it run its face recognition-fu. It'll take a little scripting to pull the data out of google and inject into your divelog.

    Your buddy will tell you what sort of fine-tuned targeted ads they see on SB pages.
    caruso likes this.
  10. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Using the Garmin Descent Mk1 and MacDive you pretty much get the "geographical dive site recognition" but then you lose starting and ending pressures because it doesn't have AI.
    caruso likes this.

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