- Reaction score
- Castle Rock, CO
- # of dives
- 100 - 199
Normal radio does not work well or at all underwater, especially in salt water.
Sure, the range is tiny but it worked for Oceanic, Aqualung, Shearwater, etc for the last 20 years. I'm sure Garmin had their reasons for changing, maybe to get better range when monitoring your buddy's transmitter. Since tucking it away on the side of my BCD with a short hose, it has been mercifully 'silent' so I won't complain about it anymore.