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Subsurface vs Shearwater?

Discussion in 'Dive Software' started by _Ralph, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. _Ralph

    _Ralph Manta Ray

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    Hi all,

    I’ve done a few lazy searches, but never found anything comparing the two platforms, just ‘Subsurface is awesome’ or ‘Shearwater is the best’ kind of comments


    I’ve been using Subsurface for a number of years now, and transitioning to primarily CCR diving the past few years, I don’t know if the shearwater software would show me more info about the dives that subsurface would?

    All my dive computers are either petrel 1 or 2’s at the moment.


    What’s your thoughts on the differences between the two?


    Thanks,

    _R
     
  2. Scuba Scott

    Scuba Scott Instructor, Scuba ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Meh...

    Shearwater software may have access to more of the finer details but I have never looked for them.
    I prefer Subsurface because I like the interface because I am used to it because all my dives are in there because it has dives from other computers before I got a Shearwater and because it has dives from before I used any computer. It is logbook software.
    The Shearwater software is software that goes with a brand of computer.

    My opinion: you need both but use Subsurface. You may have dives you will want to log from a different computer or maybe dives with no computer.
     

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