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What Computer ?SPG setup and System ?

Discussion in 'New Divers & Those Considering Diving' started by Nisso13, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Marshall Islands and Westminster, Co
    I saw it in a virtual DEMA virtual meeting with my AL distributor in Honolulu. It looks livery similar to the Peregrine but I think has the features of an i300. I know it is coming soon...just when is up to AL
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  2. Zef

    Zef Scuba Instructor

    We have suuntos computers in bungee mounts on wrist/forearm. My wife and I use Vyper Airs with transmitters mounted on short hp hoses. We still have SPGs but mostly because there has not been any impetus to remove them from our 1st stages (that should be read as too lazy to take them off)....and besides if we remove them, we will need to "remember" to take them with us as part of the save-a-dive kit...with them attached they are unlikely to be forgotten when packing the car for a dive...again, keeping them attached is just a manifestation of my laziness.

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  3. Nisso13

    Nisso13 Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Miami
    :) thank you. now i know that i need "save-a-dive kit... :facepalm:
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  4. David Novo

    David Novo Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Porto, Portugal, Europe
    And that is a never ending story :D
  5. yle

    yle Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southern California
    This is a valid, and important, point. The Suunto pressure sensor failure was limited to one or two models (I know one was the Cobra, and I think there was a second model), but the issue is that Suunto didn't handle the situation... at all. This kind of problem with Suunto arises because they farm out their distribution: until around 2016, Aqualung was Suunto's distributor in the US; since then it's been Huish Outdoors. All of the pressure sensor complaints were directed to the distributor; the distributor claimed it was Suunto's problem, not theirs. Suunto redirected people to the distributor. So no one wanted to take responsibility for fixing the problem... until the lawsuit.

    As much as I like my Suuntos, I'd be willing to bet this "not my problem" issue between Suunto and their distributor (now Huish...) hasn't been resolved.
  6. JasmineNeedsGills

    JasmineNeedsGills Contributor

    I like Suunto specifically because the caution in the calculations. Almost all models are wrist/watch style these days. I think the only current console style they do is the Cobra 3, which has the benefit of being hose air integrated and having an electronic compass built in too, so cuts out a lot of clutter, but even they are pretty thin on the ground now. You'll get much better value and choice with wrist mount, to be honest, even though I personally prefer the console style.
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  7. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
    I had two computers listed on the recall.

    What got me was both were bought from authorized dealers and registered. Suunto did not notify me of the recalls (the other computer had another safety recall). I found out about both recalls here.

    I did the recalls and sold both, never again will I buy a Suunto and I cannot recommend them.

    OP computer is a very personal choice console vs wrist is personal preference. What conditions do you dive in? Limited VIS? Do you have any vision problems? All these factors effect your choice.
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  8. Nisso13

    Nisso13 Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Miami
    i finely pull the trigger on the Atmos Mission One Dive Computer and separate small SPG form Cressi . i know it is not the best, but for what i do it will serve me. i was also thinking i can always upgrade... i also like the fact that i can use the Atmos as a regular watch during my trips . next week i will put it to test . going to dive at Lady luck ship wreck (135ft) of Pompano Beach- FL . Thank you for all the advice guys
  9. JasmineNeedsGills

    JasmineNeedsGills Contributor

    I suspect you're right. Distribution is a big cost - there's a big inventive to keep it farmed out if you can, especially in a sector that's hardly booming, and esp in North America, away from their home market.

    Thankfully my Cobra has been good as gold and I'm super-fond of it, but I'm fully aware I've been lucky. Not looking forward to when the time comes to replace it.
  10. B Wade

    B Wade New

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Jasper, AL
    AL i770r

    brass n glass 2”

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