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Wrist Dive Computer or Console?

Discussion in 'New Divers & Those Considering Diving' started by Abaco24, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Neilwood

    Neilwood Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Scotland

    If your gear is banging on the reef, you are either diving to close to it or your gear is poorly set up - neither of which is the gears fault.

    If you lose your DC on a boat, you are not being careful enough (unless a freak wave catches the boat throwing everyone off balance). Your computer has no need to be placed on the rail or the deck or anywhere else. Either keep the DC on your wrist while geared up or immediately after removal fit it to your BCD. No chance of losing it or forgetting it.

    Personally I prefer wrist DC to the extent I will probably go for an AI large format, colour screen DC when I eventually upgrade it (backed up by a small SPG for the rare event of a disconnect). All the relevant info in front of me.
    Bob DBF likes this.
  2. wspalding

    wspalding Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Grafton, MA
    For me, this is an easy question to answer; I have both a console computer and a wrist computer and use both. Having a back-up computer can save a day of diving (so says THIS guy who had the battery compartment of his console computer flood on a dive due to a hairline crack).
  3. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    Very true.
  4. KeithG

    KeithG Guest

    i normally take my camera, so wrist works best for me. i normally rotate my computer to the inside of my wrist so i can see it without removing my hand from the camera. this places my computer a few inches away from my view finder...

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