which dive computer to get

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which dive computer to get

Post by Iqjumpuw » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:54 pm

Hey guys

I'm looking to get a new dive computer and wanted your advice.

I don't need anything fancy but I am looking for one with these features:
Air integrated
Has compass built in
Around $500 price tag brand new

I used to have a wrist computer but I wouldn't mind having a console one.

Thanks so much in advance guys!

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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by Norris » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:23 pm

Going from wrist to console?
Can I ask what drove this decision?
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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by mz53480 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:58 pm

I really like my Petrel. Doesn't have a.i. and a little more $ though.
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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by johndo88 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:00 pm

My wife and I use the first generation Cobalt computers. The second generation models have a much faster compass and an even better display. That being said, I wanted to switch to a wrist-mounted computer so I got a Shearwater Petrel 2. No air integration but a ton of other features that put it over the top. My wife wants to make the switch too. If you are really bent on an air integrated computer (bad pun), take a look at the Cobalt 2 (although about twice the budget you had in mind).

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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by Iqjumpuw » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:40 pm

Norris wrote:Going from wrist to console?
Can I ask what drove this decision?


I liked my old wrist computer but I like the idea of not having to put it on and off every time I go diving. I also like the idea of not having to worry about two batteries (transmitter and comouter). It's less streamlined but I wanted to give it a try.

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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by Iqjumpuw » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:02 pm

mz53480 wrote:I really like my Petrel. Doesn't have a.i. and a little more $ though.
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Yeah and I don't need a color screen either. I've checked out cobalt 2 as well and that's way out of my price range it looks like. I'm guessing $500 for a new one is a bit low?

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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by mz53480 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:11 am

Iqjumpuw wrote:
mz53480 wrote:I really like my Petrel. Doesn't have a.i. and a little more $ though.
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Yeah and I don't need a color screen either. I've checked out cobalt 2 as well and that's way out of my price range it looks like. I'm guessing $500 for a new one is a bit low?


you might be able to get a used one for close to that...maybe...??? Happy hunting! :)
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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by BillZ » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:38 am

If you're looking for a console AI computer I have a Cobra 2 with quick disconnect that I'm selling for $250. PM me if your interested.

Here's a link to the Cobra 3 - which is basically the same computer

http://www.primescuba.com/suunto-cobra- ... fgodYSQASA

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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by yadayada » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:39 am

Scubapro has a bunch of seasonal offers on the Galileo Luna which has all the features you are looking for. If you get the right promo you might pay just a little more than your budget for a new item with full warranty (and no, it's not being discontinued)

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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by Tangfish » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:37 am

Here are some good options for you:
https://www.divegearexpress.com/computers

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Re: which dive computer to get

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:47 am

My dive buddy has a Cochran, fully setup for trimix, for 325.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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