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Old 11-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default what do you use for your dive computer?

Thinking about upgrading my Mares puck to something better, preferably air integrated. Been looking at the Oceanic Plus Pro 2.1:

http://www.leisurepro.com/m/Product/...CategoryId=954

Anyone have this? Any other recommendations? I'm digging the big display on that oceanic...
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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The pro-plus 2 is a great computer. Full featured and easy to use - plus it's got a huge screen that is easy to see for those of us whose arms are getting too short. We sell quite a few of them - and we beat leisure pro's price on it.

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The pro-plus 2 is a great computer. Full featured and easy to use - plus it's got a huge screen that is easy to see for those of us whose arms are getting too short. We sell quite a few of them - and we beat leisure pro's price on it.

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Thanks, Jim! Just started looking so I didn't know y'all had it. Next time I'm in the shop I'll take a look at it!
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We sold out of them yesterday. We should have some more in on Friday.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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I have been using the pro since the first on came out. They are great I use mine probably a little more than usual and about every three years it has to go back for reconditioning. But like I said I do use mine quite a bit I would guess a recreational diver should if not abused get a lifetime out of there's.
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I hear good things about the Liquivision dive computers. Th Kaon model may be worth looking.

Since I also need rebreather support, I am looking at the X1 and Xeo models. Since Liquivision computers are pricey, I am waiting for someone to put them on sale.

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I hear good things about the Liquivision dive computers. Th Kaon model may be worth looking.

Since I also need rebreather support, I am looking at the X1 and Xeo models. Since Liquivision computers are pricey, I am waiting for someone to put them on sale.

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Thanks for the info. Just checked them out and they look pretty good, although I'm a little at odds with myself. I like having a wrist computer, but I would like to have something air-integrated (and not wireleas) so I don't know if the liquivision or the Oceanic would be a better option. Thanks again!
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Run (do not walk) away from Suunto dive computers!
why do you say that??

I've dove a couple for longer than I care to say and never had any issues except needing the occasional battery changed. I normally dive backup computers...one is a cochran commander, the other is a dive rite trio. I've noticed that it presents the same dive profiles as both of those, so if it's an algorithm problem, I'd have to say that Dive Rite and Cochran have the same "problem" Anyway, I've made a few dives on multiple Suunto's (Viper, Cobra and one other, can't remember the name now) For me, they've never been an issue.
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I use a puck and zeagle n2ition 3. Love the zeagle (hate the digital compass). In march I will be purchasing the shearwater petrel.
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I have a question. What other features do you get that a typical recreational nitrox diver might use from upgrading to a higher end computer. Heck, I dive a puck and I just need to know when to come up and when I can go back down and for how long. What other features are basic nitrox divers using that the basic nitrox computer does not provide? I am curious because I just don't know.

I don't ever want air integrated unless it's just a back up to my trusty simple air gauge.
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