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Fireflies

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Advice on Dive computer for a newbie Diver
« Reply #20 on: 14 Apr 15, 15:57 »
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  • Hi fireflies,

    I just purchase a d4i too lol. But it's a old d4i,  not a novo. I read up there isn't a off mode,  meaning to say e dive mode cnnot be off even when swim in a deeper pool?

    I think your question is about gauge mode (aka off mode)
    On d4i novo free dive mode is called off mode.
    On d4i off mode is called free dive mode.

    There is gauge mode for suunto d4i. meaning you don't want to use the dive computer calculated dive times and etc.  Some people want to use their own tables and this will turn on gauge mode. The dive computer will then only measure time and depth without consideration of any previous dives, no-deco dive time, safety stop, no fly time..
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, it's called the free dive mode. It will only measure depth time. And once you change to free mode aka scuba bottom time, the no fly time is 48hrs and you can't switch to nitrox or air mode until the no fly time finish countdown. Also you must remember to switch back to nitrox or air after it finishes countdown 48hrs before your next  diving or it will countdown again in free dive mode.
    I'm looking at the manual and it shows this on page 84

    Just a question though, why do you want to exceed the Conservative dive computer calculation? Are you going to try deco dive or tech dive or something? I think they will use another type of dive computer with deco type of table calculation.
    « Last Edit: 14 Apr 15, 16:22 by Fireflies »
    noob.

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    Re: Advice on Dive computer for a newbie Diver
    « Reply #21 on: 14 Apr 15, 21:37 »
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  • I guess sunnto DC D4I model is good enough for novice and recreational diver.

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    Re: Advice on Dive computer for a newbie Diver
    « Reply #22 on: 11 Jul 15, 13:06 »
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  • I just got a  cressi Leonardo... because compare to Loop.. it have a backlight..
    and later for advance Nitro dive...if I decide to take on..:)

    and the replacement battery of the loop cost nearly $80... for cressi can be self replaced for the battery..
    except of cse Loop branding is more popular..!

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    Re: Advice on Dive computer for a newbie Diver
    « Reply #23 on: 17 Sep 15, 21:36 »
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  • Hi CLoudBerrie,

    Is there any setting to change/ alter the conservative range ?   :)

    dude some computers have normal and conservative options. (suunto zoop, aeris manta, mares puck from my experience)

    some have levels from 1-5 on how aggressive the algorithm allows you to be. (uwatec and aladin stuff, dive rite and more advanced hollis, suunto advanced models etc also from my experience.)

    read your manual carefully and follow the online tutorials...know you computer.. it will keep you safe :)

    Cheers, Tm

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    Re: Advice on Dive computer for a newbie Diver
    « Reply #24 on: 17 Sep 15, 22:00 »
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  • I just got a  cressi Leonardo... because compare to Loop.. it have a backlight..
    and later for advance Nitro dive...if I decide to take on..:)

    and the replacement battery of the loop cost nearly $80... for cressi can be self replaced for the battery..
    except of cse Loop branding is more popular..!

    Actually, Suunto battery replacement cost nothing. You can even change the battery yourself, if you are willing to take the risk. The $80 cost is inclusive of pressure test to ensure there's no leak to your dive computer. A few people I knew had change the battery themselves and then got their computer leak on the first dive.

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    Re: Advice on Dive computer for a newbie Diver
    « Reply #25 on: 18 Sep 15, 00:28 »
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  • A good diver fella gave me a Mares Puck,as im on a very tight budget during my purchase of my gears, He is one of the forumer that had replied in this thread,and im still using it till now.
    38 dives and still the new battery that he replaced for me is still good. :)
    It help me alot learning to use the comp. Its simple and easy to use for begineers like me.
    Thank you,Diver. i appreciate it alot.
    Went to decom twice,and the comp is working well.
    Showing surf time,No fly time,and records dive logs. usefull for me,as im lazy to update my logbook after the day's dive.

    If bought new,it still wont burn a hole in your pocket.
    « Last Edit: 18 Sep 15, 00:32 by sibingai »