up to four divers may share a computer.
Are dive computers necessary?
For many people, an ascent rate monitor may be the most important reason to buy a dive computer. Every diver – and even none-divers – knows the dangers of coming up too quickly, and every diver does all they can to keep within the safe limits.
To navigate with a compass, simply face the direction you want to go, hold the compass level straight out front and note the position of the North arrow relative to the lubber line. The reference marks on the rotating bezel make it easy to set that course.
Do commercial divers use dive computers?
USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber 1 Big Fisherman Cove, P.O. Box 5069 Avalon, CALIFORNIA 90704 U.S.A. Dive computers are standard pieces of equipment in recreational, scientific, and military diving. However, many commercial diving regulations state that they cannot be used to determine decompression status.
When planning a dive with a computer I use the plan?
Refer: Using Dive Computers and Tables I – Planning Dives with Your Computer. With most dive computers, you scroll depths in 3meters increments, displaying maximum time allowed per depth. Thus, you plan dives with your dive computer by activating it and scrolling the no stop limits.
Should you accidentally exceed your dive computer’s no decompression limit?
As a recreational diver, you should never plan to exceed, or even dive right up to, the no-decompression limits), but if you accidentally find yourself past your dive time or maximum depth and running to deco, it’s good to know what to do.
How close should I stay to my dive buddy?
As a general rule, you should aim to stay an arm’s distance from one another. This ensures you’re close enough to respond in an emergency situation, but far away enough that you won’t be irritating one another.
Can you use a dive computer for freediving?
Preparation. “A freediving computer helps you prepare on the surface for a dive,” Ute says. You can use the dive computer to time different breathing exercises, to keep track of your warm up dives, and to tell you when you should commence the dive.”
Do I need a dive computer for freediving?
You do not need a dive computer for freediving. However, it is helpful to have one if you’re looking to dive deeper or hold your breath longer. You can dive along a freediving line to know how deep you are, but it’s much easier to simply check the bottom time on your wrist.