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TheNSBkidTheNSBkid Boca RatonPosts: 70 Deckhand
Hi there fellow Floridians, I have been big in fishing all my life (18 now) and I recently have gotten my dive license not long ago. I have experience free diving and spearfishing but I haven't spear fished on tanks yet. I live off 46 in Sanford and was wondering if anyone wants to go diving, springs, river, or ocean I would love to meet up! I am also looking for a used computer! Thanks!


  • IntheslotIntheslot Posts: 342 Deckhand
    Can't help you with the the diving but as far as the computer goes I would not waste my money on a used computer.

    They really don't last a long time  so if you get one a few years old it is on its way out anyway.

    Look online for sales and pick yourself a basis Oceanic Veo for a couple hundred bucks.

    Been using them for years, 1000+ dives, and they work fine. The One model is basic, the Two has another button and alarms.

    Also, different manufactures use different algorythems, some are less or more conservative.A too conservative one lessens bottom time. I always liked the Oceanic as their profile is more liberal. If I was obese, out of shape or had a medical condition then perhaps I wold switch to a more conservative profile. 

  • fasttimesfasttimes Posts: 177 Deckhand
    I have a basic Oceanic DataMax Dive computer - non Nitrox, that I have been using for 24 years and counting. Simple and still ticking. Gets the job done. Nothing wrong with a used dive computer in my book. 
  • TheNSBkidTheNSBkid Boca RatonPosts: 70 Deckhand
    Thanks y'all, I agree, and I am getting a new basic computer! 
  • FletchFletch Merritt Island, FLPosts: 2,496 Moderator
    I agree with the Oceanics. I also like the aggressive (rather, not conservative) model they use. Sherwood computers are built by the same company that builds Oceanics. I switched to them several years back as I prefer the menu system better. Plus you have two buttons on the face of the computer. No need to buy a special console or cut a hole in the side of your existing console. With any computer, if you want it to last, change the battery every year. Although they are tiny, they still off gas over time and pressure builds within the computer housing. Eventually, it can lead to a leak and smoke your computer altogether.
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