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Old 9 September 2018, 23:33
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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy View Post
Be careful with the go to 50' and then linger at 20'. I am sure they have computers for this now, but back in the day of manual dive planning, we dove the entire dive at the 50' settings.
Glad you mentioned that- I read many of the threads here debating dive computers vs. tables, and brought that up to my instructor today. I mentioned I wanted to learn to use tables before the computer, and he said that was a good idea but table diving doesn't allow for multi-level dives so we could be sacrificing bottom time using tables.

I told him that I'm not opposed to using a computer, but I want to learn to dive using nothing but tables with analog gauges, watch, and notepad.

The computer is a nice luxury, I just don't feel comfortable depending on it with my beginning dives.
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