Posted by herb miller on February 20, 2001 at 18:10:00:
In Reply to: Nitek3 v Abyss Explorer..and users? posted by Otter on February 18, 2001 at 12:58:58:
just looking over the posts and thought i could give some help here
i have used the nitek3 and found it to be a good reliable unit for the price
it is only justifiable if you are going to switch o2 enriched gases.
it is hard to see in limited visibility as has no backlight capability
it does not have trimix or fixed po capability.
i have just taken delivery of the abyss explorer.
it is a well built unit and has an awesome gas switching capability.it does have backlit capability. it can be configured in nitrox or mix types. you can change batteries yourself.i have not had it in the water yet because i want to get totally famaliar with it. abyss provides a neat simulator to use.
not like the other units i have bought over the years which give you a manual to memorize. the simulator lets you actually run dives and see how the unit reacts. some reviews are coming in. one in uk said it performs great. another in s. africa has had a problem in the fixed po mode.
i suspect it will have some bugs as did the vr unit when it came out. naturally i will be wearing a back up unit in case. it is great to finally see a trimix computer on the market that is made in usa.
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