Re: Logging computer dives

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on September 30, 2001 at 20:34:44:

In Reply to: Logging computer dives posted by Ed L. on September 30, 2001 at 15:07:39:

I don't know that there is a "proper" way, but this is what I do.

I log every dive in a spreadsheet (MS Works). I generally do not note depth and time but do note date, dive # (I always start with #1 at the beginning of each year), dive site, buddy, and any comments like what we saw, water conditions, overall experience, etc. If you should choose to log depth/time, I'd suggest you simply use max depth and total bottom time, and perhaps note what computer you used.

You are correct about the possibility of ending up "bent" should you try to compute your mutli-level computer dive with single-level dive tables. However, the fallacy in this logic is forgetting that computers and tables are apples and oranges - they operate/calculate differently and you really can't do a direct comparison between the two (unless you did an absolute square profile on a computer and then converted to a table, but that wouldn't be multi-level, which then negates the whole premise).

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, Ca.

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