Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Post by Nik Zapant » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00


I am looking for information regarding the Casio dive watches/"computers".
I just need the basics such as depth gauge ,bottom time and surface interval
I believe one model of such beast is the Casio SNK-100.
One of the local dealers told me that this particular watch is only rated
for 100m and it should not be used for diving (why does it then come with
depth gauge an such). He then tried to sell me the Citizen Aqua-something,
but for about $500 CAN I was not interested.

Any feedback you may be able to provide about the Casios will be appreciated.

thanks,

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Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Post by jfisc.. » Sun, 03 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I don't know about you, but I find it hard to read those tiny numbers
on that watch, especially in low light conditions.  I would tell you
to invest in an electronic depth module for your console.  It will
tell you depth, bottom time, temp, rate of ascent (with warnings), max
depth, surface interval,  and log usually the last 4 or 5 dives.  I
don't know the rate of exchange but they can be aquired for about
$150 US.  They can be wrist mounted if desired (but are a little bulky
for my tastes) (better yet buy a lesser priced dive computer)

 
 
 

Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Post by kwad » Sun, 03 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I know nothing about the casio watches, but have been using one of the
citizen watchs for a year now and find that it would be almost enough for
many divers with the info it provides.

Using the HyperAqualand for diving is nice in that it has only one screen
of info when submerged unlike the us divers scan 4 dive computer which
alternates screens fast enough to be quite maddening when at a safety stop
with no referance.

I really like the print outs that I can get from the watch>computer
interace as well and it has allowed my wife and I to analize and
streamline our diving habits and styles.

Any depth gauge is better than none, but for the money you can purchase a
more user friendly dive computer that will be easier to read underwater
and be a safer tool.

 
 
 

Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Post by Mats Axels » Tue, 05 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>I am looking for information regarding the Casio dive watches/"computers".
>I just need the basics such as depth gauge ,bottom time and surface interval
>I believe one model of such beast is the Casio SNK-100.
>One of the local dealers told me that this particular watch is only rated
>for 100m and it should not be used for diving (why does it then come with
>depth gauge an such). He then tried to sell me the Citizen Aqua-something,
>but for about $500 CAN I was not interested.

>Any feedback you may be able to provide about the Casios will be appreciated.

>thanks,

I bought a Casio  DEP-600C in Hongkong 2 years ago, and have made a lot of dives
with it and I am VERY pleased. I have meet a couple of guys with the DEP-510C and
they had only positive things to said about that watch. I do have a backup analog
depth gauge in my console, and a backup watch.

Look at the page:
http://www.emi.net/boynton/casio/casio1.html

Mats

 
 
 

Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Post by C.K. Ha » Tue, 05 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I like my Citizen Hyper-aqua as a backup depth guage/bottom timer, but
would *not* want to rely on it as a primary instrument.
As indicated by someone above, the numbers are a bit small, and the
lighting ability at night is horrible, the built-in light doesn't
illuminate enough and I found shining a flashlight at the thing was too
hard to aim at the exact spot.

Of course, I also have been *very* under-impressed by the reliability of
my unit.  The "in-water" sensor fails often, and yes, it's been sent back
for service.

So, as a paritially useful backup timer/depth gauge it's OK, but get a
real instrument for your primary.  I bought my H-Aqua for $329, you can
buy a Datamax Sport (full computer with nitrogen uptake calculations) for
$225.
CKH

 
 
 

Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Post by Carl Hein » Wed, 06 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Mats,

I also concur.  I've had my DEP600C for a couple years now too.  SInce
I wear it everyday, I just had the wrist band replaced - was suprised
to find out it was $19.95 from Casio.

I LIKE the profiling feature of it and it has given me impeccable
service.  I use it as a backup against an analog depth gauge and 2
computers.  I have always seen the watch and comptuer agree within 2 '
of each other except when I tested the Air X, which consistently read
different (I think it read shallower) than either the watch or the
Solution.

-Carl-

 
 
 

Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Post by L-A. Whit » Sun, 10 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I have a casio "g-shock". It's a bit big but "keeps on ticking" (well, I
guess they don't tick anymore). Point is it's great. Only 69.95 canadian.
And, it's been to 250ft w/out any after effects.
Laurie-Anne
 
 
 

Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Post by Chuck Ho » Mon, 11 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>I have a casio "g-shock". It's a bit big but "keeps on ticking" (well,
I
>guess they don't tick anymore). Point is it's great. Only 69.95
canadian.
>And, it's been to 250ft w/out any after effects.
>Laurie-Anne

I have a Casio that logs five dives with depth and time.  It is a great
backup to a computer but not a computer in its own right.
 
 
 

Casio dive watch/'computer', any good?

Post by Rocky Daniel » Tue, 12 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>I have a casio "g-shock". It's a bit big but "keeps on ticking" (well, I
>guess they don't tick anymore). Point is it's great. Only 69.95 canadian.
>And, it's been to 250ft w/out any after effects.
>Laurie-Anne

And where were you when the watch was at 250'?  Just curious :)

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Rocky Daniels