Do you still use dive tables and written logs in the days of computers and smart phones?

+3 votes
asked Apr 19, 2017 in Scuba Diving by George1224 (5,147 points)

5 Answers

+2 votes
answered Apr 19, 2017 by Pablo (1,108 points)
Yes, written logs can keep track of what you saw, how you felt, new friends etc. I plan every dive with tables, and back the information up with my computer. It gives me a safety margin, and I don't have to worry about loss of power, or flooding.
+1 vote
answered Apr 19, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I honestly still use the dive tables and written logs, the reason is I do not like taking my phone on the boat or beach with me, I just try and enjoy the moment and not be distracted by my phone. I also like my dive tables and written logs, because it does not get low on batteries and if I am out on a multi dive and your phone dies you may be S.O.L.
+1 vote
answered Apr 26, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
Once I started using dive computer and backup dive computer watch, I stopped using tables except for planning my dive.  Once back on shore, I still logged my dives the old fashioned way in my log book.  The watch and computer was initially expensive but I like the redundancy and as a natural born worrier, it was well worth the investment
+1 vote
answered May 18, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
I still have my chart and calculator but now use my computer which is fine for me. I was surprised that they don't even teach the tables anymore in OW classes. I get that the computers are the new way but it should still be introduced to the students.
0 votes
answered Apr 19, 2017 by barbie1020 (63 points)
My dive computer.
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