Use Apps to Improve Your Diving

Dive computers have changed the world of diving, and are commonplace now.  They help us extend our bottom times, track critical dive information, and, let’s face it, they’re just plain easier to use than the dive tables.  But computers and smart devices also have the capability of providing us with a wealth of information to plan, execute, and track our dives.  Here are a few of my favorites, and how I use them.  Some of them weren’t really intended for Scuba Divers, but we won’t let that stop us from using them and having a great dive!  Finally, please note that I’m not affiliated with any of these software producers.  They’re just cool programs that I’ve found to improve my diving.

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UWATEC Galileo Luna and Sol Recall

ScubaPro has notified the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that it is voluntarily recalling 1,486 UWATEC Galileo Luna and Sol dive computers sold in the United States beginning May 7, 2015.  This provides you with information on the recall along with details on the logistics that will be used to complete the recall.

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Invalid Hydro Stamps on Scuba Cylinders

The Department of Transportation is seeking assistance from divers to identify Scuba Cylinders with an invalid Retesters Identification Number (RIN).  The RIN is applied after hydrostatic testing, which must be performed every five years to ensure Scuba Cylinders are in a safe condition.  It identifies which facility performed the hydrostatic test.  Each facility performing these tests is required to be licensed and verified to ensure public safety in the testing and handling of Scuba Cylinders.

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