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D3 Reliability Poll

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What's your D3 experience?

  • No Problems :D

    Votes: 39 68.4%
  • Problems - but now I'm satisfied :)

    Votes: 6 10.5%
  • Problems - I'm quite unsatisfied :(

    Votes: 7 12.3%
  • Proud owner of a $220 paper weight :vangry

    Votes: 5 8.8%

  • Total voters
better freedive instrument?

Hello all,

I see most of you have lots of practice with D3.
I want to buy an instrument for freediving purpose only. For now I have chosen D3 but...
Is D3 the best I can get? Money is not problem. I see that scuba models are much more expensive and that's normal. Is there any model that combines freedive and scuba features and worths more than D3 regarding only freedive features?
Please, give me an advice.

The Suunto mosquito combines freediving and scuba features. Costs roughly 100$ more than the D3.
It's freediving abilities are almost identicle. Sample time for the freediving mode is 2 seconds instead of 1 (which I don't think matters at all) and it has a few less timer counters, not sure exactly about that.
I used my mosquito only for freediving so far and it served me well.
D3 has prettier colors though. :)
I would agree with Michael - Mosquito is nice. From reading this - prob more reliable too - but if you need compettion style info get the D3 - for training/rec the Mosquito is fine.

Bill said:
It's been spoiled with a bath in warm, fresh water as soon as I get out and never used with out the guard.

Could you give some more precisions ? You mean that you got some problems connected with warm water ?

What do you call the "guard" ?
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