I have been using an Aladdin 2G dive computer since I started diving in 2012. It has been a nice simple computer that tracked my dives and nitrogen load with good precision. The only part of it that I really didn’t like was the fact that it used an infrared port to upload data. This was tough back then and I needed a special usb IR port to be able to get the data from it, but I was able to make it work for 71 Dives.

With my father diving again, I have been slowly getting him geared up to join me in the water more often. When we went diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia he struggled a lot with his snorkeling fins, so for his birthday, I wanted to get him a good pair of dive fins that matched my travel fins. After calling and traveling to a large number of scuba shops in key largo (It was a hard job but someone had to do it) I wasn’t able to find the fins I wanted to get him on the island. Specifically the ScubaPro Jet Sport fins, the main feature of these that I love is they give a great hand hold for getting on and off boats with them.

After a bunch more phone calls I found what I needed in Ft. Lauderdale, and up north I went. While I was at the shop I looked at all the fancy dive computers

and took a special look at the Aladin Sport dive computer. The main difference from my current computer is that this one supported Bluetooth and modern dive logging apps. Since a dive computer is one of those items that often costs extra to rent then you always have to figure it out, I decided to upgrade mine to have it work with my phone and then give my older one to my father so that he will have one as well. This means he only needs to rent a reg and bc when he dives now.

I also upgraded my dive logging software to Diving Log 6.0 which is really nice. I love having the large amount of data my dive computer gives me especially when I can now collect and play with it right on my phone. I have all my dives now logged and plotted on this map, I think I have bee very fortunate the past 6 years to dive all over the world.

Written by Luke Kilpatrick