How do you use Mac Dive when you dive with 2 computers?

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How do you use Mac Dive when you dive with 2 computers?

Post by mikemike » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:52 pm

Hi,

I usually dive with both a primary and backup computer (one on each wrist), especially on deco dives. Both computers are identical and I'm not super diligent that, e.g., serial #X always goes on the right wrist. (Perhaps I should be?)

I know I'm definitely not the only person who does this, and I was wondering how others in this same boat manage things with Mac Dive. Downloading dives from the dive computer to Mac Dive tends to be cumulative (i.e., download all dives that aren't already in Mac Dive), so I either need to put a mark on one of the computers and never/only download that one, or I just download everything and then manually delete the duplicates?

Does anyone have a more-elegant solution that they use?

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: How do you use Mac Dive when you dive with 2 computers?

Post by ManateDiver » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:15 am

I created two divers. One with my name on it, and another called "Back Up," I associate one computer to each diver. Download both computers and they are properly separated.

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Re: How do you use Mac Dive when you dive with 2 computers?

Post by nick » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:43 am

The dive numbers can be associated to a computer so you just have duplicates of everything with the same dive numbers (actually that’s currently the default mode). Or you could download all and tag the ones you want and use a smart log or the tag to represent your “main” dives as well.

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