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Do dive computers output your dives to a file?
Greg - 7/29/2010 2:48 PM
Category: Equipment
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I own a dive computer, but I’ve never used the computer integration with it. I’m wondering if most dive computers have the ability to output the dives stored to a file that is saved on your local computer. OR is the information only saved within the computer’s software application? Maybe the software application offers an export option.


If an output file is available, what format is it in and can you reply with a sample of how the information looks inside the file or send me a direct message with a copy of the file contents?


Thanks,


Greg Davis
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LatitudeAdjustment - 7/29/2010 3:35 PM
Both my Oceanic and Cochran offer exporting data a$ an option but I’m still using manual input into Giantstride which was written for Win95 and is losing functions with every MS update, the last one really hurt, I can no longer link photos to the dive page :(
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scubaclay - 7/29/2010 3:39 PM


There are a bunch of comkputers that can down load to your pc. I have a Sherwood wisdom with the down load soft ware. I also have a Tusa 800 that has down load capabilities. It is great to see your profiles, and to adjust you diving for better control.


Clay
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Greg - 7/29/2010 4:24 PM


From LatitudeAdjustment: Both my Oceanic and Cochran offer exporting data a$ an option but I’m still using manual input into Giantstride which was written for Win95 and is losing functions with every MS update, the last one really hurt, I can no longer link photos to the dive page :(



Latitude, can you export from Giantstride? If so, what format does it put the export file in? Can you send me a sample of the file?
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Greg - 7/29/2010 4:25 PM
From scubaclay:

There are a bunch of comkputers that can down load to your pc. I have a Sherwood wisdom with the down load soft ware. I also have a Tusa 800 that has down load capabilities. It is great to see your profiles, and to adjust you diving for better control.



Clay, but can you export your dive logs to a file? If so, what does that file look like?
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seawolfdiving - 7/29/2010 5:25 PM


I’m currently diving with an Oceanic computer. This computer can be downloaded to my PC. But, it takes an interface cable and program for the PC.


I usually download to my Lap Top first so that I can view my dive profile on site.


Not sure what format it is. The program came with the computer.
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SaintsReturn - 7/29/2010 10:42 PM
I dive with a Suunto Cobra and it can be uploaded to a pc. I have not done it since i have a mac but my local dive shop always prints them out for me using a data cable that runs an extra 100$. Hope this helps some..
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SCUBASMITTY - 7/30/2010 12:15 AM
I have a galileo SOL it came with a data trak software disk, down load’s from the IR dongle from UWATEC , send me a private msg to my e-mail and I will send you the software disk, 
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scubaclay - 7/30/2010 2:20 PM
Sorry about that, it shows up as a graph, with dept, time etc. everything is very readable.
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tardmaster - 7/30/2010 3:54 PM


Hey Greg,


I dive with the new Mares HD Icon. It downloads information into a "Dive Organizer" logbook plus type software for your pc. you can download the dive organizer software straight from the mares site. You have to go look in the right place to find it, but you should have no problem. let me know if I can help in any way. 
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RAWalker - 7/31/2010 3:25 AM


Greg,


Oceanic computers save the log data to a Access Database file.


Oceanlog software can also export to DL7 Standard.
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RonSubmerged - 7/31/2010 7:40 PM
I have the Cressi Archimedes II computer. It does give output to a pc via USB interface but I do not have it. The interface is half as much as the dive computer and for myself it is easier keeping record in the computer itself, and writing contents into a dive log. I am old school, I like to have a "dive diary" with all my dives and anything cool that happened.
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John_giu - 8/02/2010 9:02 PM
Greg,
I believe I understand you question but even if you could
Strip the raw data from a download, why would you and what would you do with it?
As an example I’m sure you are familiar with Scuba Pro/
Uwatec’s Smartrak. Using an infra-red link the dive data is loaded into the smartrack software interface and even provides Dan template data. The smartrak software is just great, with graph and custom set-ups. So basically one click and you’re done.
So just out of curiosity if you could strip out some raw data in a discernable format what more could you do with it long hand that’s not already being done for you with Smartrak?
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DavidFL - 8/08/2010 11:27 AM
Suunto Dive Manager exports Dive Logs to Microsoft Excel (.csv files; comma separated values)
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ScottUgly - 8/09/2010 1:19 AM
My guess is that most manufacturers will be using proprietary formats. Not sure how well they play with other applications. I have a Uwatec and it uses .slg as the extension.
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SaintsReturn - 9/23/2010 12:53 PM
not sure if your still looking for information on this, but i am in the process of transfering everything to my computer today. Each Manufactor has kits for their computers and depending on their software or third party applications you need to downlide drivers and ports from other websites. I just figured out how to do it on Mac computers but it is alot easier with a PC.