Reply to post: Why run out of air?

Suunto settles scary scuba screwup for $50m: 'Faulty' dive computer hardware and software put explorers in peril


Why run out of air?

Why would someone run out of air? Surely as part of your dive plan, you will have considered how much air you need, and arranged to take enough?

If I was planning a no-stop 30m dive, say 18mins, I know a 12l cylinder will be enough - if I'm 18mins into that dive and my gauge still shows a full cylinder, I wouldn't just stay there for another 18mins!!!! This person died due to blindly trusting the artificial brain rather that their own. What happened to the buddy in this situation? If this person ran out of air much quicker than the buddy, then perhaps they should not have been diving to 30m or have had a larger cylinder.

Anyway, seeing as they sell the same models globally, what are Suunto doing for the UK divers?

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