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    I am locking for a small combined plotter/sonar device to aid diving trips to gps locations.
    The plotter to take me to the co-ordinates, but once there the divers will require a good imaging depth sonar so they can actually see when we above the wreck or such.
    split screen springs to mind

    Had a quick look at Garmins website the GPSMAP551s seems to fit the bill

    What does the panel think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade_Master View Post
    I am locking for a small combined plotter/sonar device to aid diving trips to gps locations.
    The plotter to take me to the co-ordinates, but once there the divers will require a good imaging depth sonar so they can actually see when we above the wreck or such.
    split screen springs to mind

    Had a quick look at Garmins website the GPSMAP551s seems to fit the bill

    What does the panel think?
    I have the 555s with forward looking sonar on the centre console boat. Never let me down even in the heat of summer.

    I prefer them to Raymarine...
    Boating is the only thing that keeps me sane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade_Master View Post
    I am locking for a small combined plotter/sonar device to aid diving trips to gps locations.
    The plotter to take me to the co-ordinates, but once there the divers will require a good imaging depth sonar so they can actually see when we above the wreck or such.
    split screen springs to mind

    Had a quick look at Garmins website the GPSMAP551s seems to fit the bill

    What does the panel think?
    We are also considering a 551s or S.H.180 to replace the original sounder. Plotter function will be a backup for our "big" Simrad. Current sounder only works when it feels like it and anyway a Fishfinder display is far more informative.
    I also would be interested in other's thoughts re. what to buy.

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