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Tips on Choosing Dive Computer - Diver's Best Christmas Gift

Tips on Choosing Dive Computer - Diver's Best Christmas Gift
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Dive computer is an essential gear in a diver’s life making their dive experience more pleasurable and easy. Nevertheless what might be challenging is the procedure of choosing the right dive computer from the big choice that exists.

That is what we are going to talk about: the essential features of choosing a dive computer, best sellers, new models.

What’s your diving level?

The choice of dive computer varies between the levels of your dive experience. So buying a new dive computer depends on your needs either as a professional diver or an amateur one.

If you are new in diving, then computer simple in usage will go perfectly for your needs. When underwater you don’t want to spend a lot of time figuring out how that small piece of technology works, and would rather concentrate on getting comfortable breathing and swimming.

Meantime, advanced divers have completely different needs. A computer with additional features like trimix capabilities will be very beneficial.

Is it user-friendly?

Likewise any other device also dive computers might vary between user-friendly and less user-friendly gears. For a computer to be user friendly it should display big numbers, have a high contrast colours and backlist display. Suunto EON Core is a new model which enjoys all these features. Additionally, computers need to be easy to configure and navigate through the modes. Thus, while reading online reviews or consulting with instructors pay attention to those features. Another important note, what is going to be the underwater environment where you dive: is it cold or warm water? In cold water you are more likely to dive with thick gloves, so make sure to have choose a computer having big buttons to make it easy to press them.

How much to pay for a dive computer?

There is a huge market of dive computers where the price varies starting from 300 euros reaching up to 1500 euros. Here you should navigate with your budget and the needs. If you’re a beginner, and have a modest budget, then you can get away with not expensive computer offering all the modern features necessary for your dive. If the price is not an issue, you can surf through advanced features computers such as air integration, a digital compass, and multi gas capability.

Style and Set up

Dive computers come along with two different set ups: wrist or console. Wrist computers provide you with all of the important data that you need to have on your arm. While divers that prefer to have all their instruments together should look for a console dive computer.

Air Integration

Wireless air integration allows you to control your air consumption on your computer with the help of a transmitter. Some models even give the opportunity of controlling the remaining air of a whole group of other divers. This feature is specifically useful for technical dive teams.

2017 Released New Diving Computer's

Suunto Eon Core Suunto EON Core

The compact Suunto EON Core Dive Computer is a great dive companion whether you are just beginning diving or an active diver exploring new depths. The key details of your dive are easy to read from the clear colour display with large, prominent digits, this fully-featured and customizable dive computer is your reliable partner no matter if you’re exploring shipwrecks or admiring the colourful marine life.

  • High contrast color screen with large numbers
  • Always-on LED backlight
  • Visually intuitive, consistent presentation
  • Classic, graphical and prominent view styles
  • Lightweight
  • Rechargeable battery (10-20 hours of dive time with one charge)
  • Use with strap or bungee (bungee sold separately)
  • Simple and easy-to-use interface
  • Flip display
  • Customize features with Suunto Custom Display in Suunto DM5
  • User-updatable software
  • Wireless tank pressure readings from up to 10 Suunto Tank PODs
  • Connect over Bluetooth to Suunto Movescount App
  • Keep a diary and share your adventures and photos in Suunto Movescount
  • Plan and customize easily with Suunto DM5
  • Gauge/Air/Nitrox/Trimix/CCR (fixed point)
  • Suunto Fused RGBM for maximizing dive time
  • No-decompression dive planner
  • Tilt compensated 3D digital compass
  • Guaranteed to 80 m depth

Scubapro Galileo 2

For divers who prefer a console-style dive computer, the G2 Console joins the Galileo family, offering yet another option for handling important dive data. Featuring a cell phone-style portrait-shaped screen, the G2 Console is easy to use, easy to read, and offers a compass with two screen styles. The rugged casing boot protects against bumps and includes hose protection to safeguard the quick disconnect fitting. Data downloading and analysis is easy with full Android/iPhone/PC/Mac compatibility. The G2 Console is designed to go anywhere, and will grow with the new diver – wherever their passion for diving takes them.

  • Cell phone-style screen is familiar and very easy to read at depth.
  • Ultra-durable casing boot protects against bumps and includes hose
  • Protection to safeguard the quick disconnect fitting.
  • Scuba and trimix modes: the trimix mode is disabled from the factory.
  • Activation is easy – no downloading or upgrading is required.

Divestock Bestselling Scuba Computers

Suunto D4i Novo

The Suunto D4i Novo , with silicone strap, comes with manuals, warranty, scratchguards and D-series USB Cable. This fabulous and easily operated device will instantly become your favourite diving companion. Available in a range of inspiring colours like lime, blue, pink or grey or, if you are more of a traditional type, black or white.

Four different dive modes, including freediving, make the Suunto D4i the ultimate diving computer if you are the kind of diver who appreciates a lightweight device that offers reliability and style.

  • USB cable included
  • Perfect fit and lightweight
  • Available in several colours
  • Silicone strap
  • Wireless air integration by choice
  • Built-in planner and detailed logs
  • Four dive modes – freedive, air, nitrox and off
  • May be synced with Movescount to share information and pictures

Scubapro Mantis

A precision blend of sophisticated computer and beautiful timepiece, the MANTIS 1 (M1) is very similar to SCUBAPRO's new M2 in form and function. The M1 is the wristwatch-style dive computer for divers who want the Smart technology offered by SCUBAPRO's ground-breaking Human Factor Diving™ but who don't need air integration or an on-board digital compass.

Developed with SCUBAPRO’s Human Factor Diving approach to product design, Mantis is the only watch-style wrist computer that uses adaptive biometrics to give you a customised dive profile.

  • PVD Coating
  • Maximum operating depth: 120m/394ft
  • CR2032 battery: rated for 2 years/300 dives
  • Full watch functions
  • ZHL-8 Predictive Multi-Gas algorithm
  • Profile Dependent Intermediate Stops (PDIS)
  • Micro-bubble (MB) level selection
  • Heart rate analysis with optional heart rate belt
  • Nitrox settings 21%-100%
  • Gauge mode
  • Enhanced Apnea mode
  • CCR mode
  • Swim mode
  • Logbook

Suunto Zoop Novo

Suunto ZOOP Novo dive computer is a wrist-mounted computer that will not only enhance your time under water; it will also help you be a safer diver without breaking the bank. Its ability to operate in two modes (Air and Nitrox), safety features (decompression stop data, audible alarms, and easy-to-read display), and simple menus mean the ZOOP Novo will provide critical dive data when it is needed quickly and accurately. It employs the reduced gradient bubble model (RGBM), which is an algorithm developed to calculate decompression stops; this algorithm is a model used to determine how much gas is accumulated during a dive and how much time is required at your safety stop(s) to safely surface.

  • Five modes: air, nitrox, gauge, free and off
  • Full continuous decompression algorithm – Suunto RGBM

Built-in dive planner

  • Detailed graphical logs and dive data with your PC/Mac using Suunto DM5 software (no cable in the package – sold as an accessory)
  • Innovative apnea timer for freediving, and a timer in air/nitrox modes