The computer is the diver's best friend. Essential if we want to dive safely. We shouldn't go diving without one !!. And it is important that each person carry their own. Because, despite the fact that we want to stay on the same level as the others, the reality is that your immersion will never be the same as the rest and this can greatly vary the safety times between one person and another.
It calculates in real time the profile of your dive and it will alert you in case you approach the safety limits. Therefore, we ask all Advance Open Water who want to exceed 18 m depth (where DEC times decrease considerably) to bring a computer. In addition, it keeps you informed at all times about the water temperature, dive time, depth, etc.
Having your own computer will allow you to optimize your dive, enjoy it to the fullest and do it safely.
When buying the computer, make sure it has Air and Nitrox mode and a good screen where you can see the numbers. Today, most have it, but it is important.
There are a wide variety of computers on the market from the cheapest to the most advanced and expensive. There are a lot of different specifications and features between models, so how do you know which one is best for you?
To help you we have made a selection of the 3 that we most recommend and then some more from the market.
DEAL FOR: beginners, sporadic diving, computer backup.
MAIN FEATURES: Designed for those who do not want to spend a large amount of money, without losing the quality of a good brand such as Mares. Ideal for beginners, although very worthy even if you have been in the world of sports diving for some time. It is also very useful as a second computer (backup).
It is an extremely intuitive and easy-to-use computer with a large screen. It has the possibility of using various gases and with upgradeable firmware, thus preventing it from becoming obsolete. In addition, you have the possibility of changing the batteries yourself when they run out.
IDEAL FOR: recreational diving and freediving
MAIN FEATURES: Outstanding quality / price ratio. Mares has optimized in this new model all those little "buts" that other previous models of the brand could have. Recommended to enjoy recreational diving in all its facets. Ideal for those who want a wristwatch sized computer at a very reasonable price.
Some relevant features are the possibility of using it in apnea mode, with nitrox or a mixture of two gases. In addition, it has a dive planner outside the no-stop with an extra surface interval function. It is also important to note that you can replace the batteries yourself, avoiding having to send it to the technical service every time they run out.
On the other hand, it has the main functions of a digital clock: date, alarm clock, stopwatch and the possibility of displaying two time zones.
Suntoo Zoop Novo
Ideal for: Recreational diving and Nitrox
MAIN FEATURES: This computer is very common among diving professionals. Thanks to its usefulness and value for money. Whether you are just getting started in scuba diving or looking to explore new underwater adventures, Suunto Zoop Novo has everything you need.
With a large display and easy-to-understand key dive data available at a glance on the high-brightness backlit display. This easy-to-use dive computer includes full decompression functions, five dive modes (air, nitrox, depth gauge, apnea, and off), and a simple menu-based user interface.
As an extra, create a graph about the dive we have made to be able to analyze it and draw conclusions