Some diving computers or watches also
replace the pressure gauges when connected
high-pressure hose or with an adapter for the first stage. You see them
in the regulator's
and in wristbands.
the most important new feature in
several computers is the ability to download the actual profile of your
into a personal computer (PC).
TIP # 1: Never rely on
your underwater diving
computer-watches could fail when you need it most. By using analog
together with diving
computers, your dive will be safer.
TIP # 2: Look
for a diving computer
with a noise or buzzer that will alert you of any problems; like
fast or if you forgot about the decompression stop, etc.
TIP # 3: The
diving computer's face should be scratch-resistant and made
material, the buttons must be big enough to be handled by a diver
TIP # 4: Back lighting is
helpful for night diving or cloudy days
TIP # 5: You must
know your diving computer-watches or you will spend the
whole dive trying to understand it.
TIP # 6: Never rely on
partner's computer to calculate your decompression, use your
own or use
TIP # 7: Check
that the dive
computer turns off automatically or next time you use it, it will be
TIP # 8: Always follow the
instructions in the manual for changing the batteries.
To Choose One
watches that are activated when underwater to calculate the time and
Watches: Others could also provide more information.
only active when underwater or wet to save batteries. Can be removed
the wristband and put on the console.
to measure the pressure on the cylinder.
with pressure gauge and
computer: by just removing the depth gauge from the
console and the computer from the wristband.
conected to the high pressure hose will tell you how much air is left
DATA-MASK: with a LCD inside your mask will provide the
same data as
a diving computer: current depth, elapsed dive time, cylinder pressure,
and dive time remaining.