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What Brand to Choose When You Buy a Dive Computer


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So you have made the wise decision to invest in a dive computer.  That's good to hear. . . we are big proponents of never getting into the water without our own computers.  It's nice to hear that more and more divers are deciding to buy dive computers and on top of that, actually going online to read and learn about the different brands.  Although the majority of the dive computers in the marketplace are good quality and will share a lot of the same features, it is still very smart to do your research so that you are confident that you are getting the best fit for you.

Whether you already know which dive computer brands are the most desirable and dependent or whether you are looking for someone to guide you in the right direction, this information should come in pretty handy for you.  We have spent many years in the water and have shared a lot of experiences in regards to our dive computers.  The best way to learn about the brands is to talk to your fellow divers and divemasters.  So without further introduction, let's jump into the important stuff.

One of the first names that will usually come out of an experience diver's mouth is Oceanic.  This company prides itself on being the top innovator in the scuba equipment industry and they have not failed us in their mission.  The founder of the company, Bob Hollis, was one of the people who introduced the concept of the dive computer in the 80's.  The Oceanic team is made up of quality design and product development experts and each year their products are lighter, smaller and more user-friendly.  The top selling dive computer at Oceanic is the Atom, version 1.0 and 2.0.  If you buy a dive computer from Oceanic, you can rest assured that your new equipment will enhance your diving experiences.

The other dive computer brand that is at the top of the list is Suunto.  This company is known as the world's leading manufacturer of wrist computers and compasses.  When you are looking to buy a dive computer that has the most advanced technology, there is no need to look further than Suunto.  Their D9 computer is the world's first to integrate a digital compass and a wireless tank data reception.  They also know how make good-looking product. . . check out the Stinger in steel or titanium, which I would wear out to dinner!

Hopefully this information has helped you gain a better sense of where to start in your research.  As long as you shop around and take advantage of the some of the sales online, you will not be disappointed in your purchase.  Good luck and congrats on making the decision to buy a dive computer.

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- Elidel


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