Best Beginner Dive Watch

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It's never easy to pick one specific best dive computer and you really should

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Futhermore, do I really need a dive computer?

Dive computers have become so commonplace and affordable now that there is absolutely no reason not to have one. While I completely and totally feel that all divers need to understand dive tables and their relationship to diving, I feel equally as strong that all divers should have their own dive computer.

At all events, how deep can you dive as a beginner? The industry standard depth limit for recreational divers is 130 feet (39 m) at sea level. During the basic scuba certification, students experience depths of 30-60 feet (9-18 m), and a “deepdive is considered more than 60 feet (18 m).

All the same, why are dive computers so expensive?

The scuba market is rather limited, so there is not the mass demand for the products, as there may be with other ordinary products. Less demand= less production= higher costs.

Do divers wear dive watches?

First off, does any diver really need a dive watch? Short answer, no. The electronic dive computer came into regular use in the late 1980s. You get on a dive boat now, nobody's wearing a watch — well, maybe 10 percent are.

BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Cressi Leonardo, white/black

Cressi Leonardo, white/black
  • A single button Dive Computer makes it effortless to set Air, Nitrox and Gauge modes. Ideal for beginners in Scuba Diving. It is easy to use and easy to read all the information due to the high-definition screen that gives large numerical displays.
  • FO2 adjustable between 21% and 50%. PO2 adjustable between 1.2 bar and 1.6 bar. CNS oxygen toxicity graphic indicator.Three levels of user adjustable conservatism. Visual and distinct, easy-to-hear audible alarms.
  • User-selectable deep stop function. Adjustable unit of measure: imperial or metric. Battery life indicator. User changeable battery. Battery model: CR2430.
  • The interface (not included) uses IR to connect to the diving computer and a USB cable for PC connection. Software compatible with all versions of Windows and with Mac.
  • The Leonardo dive computer is made in Italy by Cressi, a brand pioneer in Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, and Freediving equipment since 1946.
  • The interface (not included) uses IR to connect to the diving computer and a USB cable for PC connection. Software compatible with all versions of Windows and with Mac.
  • The Leonardo dive computer is made in Italy by Cressi, a brand pioneer in Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and Freediving equipment.
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Orient Men's Automatic Stainless Steel Diving Watch, Color:Silver-Toned (Model: FEM75005R9)

Orient Men's Automatic Stainless Steel Diving Watch, Color:Silver-Toned (Model: FEM75005R9)
  • Imported
  • Round watch in stainless steel featuring unidirectional bezel and date window at three o'clock
  • Automatic-self-wind Movement
  • Case Diameter: 44.5mm
  • All Luminous Dial
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Egypt: A Sunken City

Egypt: A Sunken City
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Seac Partner, wrist-mount freediving computer, black, one size

Seac Partner, wrist-mount freediving computer, black, one size
  • Stopwatch and countdown function
  • Records your freediving session up to 99 dives
  • It works with a standard CR2032 battery and is 100 mt water resistant
  • Backlit display
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

Aqua Lung i200 Wrist Computer Teal

Aqua Lung i200 Wrist Computer Teal
  • 4 operating modes. Air, Nitrox, Gauge (with run timer), and Free Dive (tracks calculations to allow unrestricted switching between Dive and Free)
  • User-changeable standard battery and data retention. Uses globally available standard batteries found at supermarkets and drugstores. Maintains settings and calculations between battery changes
  • High visibility LED alarm light. For additional diving safety
  • Switch between up to 2 Nitrox mixes. Mixes up to 100% O2 with no restriction
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Suunto Zoop Novo Wrist Scuba Diving Computer, Blue, Without USB

Suunto Zoop Novo Wrist Scuba Diving Computer, Blue, Without USB
  • Operating modes: air, nitrox, gauge and freedom modes
  • Programmable for 21% to 50% oxygen mixtures
  • Imperial or metric programmable, decompression stop data, audible alarms
  • Back Lite display, easy to read in low light & night conditions
  • Maximum depth display: 330' (100 meters)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

Mares Nemo Wide Dive Computer Wrist Watch

Mares Nemo Wide Dive Computer Wrist Watch
  • New nitrox function: three-different gas mixtures during single dive
  • Wide, high-contrast display with a 170 degree Viewing angle, data displayed in large-size characters
  • 4 buttons easy access simple to use, upgradeable software, hypoallergenic rubber strap, algorithm: mares-wince rgbm
  • Deep stops and safety stop functions, back lighting, user replaceable batteries, mineral glass lens, altitude adjustable, log book function
  • Air, nitrox and bt function modes, precautionary programmable, 492' depth Rating, power indicators, audible alarms, calendar and temperature displays
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Oceanic GEO 2.0 Computer, Slate Blue

Oceanic GEO 2.0 Computer, Slate Blue
  • Powered by Oceanic's Exclusive Dual Algorithm - Your choice between Pelagic DSAT (Spencer/Powell data basis) or Pelagic Z+ (Buhlmann ZHL-16C data basis)
  • 4 Operating Modes: WATCH (Alternate Time, Chrono, Daily Alarm, Countdown Timer), NORM (Air and Nitrox), GAUGE (with run timer) and FREE (tracks calculations to allow switching between NORM and Free)
  • User-Friendly Interface with "Step Back" – allows forward and backward navigation through menus and settings - Switch between up to 2 Nitrox mixes to 100% O2 with no restriction (Gas 1 may be up to 100%, and may be less or greater than Gas 2)
  • Stop times 3 minutes - displays minutes & seconds - Deep Stop with Countdown Timer – Maybe turned on or off. 2 minute countdown at half your max depth, for dives greater than 80 ft / 25m
  • Single button access to "Last Dive" display (max depth & bottom time) - Data Retention - maintains calculations indefinitely when the battery is changed - Audible Alarm with flashing LED light - History Mode includes total number of dives, max depth, total dive hours, and lowest temp
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

SALVIMAR 8000 Adult Unisex Diving Watch, Black

SALVIMAR 8000 Adult Unisex Diving Watch, Black
  • Computer underwater
  • Time of immersion
  • Temperature of the water
  • Alarmes programmables
  • Time spent on the surface, memorization of the data of immersion
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Suunto Zoop Novo Wrist Scuba Diving Computer (Lime)

Suunto Zoop Novo Wrist Scuba Diving Computer (Lime)
  • Air, nitrox, gauge and freedive modes
  • Big clear display with backlight
  • Made in Finland

9 More Questions Answered

Why do divers watch?

Analog diving watches will often feature a rotating bezel, that allows for an easier reading of elapsed time of under one hour from a specific point. ... Upon entering the water, the diver aligns the zero on the bezel with the minute (or sometimes second) hand, allowing the elapsed time to be read from the bezel.

At what depth will water crush you?

Human beings can withstand 3 to 4 atmospheres of pressure, or 43.5 to 58 psi. Water weighs 64 pounds per cubic foot, or one atmosphere per 33 feet of depth, and presses in from all sides. The ocean's pressure can indeed crush you.

Can you scuba dive to the Titanic?

An anniversary deep-sea diving expedition will offer tourists a chance to visit the R.M.S. Titanic, a hundred years after the legendary ship sank to the bottom of the frigid North Atlantic. ... The trip to Titanic's resting place takes about 2.5 hours, and a round-trip dive lasts about 8 to 10 hours.

Is scuba diving dangerous at 30 feet?

Probably one of the greatest scuba diving dangers at 30 feet is an arterial gas embolism. This is because the biggest change in pressure occurs in the first 10 metres (32 feet) of water. The water pressure at 30 feet is twice that of what it is on the surface. If you were to take a deep breath in at just 30 feet.

How much are dive computers?

How much does a dive computer cost? You can expect to pay anywhere from $200 up to $1,500 or even more for a dive computer. It will depend on the capabilities you require. Entry level devices are to be had for under $500 and the ones that provide more features are above that price point.

Do divers use Rolex?

Rolex chose to go the luxury route. Historically plenty of divers would have used a Submariner. Today, I'm sure some people still do, but I'd guess not many. ... To be honest I have not seen many while diving.

Why are dive watches so big?

You think so? The thing about most Seiko divers, especially the JDM models is that although they're big, they're specifically designed for smaller wrists with lower lug holes, smaller lug-lug distance (the Tuna and 6309 come to mind), and made to wrap around the wrist (especially the Sumo and Samurai).

Can you swim with a dive watch?

Yes, you can use your dive watches to swim or shower. ... Diving watches normally have at least a water resistance rating of 20 ATM, which is equivalent to a depth of 200 m or 656 ft.

Are dive watches dressy?

A dive watch is considered casual/sport, so it's technically not appropriate for a formal dress environment.