Types of Dive Computers

Dive computers, also known as dive computers, dive computers or diving computers, are electronic devices that help divers calculate the amount of time they can remain at different depths before they must return to the surface. Dive computers have been in use for over 40 years and were first used by professional divers. Nowadays, recreational divers are more likely to use a dive computer than not because they provide more information about your dive than most other types of diving equipment.

Wrist computer

Wrist computers are the most common type of dive computer and are used by recreational, technical and military divers. They are small and easy to use, but can be difficult to read at depth. Most wrist computers are made for left-handed people, but some brands also make right-handed models.

Hoseless air integrated BCD computers

Hoseless air integrated dive computers are a type of dive computer that is attached to the BCD and does not use a hose to connect to the tank. These computers can be used as long as you have at least one tank of air that’s connected, but can also be used with other breathing gases like trimix or nitrox. The advantage of using this type of computer is that it will automatically account for changes in pressure when you’re diving at different depths, so you don’t need to set anything up manually.

Integrated hoseless BCD computers

Integrated hoseless BCD computers are used by technical divers to calculate the dive profile and no-decompression limits. They can also be used for recreational diving, but it may require you to do some additional calculations on your own using tables or dive planning software.

The computer is typically mounted on the BCD, and its display is often waterproofed so that it does not get damaged if you submerge with it in water.

Air integrated hose mounted computer

BCD computers are dive computers that are worn on the BCD. They can be either air integrated or hoseless. This type of BCD computer is typically used by recreational divers, but it is also popular with technical divers who do not want to wear a separate console computer.

Air integrated hose mounted computers have a transmitter in the housing of the device that transmits data to an accessory cable that connects to your regulator hose and inflator valve. This allows you to see your exact dive information without having to look at any displays on either device (the regulator and drysuit inflator may have some). The downside is that if there is any water inside this connection, then it will not work correctly because there will be no way for you or anyone else using the same equipment set-up as yours would be able to tell if anything was wrong with their own equipment until after they surfaced from their dive!

Hoseless air integrated BCD computers offer many advantages over traditional air-integrated systems: less bulkiness; no need for wires/cables/connectors which could potentially get damaged or lost underwater; better reliability since there’s no risk of getting moisture inside those connections etc… However despite sounding like a dream come true these models do come with some downsides too such as higher price tag than traditional models or battery life issues due

Nitrox wrist dive computer

Nitrox dive computers are used for diving at a higher oxygen content than air. This can be achieved by adding extra oxygen to your tank, or by using pure oxygen that has been blended with air.

Nitrox dive computers are often used by technical divers, because they allow them to use less oxygen and therefore stay underwater longer.

Console computer

Console computers are the most heavy-duty dive computers you’ll find on the market. They’re designed for technical divers who want to calculate their dive profile and remain within safe parameters. These computers can be worn on your wrist, clipped to your wetsuit or even attached to a console on your back. The downside of console computers is that they’re not suitable for recreational diving because they’re too large and heavy for regular use.

Also known as back mount computers, these devices use a pressure sensor (which attaches to your tank) and an internal clock to calculate dives times at any given depth and display information such as remaining bottom time with no decompression stops necessary when ascending from deep dives.

Dive computers allow you to maximize your dive

Dive computers allow you to maximize your dive, calculate your no-decompression limits and help you prevent the bends.

As a diver, knowing how much time you have left on a dive is essential for a safe experience. Dive computers can tell you exactly how long you have left under water before experiencing symptoms of decompression sickness (DCS). Dive computers also offer information on other factors such as your current depth and water temperature which helps inform decision making during a dive. The deeper and colder the water, the less time it will take for DCS to occur should an issue arise that requires diving ascent.


There are many different types of dive computers on the market today. Some are designed for professional divers, others for recreational diving and some can even be used in freshwater or saltwater environments. Whatever your needs may be, there is a dive computer out there that’s perfect for you!

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