CHOOSE YOUR DIVING COMPUTER ACCORDING TO 4 CRITERIA: MEASUREMENTS, BATTERY LIFE, EASY READING AND EASE OF USE.

How to choose your diving computer

The criteria to help you choose the right diving computer  

How to choose your diving computer

A diving computer or a diving watch?

Diving computers: the diver’s assistant

Thanks to their large screens that are easy to read, diving computers are becoming increasingly easy to use. Depending on the model, they feature different functions (temperature, diving time, any necessary stops, ascent speed, depth, wireless air management, etc.), plus different diving modes, such as air, nitrox or trimix diving. You will also be able to save your diving data and copy it to your PC. Some computers can also work as depth gauges, meaning that they can be used for free-diving or spear fishing. 

Diving computers
Diving watches

Another alternative: diving watches 

One of the diving computer’s “competitors”: diving watches. More and more divers are opting for diving watches, which are more compact and as easy to use as a conventional watch on an everyday basis. On the other hand, they do not always produce as much data as a diving computer. The qualities of diving watches tend to match their shortfalls... Their compact dimensions only allow for a small screen and small buttons that are not as easy to read and use as those on a diving computer. These are important points that deserve close attention, especially if you have poor eyesight.~Certain diving watches are specially dedicated to spear fishing and free-diving, but they are not really suited to SCUBA diving.

Comparative table of the diving computers and watches available from decathlon

The diving computers and watches available from Decathlon
Anne, diving sales assistant at Decathlon Bouc-Bel-Air

Anne

Diving sales assistant - decathlon bouc-bel-air, france - level 3 ffessm and subea sub-editor 

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