Dive computers work by constantly analyzing your depth and dive time to provide up-to-the-second decompression data.
Standard Features of Scuba Diving Computers
There are many standard features of scuba computers, such as bottom time, maximum depth reached, surface interval time, airplane fly time, audible alarms, decompression information, a battery low power indicator, and more. Each manufacturer continues to add more advanced features on each of their scuba computers with every new release.
The three basic type of scuba computers are watch style, module, and air integrated. Watch style scuba computers are scuba computers worn or your wrist, while module scuba computers are housed in a console with your submersible pressure gauge and compass. Air integrated scuba computers come wireless or connect to your regulator via a high pressure hose. While an air integrated scuba diving computer is very convenient and easy to use, it is always recommended to have a backup scuba analog gauge in case of dive computer battery failure.
Most dive computers come with the standard features that were listed above, though more advanced features are also available. There are some dive computers that have user replaceable batteries, but most of them will have to be taken to a trained technician.
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