Log in

Welcome to Dive Gear Reviews, a comprehensive guide to scuba diving equipment. Scuba diving is an expensive pursuit, so looking up reviews for a particular article of equipment is a wise precaution before investing any hard-earned money in it. However, consumer reviews may or may not be written by an experienced diver, and magazine reviews could be suspect due to the advertising ties of the publication in question. Dive Gear Reviews provides cross-referenced reviews assembled by an expert, making it possible to see at a glance what multiple sources said about a particular piece of scuba equipment. If one magazine loved a scuba regulator or a dive computer, but the consumers hated it, that information will be found here.

Suunto Cobra 3 Dive Computer Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Suunto Cobra 3 Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

Suunto’s Cobra 3 is a complete console dive computer. It is air-integrated and has an electronic compass that can handle 45 degrees of tilt, making for a compact, handy console. The display is a dot matrix with two-color bar graphs for tracking depth, no-decompression limit and ascent rate. The latter feature gives the computer a leg-up on standard dot matrix computers. Suunto’s Deep Stop RGBM algorithm was rated as conservative and the computer is Nitrox-capable. Safety settings can be altered to cover eventualities such as high-altitude diving, and personal alarms can be programmed into the device. The only real minus is that Scuba Diving thought retrieving data from the computer while on the surface was overly complicated. The computer earned a 9 from Dive for performance, but its price tag cut it to a score of 7 in terms of value. Scuba Diving gave the computer a Tester’s Choice award in 2009, and Leisure Pro users gave it 4 flags.

Average Price: $800
*Cross-Referenced Review