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Oceanic Pro Plus 2.1 Dive Computer Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Pro Plus 2.1 Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

As the name implies, this console data cruncher is an update of Oceanic’s classic Pro Plus 2 dive computer. The best features of the previous model have been retained, such as the huge screen and the big digital read-outs that go with it. The Pro Plus 2.1 organizes its data around color-coded indicators along the sides of the console with numerical, pictograph and text data read-outs in the center, making this one of the very few computers with all or almost all the data a diver might want always on display, ready to be taken in at a single glance. Even so, the computer has four separate screen modes. The dive computer is air-integrated, so gas supple is part of that picture, and the Oceanic Pro Plus 2.1 crunches numbers for Nitrox. Among the features, the dive computer even has a simulator making predictions regarding the diver’s air consumption. The Pro Plus 2.1’s algorithm is on the liberal side, but because nitrogen build-up can be monitored with just a look at one of the color-coded graphs along the sides of the console, making personal adjustments is a relatively simple matter. Oceanic also offers a version of the Pro Plus 2.1 with a built-in compass, and accessory screen covers are available for this well-known, well-established dive computer. LeisurePro users gave it 4.5 Flags.
Average Price: $700