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Hollis DG-02 Dive Computer Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Hollis DG-02 Dive Computer Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Dive Computers

The DG-02 is a compact wristwatch style dive computer with simple, basic functions and a modest price tag. About the same size as and matching the appearance of a sports watch, this Hollis data cruncher manages to display a lot of intuitive information through green-yellow-red bar graphs along the periphery of the screen. One glance and a diver can see nitrogen and oxygen load, as well as monitor ascent rate. The DG-02 can compute for Nitrox at up to a 50% mixture, has a Deep Stop alarm which can be turned off, the normal safety stop timer, adjusts for altitude, and a bottom timer for technical divers. For those who think the graphs on the tiny screen might be hard to see in deep water, the DG-02 has backlighting. Hollis touts the DG-02 as a computer for tec divers, but that bottom timer is only one tool out of many for a tec diver on mixed gas, so it is best to look at it as a recreational dive computer with some minor growth potential. A diver could use it as a starter computer for tec diving, but that would be about it. Also, the algorithm is middle-of-the-road, and the DG-02 does not have the capability to dial that setting up or down to adjust for safety, another factor that would make the computer a little inadequate for serious tec divers.

Average Price: $275