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Oceanic ProPlus 3 Dive Computer Review

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

The next step in Oceanic’s ProPlus computer line, the company bills No. 3 as having an easy-to-read display that is ideal for older divers or those with poor eyesight in general (glasses-wearers, anyone?). That display is a dot-matrix, but the numbers are gigantic and the console’s screen is huge, so it is indeed among the most easily read dive computer displays out there. The navigation is simple and based on two buttons — one for advancing through menus, and the other for making a selection. Press both buttons and the navigation backs up.

The PP3 has the features common to dive computers these days, like color-coded bar graphs, an ascent rate monitor, and audio alarms. On top of that, the computer has a visual alarm in the form of a red LED bulb. It’s Nitrox-capable with three gas mixture options, and has air-integration.

The ProPlus 3 comes in three versions, all with a built-in console compass. The first step up has quick-disconnect from the hose, and the top version has that plus USB port and cable. Scuba Gear Reports endorsed it, and the feedback from owners has been extremely positive. Most users loved the computer and gave it top marks, although some complained it was “glitchy.”

Average Price: $650 for the basic model