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Oceanic OCI Computer

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

When a dive computer comes with a four digit price tag these days, it is a matter of course that it either has a color, not-dot-matrix display, an air hose transmitter, or both. With the Oceanic OCI, it’s option #2. It’s a wristwatch-style dive computer with a screw-in wireless transmitter for your hose, making it air integrated while replacing your gauges.

The number cruncher is loaded with features, including digital compass and two different dive algorithms but despite that field testers and consumers agree that its use is intuitive, the sort of thing you can figure out insofar as the basic operation goes without reference to the manual. Exploring the full capability of the computer, however, means thumbing through the booklet.

Using it is easy too, even with dive gloves, thanks to four chunky, steel-finish buttons.  Fans of the OC1 should pay close attention to this as a replacement, because it’s basically a somewhat updated computer sans the titanium housing. Scuba Diving named it a Tester’s Choice in 2014, and it has gotten top marks from owners.

Average Price: $1,200