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Dive Computers

Guide Your Dive With a Dive Computer

The more challenging the conditions, the more equipment you need to ensure a safe dive that's also lots of fun! Midwest Scuba Center can outfit you with a dive computer that will help make the dive safer for you and your fellow divers! Learn more about dive computers below, or explore other diving accessories!

What Is a Dive Computer?

A dive computers primary function is to work as a device to track a diver’s decompression status. A dive computer monitors your depth and time throughout the dive. Its microprocessors plug information into a mathematical decompression model that estimate how much nitrogen or other inert gases have gone into solution in your body tissues. The computer is constantly updated and it displays how much time you have left based on your current depth, before you reach the maximum allowable limits. If you exceed these limits, the computer displays the depth at which you must stop your dive, and for how long, before you're allowed to surface. 

Computers differ slightly from model to model and from manufacturer to manufacturer, but most of them have the same principle characteristics. Most dive computers monitor: time, date, temperature, depth, nitrogen uptake, ascent rate, no decompression limits, and safety stop timer. Better computers will have those basic features plus other great features, such as being air integrated so it can read how much pressure is left in the tank. That gives more accurate nitrogen uptake readings and allows for the computer to give alarms for different pressure reading and the computer can warn the diver to end the dive because the air tank is getting low. This also gives the computer a very accurate readings of how much dive time is remaining based on many factors. 

Also, new computers are using Bluetooth to send the dive profiles and logs directly to computer and smartphones. Bluetooth and air integration are just a few of the upgrades of better computers.

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Dive Computers for a Range of Specialty Diving

With top-tier dive computers from Aqua Lung, you're sure to find the right device for your needs at Midwest Scuba Center. We can get Technical dive computers from many different dealers, and oceanic dive computers for challenging dives.

Got questions about dive computers? Contact us at our locally run shop at Midwest Scuba Center to get your questions answered!
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Midwest Scuba Center has served the area since 
the early 1970s!
Visit Midwest Scuba Center today for a FREE consultation to discuss dive computers and how they help you dive safer!

1717 Philo Rd Ste 13
Urbana, IL 61802
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