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Our comparison of the Best Dive Computers with Air Integration
Air integrated dive computers are becoming a very popular choice for Scuba divers. Ask around, and you'll find divers both for and against dive computers with air integrated capability.
Some, like to keep it simple and believe it's just another thing that can go wrong. Others love the freedom wireless AI gives them - a quick flick of the wrist during a confined wreck dive to show vital information, is want they want.
Whether you're looking to buy your first air integrated dive computer, or want to upgrade the one you have, our list below includes the top dive computers, all with wireless air capability.
Click on the link below to take you directly to the dive computer you're interested in, or keep scrolling to see the features of them all.
Do you need a dive computer with wireless Air Integration (AI)?
Obviously, it's completely up to you on whether you want to include the option of wireless AI or not when buying a dive computer. Dive computers and air transmitters can be purchased separately. This means that if your budget doesn't stretch to the full package now, or if you're unsure on whether you want an air transmitter, buying a dive computer with the option for AI means you can always add an air transmitter to your gear later on.
How do wireless dive computers work?
Air transmitters are screwed to your first stage of your regulator. This is then paired wirelessly with your wrist mounted dive computer. Once paired, it sends all the vital information directly to your dive computer.
Some transmitters and dive computers only need to be paired the once. Others, such as Suunto's may need to be re-paired if someone on your dive boat is using the same code. This doesn't take long to re-pair a Suunto, but it's good to know this could happen before you buy.
Air integrated diving computers monitor tank information such as air time remaining, bottom time remaining, and the current PSI reading.
Wrist Mounted Air Integrated Dive Computers
Below is our summary based on the price and functionality of the most popular wireless air integrated dive computers currently available.
All of these dive computers are good quality and reliable. It's really only a matter of picking the one with the features you want that's within your budget.
Watch Sized AI Dive Computers
Watch sized dive computers are more expensive than dedicated dive computers.
Aqua Lung i450t Air Integrated Dive Computer
Suunto D6i Novo Diving Computer with Air Transmitter
Shearwater Teric Diving Computer with Air Transmitter
Large (not watch sized) Air Integrated Dive Computers
EON Steel Diving Computer with Air Transmitter
This is a tough and durable dive computer with easy menu navigation.
Priced at less than $1800 with transmitter
Shearwater Perdix AI Dive Computer with Air Transmitter
The Shearwater Perdix AI has become one of the favorites of both Technical divers and Recreational divers alike.
Priced at around $1300 with transmitter
Suunto Vyper Novo Dive Computer with Air Transmitter
Aqua Lung i770R Air Integrated Dive Computer with Air Transmitter
New Release - September 2018
Aqua Lung i770R lets you wirelessly manage your dive data and settings on your mobile device via the dive computer’s Bluetooth connectivity. Following your dive, you can easily share your memories, photos, stats, and dive site on social media through the free DiverLog+ app
Authored by Sharon Swanson
Reviewed by Terence Moore PADI MSDT 101658
Since taking up Scuba diving in 1983, Terry Moore has been diving at some of the world's greatest dive spots, and to date has over 3,000 dives under his belt. As well as being a PADI Diving Instructor, Terry has worked in the offshore live-aboard diving industry teaching Underwater Photography and other specialty courses.
Terry has dived off the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Palau, Truk Lagoon, Belize C.A. and numerous places throughout the Caribbean. He's pretty much dived wherever there was water deep enough to dive in.
You can visit Terry's website at: www.padidivepro.com
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