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Aeris Atmos Ai dive computer is a hose air-integrated dive instrument that can be used both the beginners in scuba diving and advanced divers as well, because of its rich features delivered in one small-sized package!
This dive instrument comes with 2 years warranty and optional features, like:
If you decide to buy Aeris Atmos Ai dive computer – you should definitely buy it with quick disconnect (QD) feature, because it will add flexibility in storage, service, and protection of your Atmos Ai!
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At the beginning of 2011 Aeris started shipping new Atmos Ai 'version 2' dive computers that have metal buttons. They come with the new features, like:
This dive computer has 3 Bar Graphs:
Main display has few alternative screens to display many additional information and you will be able access them by pressing Advance button.
Before diving we will set our Aeris Atmos Ai dive computer for desirable parameters. All parameters divided into two set modes. In Set Mode#1 are parameters that we may change more often, and in Set Mode#2 are groupped functions that we will touch rarely after setting them first time.
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As I said above, you may use it for diving with Air, Nitrox, or use it as a Gauge. If we set Aeris Atmos Ai dive computer as a Gauge - it will work as a depth gauge and timer only without nitrogen and oxygen loading calculations. And its maximum depth will be increased to 120 meters to use this dive instrument for technical diving or for freediving.
Aeris Atmos Ai: Diving With Air & Nitrox
Below are clear examples of No-Decompression main and secondary displays, which I had during diving with Nitrox.
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Upon reaching certain conditions dive computer may give us Safety Stop prompt with all appropriate dive data displayed, with the most important in this case - Stop Depth and Countdown Timer.
And, of course, it monitors your ascent rate, PO2 and O2 conditions. If you exceed ascent rate, or get into the situation where PO2 and O2 will be higher than allowed - dive computer will alarm you by all available means.
If we exceed our No-Decompression Limits (NDLs), Aeris Atmos Ai dive computer will switch to Decompression dive mode and all calculations from this moment will start for that mode only.
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Dive computer manages decompression process very well by displaying all necessary dive data and appropriate icons to help us out on our way up!
Sometimes it happens, when you may create violations during Decompression Mode, like Conditional Violation, for example. It means that you ascended to shallower depth than required for Decompression Stop and maybe stayed at that shallower depth for a while.
Aeris Atmos Ai: Diving In GAUGE Mode
3rd dive mode of Aeris Atmos Ai dive computer is a Gauge mode.
In this mode it will work as a depth gauge and timer and won’t calculate nitrogen and oxygen accumulation. Below is an example of the displayed information from main and alternative screens when diving in Gauge Mode (to access alternative display– press Advance button):
After our underwater adventure and getting familiar with Aeris Atmos Ai dive computer - it's time to have a look through Logbook, transfer dive profile to PC with optional PC data cable, and check out Desaturation and No-Fly times, or plan our next dive by using Dive Planner.
After we resurfaced - we have, so called, Transition period for 10 minutes and we can access only Log mode during this time.
But after the Transition period - following modes are accessible:
Aeris Atmos Ai: What Divers Say
Aeris Atmos Ai dive computer is very user friendly, has plenty of features in small-sized pack and definitely can be recommended dive computer for any diver whether she/he does Air only dives or going Nitrox, or use it as a Gauge– and just one benefit of having it is – All-in-one with hose air integration on top!
Another benefit - it brings you extra-safety by providing ‘Turn Pressure Alarm’ and ‘End Pressure Alarm’ features, so you may concentrate on enjoying your diving, knowing that you will have enough air to reach the surface!
It still has some minor issues, as you saw, but, hey, show me a dive computer, which has never had any issues! I haven’t seen one!
From my personal experience, I may add that data port connection point really doesn't have a steady connection and sometimes you need to hold the cable to help PC finding your Aeris Atmos Ai.
Everything else worked as a Swiss quality watch!
I think that Aeris Atmos Ai is one of the best hose air-integrated dive computers in our market today even with arrival of more sophisticated air-integrated dive computers!