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Aeris Manta is made in dive watch computer style and can be used by experienced divers and it is also can be recommended dive computer for the beginners in scubadiving who are serious to learn new concepts of advanced dive instrument.
It has capabilities of full-featured nitrox dive computer, since we may use it for diving with Air and Nitrox, or utilize it as a Gauge or freediving instrument.
It is not an air-integrated instrument and it supports only 1 Nitrox mix.
It is very possible to wear it as a stylish digital watch - it is not too bulky for that!
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Aeris Manta this dive computer has 4 buttons on the Interactive Control panel: MODE, SELECT, LIGHT, and ADVANCE.
Aeris Manta has 1 bar graph and it shares it between nitrogen loading or oxygen accumulation:
As this scuba diving computer doesn't have dedicated Fast Ascent Rate Bar Graph - it will display all associated warnings and alarms by audio signal, red LED flashing and SLOW message.
Data is represented on main, alternative and secondary displays and you will easy swap them by pressing ADVANCE button.
All parameters of Aeris Manta are divided for several groups for our convenience and standardization.
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As a dive computer, Aeris Manta operates in 3 modes:
Aeris Manta: Diving With Air & Nitrox
If we set Aeris Manta for Nitrox, we will get following dive data on main, alternative and secondary displays during No-Decompression mode.
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If you set Safety Stop - Manta would definitely give you Safety Stop prompt upon reaching certain conditions during No-Decompression dive. Besides to all above-mentioned dive data displayed during No-Decompression dive, it will show you required depth for Safety Stop and Countdown Timer. If Safety Stop option was set to OFF – you won't get Safety Stop prompt.
If we exceed No-Decompression Limits (NDLs) - Aeris Manta will activate Decompression mode. All calculations will run for Decompression mode only. During this mode you will need to ascend to certain depth, displayed on the screen, and stay at this depth required time that is shown on display in order to decompress.
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If you make any violations during decompression – Aeris Manta will show information related to each kind of violation with appropriate values, Bar Graphs, icons, and graphics.
Aeris Manta constantly monitors PO2 and O2 conditions and upon reaching certain point it will give you High PO2 or High O2 alarms with all applicable dive data, icons and O2BG.
Aeris Manta: Diving In GAUGE Mode
Next dive mode is a Gauge. If you set Manta for this mode – dive computer will work as a depth gauge and timer only and do not perform calculations for nitrogen and oxygen accumulation.
When you dove in Gauge mode – computer would stay locked for 24 hours, and you need to wait 24 hours before you may access Air, Nitrox, or Freedive modes.
Below is a representation from main, alternative, and secondary displays of what you will get during diving in Gauge mode:
Aeris Manta: FREEdiving
For freediving dive computer has special set of alarms that you may access from Free Surf Main screen. Below you may find brief descriptions of them:
During freedive you will get main and secondary displays and below is the summary from them:
Freedive Nitrogen Bar Graph (NiBG) alarm activates when nitrogen remained from previous dives and current nitrogen loading reaches the Caution zone. Aeris Manta will warn you with appropriate display, notations, audio and red LED flashing.
If you get into the Decompression during freediving, dive computer will activate Violation mode for 24 hours, which means that you must stay out of diving for the next 24 hours, access to Air, Nitrox, and Gauge modes will be blocked, and only Watch mode functions will be operational.
After we tested Aeris Manta in different diving conditions, now it is a right time to explore post-dive modes of this dive computer.
Manta has standard set of post-dive functions that allows us to see our Desaturation and No-Fly times, access and view logbook and history and download them to PC with optional interface cable. Below are short descriptions of each of those functions:
Aeris Manta: What Divers Say
Aeris Manta is dive watch computer, this means – you may wear it onshore as well and use as a normal watch. It may be set for different dive conditions, whether you diving Air and Nitrox, or use it as a gauge and freediving instrument. And this is a definite benefit for if you like flexibility that dive computer gives you and like to be involved in different diving activities.
It doesn’t have multi-gas setting, like Tusa IQ-750 Element II, but Aeris Manta compensates this by having wide range of features that can make your diving experience nice and pleasurable.
We found that documentation is a bit confusing to follow since the beginning and combinations of buttons may be confusing too, but it is a common thing, when you start something new, right!?
If you want to have the reliable unit that help you enjoy variety of diving activities and you are prepared to spend some time learning docs and playing with this dive computer till you will get perfect with it - go for Aeris Manta, this dive instrument is definitely worth your attention!