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Oceanic VEO 1.0 Does Things Easy - Just Set And Forget And Enjoy Diving To Maximum

Oceanic VEO 1.0 Does Things Easy - Just Set And Forget And Enjoy Diving To Maximum

Oceanic VEO 1.0 is ideal as an entry level dive computer or for recreational divers who may use it as a backup device. One button for quick and easy access, 1 Nitrox mix, 2 dive modes, and Dual Algorithm for conservative and liberal diving.

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Oceanic VEO 1.0 is the continuation of Veo line dive computers. It is recommended dive computer as an entry level instrument, or device that can be used as a backup. Very easy to set up and even easier to use, thanks to well structured and written manuals and intuitive interface!

VEO 1.0 designed with only 1 button on the interactive control console for an easy access for displays and settings, so we may expect simplified user interface as well!

You may choose from the option that best suits your needs – you may buy this oceanic computer as a wrist unit or in a 2- or 3-gauge console assembly.

Dive computer itself designed as a ‘puck’- style module – that’s why such a variety.


Oceanic VEO 1.0 Features Card

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If you decide to buy Oceanic VEO 1.0 in console – you should definitely buy it with Quick Disconnect (QD) feature, because it will add you flexibility in storage, service, and protection of your dive computer!



Benefits of using Oceanic VEO 1.0 dive computer

  • if you prefer dive computer that you may set quickly and with your closed eyes without digging deeply into all that technicals - Oceanic VEO 1.0 is your choice;
  • if you dive recreational only and want to stay in these limits only - Oceanic VEO 1.0 is your choice;
  • you may build NAVCON with VEO 1.0 by adding compass and SPG;
  • you may replace battery yourself without losing a bit of data and settings with battery "hot swap"








User Interface
1 button
Dive Modes
Air & Nitrox
Dual: Pelagic DSAT & Z+
Number of Gas Mixes
Air, 21% - 50%
1.2 - 1.6 ATA
Safety Stop (SS)
Deep Stop (DS)
Altitude adjustment
Dive Planner
9 - 57 meters
Logbook Capacity
12 most recent dives
Max Operational Depth
100 meters
Sampling Rate
factory pre-set
User Replaceable Battery
Battery 'hot swap'
PC Interface
2 years










Oceanic VEO 1.0 dive computer has 2 bar graphs to assist us during diving by displaying information about nitrogen loading and ascent speed graphically (that’s good for visual people, like myself, along with digital data representation have a couple or more bar graphs!).


Oceanic VEO 1.0 dive computer
Oceanic VEO 1.0 dive computer


Descriptions of these bar graphs you may find below:

  1. Nitrogen Tissue Loading Bar Graph (TLBG) – it is a graphical representation of the nitrogen absorption. It has 3 status zones: 3 segments – No-Decompression; 4 segments – Caution zone; 5 segments – Decompression condition. This graph shows your No-Decompression and Decompression status by adding or subtracting segments. If you go deeper and stay there for longer – your body absorbs more nitrogen and this graph adds segments appropriately; when you ascent – this graph takes away segments, indicating that you have an extra bottom time – that’s how it works!
  2. Variable Ascent Rate Indicator Bar Graph (VARI) – the name speaks for itself! This graph is a representation of your ascent speed.







VEO 1.0 is very easy to set up - just 1 button does it all!

From the Surface Main you can access and set:

  1. FO2 – Air, 21% - 50% in 1% increments;
  2. PO2 alarm – 1.2 ATA – 1.6 ATA;
  3. Units;
  4. Deep Stop (DS) prompt – ON/OFF;
  5. Algorithm – Pelagic DSAT (DSAT) or Pelagic Z+ (PZ+);
  6. time;
  7. Reset function, etc.


All functions following one another, so when you set specific parameter and save it, by pressing button you will be moved to different function. This time you need to work out duration of time that you need to press button each time to set, save parameters and move to the next function and it won’t take you much time to do that!

Few words about Dual Algorithm here. Some oceanic computers come with Dual Algorithm setting and this scuba dive computer is not an exclusion.

Oceanic VEO 1.0 comes with Dual Algorithm feature – it means that you may choose between liberal and conservative diving. Algorithms are listed below:

  1. Pelagic DSAT – use it for more liberal diving – this one gives you possibility to stay longer underwater, but at the same time keeps you safe from Decompression Sickness (DSC);
  2. Pelagic Z+ - use it for conservative diving, and by choosing this algorithm, you will increase conservative factor by 15 – 20% - this option is a great benefit for those people who involved in frequent and challenging diving conditions, divers who are overweight, and people who dive in cold water conditions or those who didn’t dive for a long period of time


When you choose either one of them – VEO 1.0 dive computer will lock this selection for 24 hours.







Oceanic VEO 1.0: Diving With Air & Nitrox

VEO 1.0 displays your Dive Time Remaining (DTR) by monitoring No-Decompression (NDC) dive time remaining in accordance with the nitrogen absorption and O2 accumulation and shows the least amount of time available as DTR with corresponding icon – either NDC or O2.


Oceanic VEO 1.0 NO-DECO Card

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During No-Decompression diving this Oceanic computer may give you Safety Stop (SS)prompt and Deep Stop (DS) prompt (if Deep Stop was set ON previously). Each of these conditions has displays with specific information, like:

  • current depth;
  • Stop Depth and Time;
  • max depth reached;
  • Dive Time Remaining, etc.


All other data is similar to data of No-Decompression dive conditions.

You may get High PO2 or High O2 warnings/alarms with all corresponding data displayed if you reach certain conditions during a dive.
High PO2 warning comes when oxygen pressure hits value less than 0.2 ATA than alarm set point and you will get an alarm when pressure reaches alarm set point. High O2 warning starts at 80% and alarm comes at 100% - 240 OTU and 300 OTU respectively.


Oceanic VEO 1.0 will activate Decompression mode if you exceed No-Decompression time and depth limits. After this you need to ascend to the depth of slightly deeper than required or equal to required Decompression Stop and stay there for time displayed.

And again you will have main and alternative displays with following dive data:

  • current depth;
  • Stop Depth and Stop Time;
  • Total Ascent Time (TAT);
  • Elapsed Dive Time (EDT);
  • TLBG;
  • %O2 with O2SAT icon (if set Nitrox);
  • PO2 and FO2 values (if set Nitrox);
  • max depth;
  • applicable icons;
  • time;
  • temperature


If you make any violations (ascending shallower than required and stay there for some time, for example) – Oceanic VEO 1.0 will show information related to each kind of violation with appropriate values, Bar Graphs, icons, and graphics.

No off-gas credit will be given in this case, but instead, you will get penalty time, that you must work off before off-gas credit begins. After you finished your penalty time – off-gas credit would start and accordingly Decompression Stop Depths and Time begin to decrease. Also you may see that segments on TLBG begin to disappear. When there only be 3 segments or less displayed – dive computer will return to No-Decompression dive mode.

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On surface you may have an easy access to the following modes of Oceanic VEO 1.0:

  1. Log Mode – it will be available after 10 minutes after dive, after so called Transition period. At this mode you may see 12 the most recent dives with related and detailed information about your diving activity. Battery replacement will not affect your Logbook memory.
  2. Time to Fly and Time to Desaturate Mode – it is a countdown timers that starts after 10 minutes after the dive and show you how much time left for tissues to Desaturate and how much time you have before flying.
  3. Plan Mode – you may see allowable No-Decompression Depths and bottom times in accordance to the Algorithm you set before, FO2 set point and residual nitrogen or oxygen you might have after previous dives.







Oceanic VEO 1.0: What Divers Say


  • really simple and easy to operate;
  • good for beginners and recommended dive computer for backup Aeris and Oceanic brands;
  • flexibility in use and settings and repetitive dives are effortless;
  • great combo with air pressure gauge and compass



  • no back light - might be an issue during night dives only;
  • no light or audio alarm, so you have to look at it all the time


Oceanic VEO 1.0 is very easy to set up and use dive computer. I didn’t find any problems testing it, but still sometimes digits are not clear to see if you have a sharp angle of view and it lacks backlight really. But for you it may be not an issue, if you have an underwater torch.


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And I totally agree with the opinion of one of reviewers - that if you do not like messing with your scuba diving equipment and like easy stuff that you set up and use just with the help of one button, and want to pay not big money for full functional Nitrox dive computer - Oceanic VEO 1.0 is for you, as a main or backup scuba diving equipment!



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Keith, 23 June 2013 09:27
Great NAVCON Console With Oceanic VEO 1.0

I'm using Oceanic VEO 1.0 NAVCON as a backup device for my Aeris Manta wrist dive computer. They work great together and all measurements on Manta and VEO are almost identical, thanks to its Dual Algorithm.

I love its one-button easy access and dive data retrieving. VEO 1.0 has all data displayed in a intuitive way on a large screen with sharp digits. Pressure gauge and compass are great extra to the dive computer itself. I got certified on Underwater Navigation course with this console.

Freeman, 14 March 2013 13:03
Oceanic VEO 1 - Easiest Dive Computer I Used

I've bought Oceanic VEO 1 for backup to my GEO 2. They work great together!

It is very easy to read all the important information and setting the options was not hard if you follow the owner's manual with only one button for easy access.

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