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Oceanic VEO 2.0 Will Definitely Make You Get Serious About Scubadiving!

Oceanic VEO 2.0 Will Definitely Make You Get Serious About Scubadiving!

Oceanic VEO 2.0 suits both beginners, advanced divers and freedivers. Dive computer offers 2 buttons improved user interface, 1 Nitrox mix, Dual Algorithm, and 4 dive modes to satisfy variety of our diving needs!

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Oceanic VEO 2.0 is very different from VEO 1.0 dive computer. It received different user interface and many additional functions and features that made it perfect dive equipment for almost any diver – beginner or advanced. Also it can be recommended dive computer for technical guys who will find here something useful as well, for instance, Gauge and Freedive modes, which will allow them to stretch their diving experience to deeper limits!

Veo 2.0 is a step up in development of Veo dive computers line from Oceanic - it has Dual Algorithm, more sophisticated user interface, and 4 dive modes - so, it gives us good opportunity to develop our skills!


Dual Algorithm means that you may choose between liberal and conservative diving, depending on our skills, health, and diving conditions. And you may make this dive computer even more conservative by setting Tissue Loading Bar Graph (TLBG) alarm and Personal Conservative Factor.

Algorithms are listed below:

  1. Pelagic DSAT – use it for liberal diving, and to add more conservatism you may adjust Nitrogen Tissue Loading Bar Graph alarm and set your Personal Conservative Factor.
  2. Pelagic Z+ - use it for conservative diving, and by choosing this algorithm, you will increase conservative factor by 15 – 20% right away - 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 buy Oceanic Veo 2.0 in console configuration – you should definitely buy it with Quick Disconnect (QD). Because this feature will add you flexibility in storage, service, and protection of your dive computer!


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Benefits of using Oceanic VEO 2.0 dive computer

  • you will have dive computer with high level of customization;
  • you will have dive computer that will allow you diving with Air and Nitrox, use technical mixes in Gauge mode, or go freediving;
  • you may build triple NAVCON console by adding compass and SPG;
  • you may replace battery easily by yourself and with data retention you won't lose any settings








User Interface
2 buttons
Dive Modes
Air, Nitrox, Gauge, FREEdive
Dual: Pelagic DSAT & Z+
Number of Gas Mixes
Air, 21% - 50%
1.2 - 1.6 ATA
Safety Stop (SS)
Deep Stop (DS)
Conservative Factor
Altitude adjustment
Dive Planner
9 - 57 meters
Logbook Capacity
24 most recent dives
Max Operational Depth
Air/Nitrox - 100 m; Gauge - 120 meters
Backlight duration
0/5/10/20 sec
Sampling Rate
2/15/30/60 sec
User Replaceable Battery
Data Retention
PC Interface
2 years










Oceanic VEO 2.0 has 2 buttons on the interactive control panel – Advance and Select. Dive computer user interface is built such a way that you may not only ‘step forward’ to access certain function, but also ‘fast scroll’ – this interface feature will save you time during set up and viewing parameters, that you already set.


 Oceanic VEO 2.0 dive computer
Oceanic VEO 2.0 dive computer


VEO 2.0 has 2 bar graphs to assist you on your way down and up:

  1. Nitrogen Tissue Loading Bar Graph (TLBG) - shows you no-decompression and decompression status: when you go deeper and dive time increases, segments will be added to TLBG, and when you ascend – amount of segments decreases therefore giving you more time to stay underwater; 4 or less segments represent No-Decompression status, and when all 5 segments are displayed – it indicates that you are in Decompression situation;
  2. Variable Ascent Indicator Bar Graph (VARI) – represents your ascent rate at certain depths


Some dive computers, like Oceanic Geo and Aeris Manta, have one shared bar graph that represents Nitrogen Tissue Loading and Oxygen accumulation. But Oceanic VEO 2.0 displays O2 accumulation in numerical way with % symbol. It doesn’t have a shared bar graph for these values.







Before diving you will have an access to variety of functions of Oceanic VEO 2.0 dive computer (Time to Fly and Time to Desaturate, Log and History Modes, PC interface and Plan Mode) and may set variety of parameters, which divided to the certain groups. Some customizable parameters listed below, as an example:

  • FO2 - Air, 21% - 50%;
  • time;
  • units;
  • Deep Stop – ON/OFF;
  • Safety Stop – ON/OFF and Safety Stop Depth and Time;
  • Algorithm – choose between Pelagic DSAT and Pelagic Z+;
  • Personal Conservative Factor – ON/OFF;
  • Backlight duration;
  • set of Alarms applicable for diving with Air and Nitrox - they are listed below, (alarms for freediving are different and discussed later in freedive part of our review):
    • Max Depth alarm;
    • Elapsed Dive Time (EDT) alarm;
    • Tissue Loading Bar Graph (TLBG) alarm;
    • Dive Time Remaining (DTR) alarm;
    • PO2 alarm - 1.2 - 1.6 ATA







Oceanic VEO 2.0: Diving With Air & Nitrox

As a dive computer, Oceanic VEO 2.0 operates in 3 modes:

  1. Normal Mode – when you set it for Air or Nitrox;
  2. Gauge Mode – in this mode VEO 2.0 functions as a depth gauge and timer only and doesn’t perform calculations for nitrogen absorption and oxygen accumulation;
  3. Freedive Mode – this mode is for diving without scuba gear


VEO 2.0 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 you the least amount of time available as DTR with corresponding icon – either NDC or O2SAT.

It shows you not only your DTR at certain depth in minutes, but also displays status of TLBG by adding or taking away segments and %O2 saturation in numerical way (if set for Nitrox dive).


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If you set Deep and Safety Stops to ON - Oceanic VEO 2.0 will trigger them after reaching certain conditions during dive with all related information, like for instance, Stop Depth and Time, Dive Time Remaining, TLBG, applicable icons, etc.


You may exceed No-Decompression time and depth limits while diving. In this case dive computer will activate Decompression mode – audio alarm will come up and 5 segments on TLBG and UP Arrow icon will flash.

After having this – you need to ascend safely to the required depth, shown on the display, or a bit deeper, and stay at that depth required time that is shown as well. When you complete required Decompression time, next shallower Stop Depth will be displayed and you may ascend to that level to continue decompression process, and so on.

Decompression display has main and alternative screens, so to access alternatives – you need to press shortly Advance button. Below is a summary of display layout for Decompression Mode from main and alternative screens:

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


Also you may have a violations during Decompression Mode, like Conditional violation and Delayed violations. That means that you ascended shallower than required Stop Depth and stayed at that level for some time. At this case you won’t be given an off-gassing credit, but instead you will get penalty time and you must work it off before earning off-gassing credit.

To guide you through this situation Oceanic Veo 2.0 has specific displays with information listed below:

  • current depth;
  • Total Ascent Time (TAT);
  • TLBG and VARI;
  • Stop Depth and Time;
  • Stop Bar and Up/Down Arrow – to manage your ascent and descent


When you descend to required Decompression Stop Depth and stay within stop zone – you will get full solid Stop icon (Stop Bar and Down/Up Arrows).


Oceanic VEO 2.0: Diving In GAUGE Mode

If Oceanic Veo 2.0 dive computer was set for Gauge 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:

  • current depth;
  • max depth;
  • Elapsed Dive Time (EDT);
  • VARI when you are ascending;
  • time;
  • temperature


Oceanic VEO 2.0: FREEdiving

You may use Oceanic VEO 2.0 for freediving. In this case you need to set it up in Freedive Mode and access and customize special functions available for freediving activities, like Countdown Timer (CDT), Freedive Elapsed Dive Time (EDT) Alarm and Freedive Depths Alarms.

Oceanic VEO 2.0 has set of special features to assist you during freediving and also it calculates your nitrogen exposure that you may have from previous dives.


Countdown Timer (CDT) is accessible from Free Surface Menu and you may set it and toggle between ON/OFF. During freedive you may easily view CDT status on the alternative display and then Start it or Stop it.

Freedive Elapsed Dive Time (EDT) Alarm is different thing from Elapsed Dive Time (EDT) Alarm as you set it previously for Air and Nitrox. Freedive Elapsed Dive Time Alarm is available from Free Surface Menu. It is factory preset for 30 seconds and you may toggle it ON/OFF. This means that every 30 seconds of your time underwater you will hear audio comes up to remind you that another 30 seconds of freedive have been elapsed.


Also you may set 3 Free Depth Alarms each at progressively deeper depths. Set points are in a range from 10 meters to 100 meters (30 ft – 330 ft).
So, when you reach certain depth that was set – Oceanic VEO 2.0 will give you an audio signal and depth value will be showed up on the display.

Typical display layout during freedive as follows:

  • current depth;
  • temperature;
  • Dive Time Remaining (DTR);
  • Elapsed Dive Time (EDT);
  • TLBG;
  • applicable icons


When you press Advance button for less than 2 seconds – you may see another set of information on alternative displays, like:

  • Countdown Timer status;
  • time;
  • max depth achieved


Also each alarm you set for freediving will give you its type of display with corresponding information.

As I said above Oceanic VEO 2.0 dive computer calculate residual nitrogen between dives (if you had any). And you may get into the condition during freedive when level of nitrogen will increase to caution or to Decompression level.

If you get Decompression condition during freedive – you will see VIO displayed and your No-Decompression Time (NDC) will be displayed as 0 (zero).


When you resurface - VEO 2.0 will lock itself to Violation Gauge Mode (VGM) for 24 hours, meaning that you need to stay out of any sort of diving, because dive computer doesn’t do any calculations related either to nitrogen or oxygen during VGM condition.

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After the Transition Period you will have access to following modes of Oceanic VEO 2.0:

  1. Plan Mode (Air and Nitrox Modes) and Pre Dive Planning Sequence (PDPS) – this function shows you for how long you may stay underwater safely and at what depth, according to your current nitrogen or oxygen accumulation, Algorithm selected, settings of Personal Conservative Factor and FO2;
  2. Time to Fly Countdown Timer;
  3. Time to Desaturation Countdown Timer;
  4. Log Mode (Air, Nitrox, and Gauge Modes only) – it stores data of your 24 most recent dives (battery removal does not make any affect on History memory);
  5. History Mode (Air, Nitrox, and Gauge Modes only) – accumulates information, like number of dives, number of dive hours, and Max depth achieved from all your previous dives, lowest temperature recorded, etc. (battery removal does not make any affect on History memory);
  6. PC interface – this function allows you to upload and download data from VEO 2.0 to PC by using special cable and software;
  7. Clear function – this feature allows you to do RESET to all data including Logs, and nitrogen and oxygen calculations – great beneficial feature if you use VEO 2.0 for rental and training purposes







Oceanic VEO 2.0: What Divers Say


  • excellent price for Dual Algorithm scuba dive computer with 4 dive modes;
  • safety stop depth and time settings feature;
  • fast scroll and step forward user interface;
  • illumination made display easy to read at night;
  • recommended dive computer for the beginners



  • temperature sensor may not be precise;
  • documentation is not very easy to figure out


While testing this dive computer from Oceanic we didn’t find any problems or inconveniences at all! It was really easy to set up and use (of course, after playing with it a bit while reading manuals).

Audio alarms were loud and clear heard and display was easy to read at about 70 ft depth. Buttons were easy to press even with gloves and buttons on VEO 2.0 look and feel more solid than buttons of Oceanic Pro Plus 2.0.

If you are a beginner – you will start with easy stuff, and Oceanic VEO 2.0 has everything to assist you; if you advanced diver and want to discover freediving – dive computer has all possible functions to make you new experience enjoyable.


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If you get Oceanic VEO 2.0 – you do not need to do any upgrade for more sophisticated dive computer, because this one has it all and in a small package! And all of those functions for such a price – isn’t it great!



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Sage, 10 July 2013 14:05
Oceanic VEO 2.0 - Really Multifunctional On SWIV Console

I've bought Oceanic VEO 2.0 SWIV triple gauge consoles couple of years ago for me and my wife. We dive only recreational so I thought this model would satisfy all our needs. And I was correct!

It is really multifunctional device if put on a console with pressure gauge and compass. Even we didn't have to much experience with dive computers - we learnt our VEOs pretty fast. I love its easy to set up procedure. Also big viewing area on display is give me all data I need and it's very informative. All extra data - just one button press away!

User replaceable battery with data retention - are very useful functions. And changing the battery is not a big deal - done it on the boat with ease!

I recommend this Oceanic dive computer SWIV console for every diver who prefers straightforward and multifunctional device for reasonable money!

FloydD, 1 May 2013 07:09
Good Entry Or Advanced Level Dive Computer

My first dive computer.

I have used Oceanic VEO 2 with Air and Nitrox. I have had no problems with this device so far with 25 dives logged on it.

Easy to read, understand and operate after spending about an hour with the operating manual and the unit. Fits great into the console or using as a wrist computer.

Highly recommended as a first computer and for advanced divers too.

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