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Oceanic VEO 250 is the basic and not an air-integrated dive computer that is perfectly suited as for beginners and for advanced divers who like an easy and quick set up dive equipment. VEO 250 can be used as a main dive computer or for backup. It has been in scubadiving market for quite a while, I think, since the beginning or middle of 2000’s.
It is worth to say that VEO 200 and VEO 250 dive computers have the same functions and features, except interactive control panel.
VEO 200 was made to be fitted into the boot and its control buttons were located on top of the module, but Oceanic VEO 250 has option to be worn as a wrist dive computer, so its buttons located differently – one ADVANCE is on top, another button SELECT – takes position on the right side.
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Oceanic VEO 250 scuba dive computer has 2 buttons on the interactive control console – ADVANCE and SELECT. And by using them you can access and set variety of functions, swap main and alternative displays, activate backlight, acknowledge audio.
This dive computer has 3 bar graphs to keep you up to date with data about nitrogen loading, oxygen toxicity and speed of your ascent:
On surface you will have an access to variety of functions of Oceanic VEO 250 (Time to Fly and Time to Desaturate, Log Mode, PC interface and Predive Planning Sequence (PDPS), Reset function) and you may set variety of parameters, which divided into Mode 1 and Mode 2.
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Oceanic VEO 250 operates in 3 dive modes:
For each mode you set, dive computer has several displays to keep you well-informed about current situation. To swap displays I needed to press ADVANCE control button that is located in front.
Oceanic VEO 250: Diving With Air & Nitrox
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During No-Decompression dive you may get Automatic Safety Stop prompt. At that moment you will hear Oceanic VEO 250 beeping and it will show you display with appropriate data, like Safety Stop Depth and Safety Stop Countdown timer.
If your ascent is too fast – scuba dive computer will give Ascent rate alarm with all segments of VARI flashing and in the red zone with audio signal, and red LED flashing as well.
If you exceeded theoretical No-Decompression Limits – dive computer will turn to Decompression mode and help you perform your decompression correctly. For Decompression it has few displays with related data and you need to press Advance button to see all of it.
After you got this Decompression message from VEO 250, you need to ascent to the depth displayed or to the depth a bit deeper than displayed and stay there for time that shown on the screen.
Oceanic VEO 250 has special graphic representation for Decompression Stops management – UP and DOWN Arrows and a horizontal bar. For example, if you hit exact depth required or stay within the limits of required depth – dive computer displays steady both Arrows and a bar, if you surfaced to shallower depth – you will see DOWN Arrow and a bar (you may get into the Violation mode then), and if you’re deeper – UP Arrow and the bar – easy as it is!
Below is a summary from main and alternative displays for Decompression Mode:
You may create violations during Decompression Mode. It means that you ascended to shallower depth than required for Decompression Stop and maybe stayed at that shallower depth for a while.
Upon reaching certain conditions, you may have High PO2 warning/alarm and High O2 warning/alarm. Oceanic VEO 250 designed to help you out in these situations as well, by displaying all related values and bar graphs, like PO2 value, flashing segments of O2BG and UP Arrow, current depth and DTR in the first case; and flashing full O2BG and UP Arrow, O2 DTR is displayed as 0 (zero) in second case.
Oceanic VEO 250: Diving In GAUGE Mode
VEO 250 dive computer may be set for Gauge Mode. It means that it will work as a depth gauge and timer only and won’t calculate any nitrogen and oxygen loading. In Gauge Mode you may use this dive computer for freediving as well.
When Oceanic VEO 250 is set for Gauge Mode, its maximum depth increases to 120 meters (400 ft). In this mode you will get main and alternative displays with following data:
After the Transition Period you will have access to following functions:
Oceanic VEO 250: What Divers Say
As you may see from all the information we got here and comparisons – Oceanic VEO 250 is pretty basic, but solid dive computer that is suitable for the beginners and experienced divers who want to use it as a main or dive computer for backup.
It is easy and reliable as it should be! Perfect Decompression management, audio clearly was heard under water, screens had good visibility, backlight is great for night dives, setting it for Air or Nitrox is very smooth and simple operation.
Oceanic VEO 250 is not the high-tech dive computer, but works perfectly from specs, features and price point of view!
So, there is a conclusion – Oceanic VEO 250 is a solid basic dive computer - beginners and experienced divers will appreciate its simplicity and reliability of operation in variety of diving situations!