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Oceanic Pro Plus 2 is a hose air-integrated dive computer that suits perfectly both - beginner and advanced recreational divers. With its largest display from the range of hose air-integrated computers it makes you certain that you won't miss any digit of important information at any light conditions and at any depth!
You may use Pro Plus in variety of diving conditions - it has 3 dive modes and user-friendly interface with 2 buttons easy access.
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In 2010 Oceanic started shipping new version of this dive computer – Pro Plus 2.1 with metal buttons, so that USB cables, which Pro Plus 2 and Pro Plus 2.1 use are different. Therefore, be sure that you’ve got right one!
Also Pro Plus 2.1 has:
Oceanic Pro Plus 2.1 has 4 bar graphs to assist us during diving. Each of those bar graphs has coloured areas – green, yellow, and red. These colours are a great benefit for us, because they will graphically help us of being cautious about diving situation we may find ourselves in – I just glanced at colours and knew straight away what condition I had, easy as watching traffic lights!
Below is a brief description of the bar graphs with the picture for better understanding:
Before going underwater you will set desirable parameters and may access variety of other modes.
The structure of the menus and modes will be familiar not only to anyone who used dive computers before, but also to entry level divers, thanks to its friendliness. And this is a great benefit to people who just came into the field of scubadiving.
All settings divided into 2 Set Modes. Here you will be able to customize your Pro Plus 2 by setting following parameters and alarms listed below:
Oceanic Pro Plus 2: Diving With Air & Nitrox
During diving you will get several displays – main and alternatives, with information about your current depth, Dive Time Remaining (DTR), Tank Pressure, Air Time Remaining (ATR), etc.
And we found that numbers are very visible and interface itself very intuitive during the test-dives with this dive computer.
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Upon reaching certain conditions Pro Plus 2 dive computer may give a Safety Stop prompt.
Dive computer constantly monitors our level of PO2 and O2 and if certain conditions exist - Pro Plus 2 will give us High PO2 or High O2 audio alarms with all corresponding data displayed, like blinking PO2 value icon and O2 level in red zone of Oxygen Accumulation Bar Graph.
If you exceed theoretical No-Decompression Limits – Pro Plus 2 will activate Decompression mode. At that time you will be presented with alarms and displays with information related to Decompression conditions.
Below is a summary of information from several displays that are available during Decompression Mode:
During Decompression procedure you may get into Violation Mode. Below is an example of what you will be presented if you have Conditional Violation Mode.
In this case dive computer will display you following information:
Oceanic Pro Plus 2: Diving In GAUGE Mode
If you set Pro Plus 2 dive computer as a Gauge - it would work as a depth gauge and timer only and wouldn’t perform calculations for nitrogen and oxygen exposure.
After the Transition Period you will have access to following modes of Oceanic Pro Plus 2:
Dive Simulator is really great stuff, and it helped me a lot to get familiar with interface and display before going to real dive!
Oceanic Pro Plus 2: What Divers Say
Pro Plus 2 still has few issues with loose data port connection, software, and possibility of flooding, but you may always find faults in some units in any brand of diving computers!
I reckon, that software issues can be easily fixed by downloading latest drivers and software updates from Oceanic website.
And anyone can really appreciate the air-integration and Dive Simulator that this dive computer has. Dive Simulator is the function, which can be enjoyed particularly new divers to get them acquainted with Oceanic Pro Plus 2.
And air-integration gives you great benefit of knowing the pressure in your tank and Air Time Remaining during a dive.
So, if you want to have hose air-integrated dive computer, packed with features and high degree of customization, and at the same time want to save some bucks to spend for your other dive equipment - try Oceanic Pro Plus 2 - it may be definitely for you!