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Mares Puck Air Is Nitrox Capable, Easy To Set Up & Dive

Mares Puck Air Is Nitrox Capable, Easy To Set Up & Dive

Mares Puck Air is a hose air-integrated dive instrument and it is recommended dive computer as an entry level or for advanced divers who may use it as a backup device, or main computer. Friendly and easy to program dive instrument. Easy access, Personal Conservative Factor and Altitude adjustments, all functions you expect to have from air-integrated computer. Perfect price - functions ratio!

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Puck Air is another hose air-integrated dive computer along with Nemo Air made by Mares. It is suitable for divers with any levels of experience, thanks to an easy access, intuitive programming and retrieving information, and it may be used as a single unit or you may attach a compass to make more versatile console.

This dive computer comes with 2 years warranty and following optional features - PC interface and Lens protector.

As a hose air-integrated dive computer, Puck Air has functions that will help you to be aware of you real bottom time by calculating Air Time Remaining (ATR) and tank pressure.

 

Mares Puck Air Features Card

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Benefits of using Mares Puck Air dive computer

  • you will get Nitrox capable hose air-integrated dive computer with easy set up for recreational diving;
  • you will get instrument that has only one button for easy access and set up;
  • you will be aware of your air consumption all the time thanks to hose air integration of Mares Puck Air;
  • you will be able to build a NAVCON by adding a compass;
  • you will be able to replace a battery yourself with ease;
  • you may set up Personal Safety Factor in Mares Puck Air, which is good option for cautious divers

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

User Interface
1 button
Dive Modes
Air, Nitrox, Gauge
Integrated Digital Compass
n/a
Algorithm
Mares - Wienke RGBM
Number of Gas Mixes
1
FO2
Air, 21% - 50%
PO2
1.2 - 1.6 ATA
Air Integration
hose
Safety Stop (SS)
automatic
Deep Stop (DS)
automatic
Conservative Factor
PF0/PF1/PF2
Altitude adjustment
P0/P1/P2/P3 - 0 - 3700 meters
Gas Switching
n/a
Dive Planner
12 - 48 meters
Logbook Capacity
40 dive hours maximum
Max Operational Depth
150 meters
Backlight duration
4 sec
Sampling Rate
20 sec
User Replaceable Battery
yes
Data Retention or battery 'hot swap'
n/a
PC Interface
optional
Warranty
2 years

 

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Mares Puck Air has only 1 control button for an easy access and programming, and 1 bar graph that represents our Ascent rate.

On surface or underwater you will get main and alternative displays with loads of information, and to swap between them - press button, of course.

Mares Puck Air display
Mares Puck Air dive computer display

 


 

 


 

 


 

 Mares Puck Air Settings Card

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For diving in Gauge mode there are no specific parameters to set, because in this mode scuba dive computer works as a depth gauge and timer only and do not perform calculations for decompression conditions.

 


 

 


 

 


 

Mares Puck Air: Diving With Air & Nitrox

During diving with Air and in No-Decompression mode Puck Air will show you 3 displays – main and 2 alternative.

 

Mares Puck Air NO-DECO Card

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When diving with Nitrox in No-Decompression mode, displays look very similar, except you will get FO2, %CNS level and type of dive - EAN (Nitrox) displayed.

When you reach certain conditions, dive computer may give you Safety Stop prompt or series of 1 minute Deep stops if you are in Decompression dive mode, or if you are close to No-Decompression limits.

After you started ascending, dive computer starts monitoring your ascent rate and notify you if the rate of ascent is more than 12m/min (39ft/min) – it shows full bar with all segments and gives you message SLOW, and audible alarm goes on.

 

When you dive with Nitrox, Puck Air calculates oxygen toxicity according to your dive time, depth, and manages safety limits for oxygen exposure according to PPO2 that you set before diving.

Dive computer manages diving with Nitrox the same way it does with diving with Air. The only difference is about calculation and displaying few more crucial parameters, which are typical for Nitrox dives. Those parameters are:

  1. PPO2 - alarm goes on if current value exceeds the maximum value that you programmed in SET MODE;
  2. Oxygen toxicity (%CNS) – alarm goes on if value exceeded 75%

 

If you exceed our No-Decompression Limits (NDLs) - Puck Air will beep on us and turn Decompression mode, and all calculations will be for this mode only.

It manages Decompression stops by graphically displaying two triangles (arrows). And you must follow the prompts of this dive computer to stay at the certain depth to avoid the danger of the Decompression Sickness (DCS).

 

Mares Puck Air DECO Card

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If we exceed Decompression Stop for 1 meter and stay at shallower depth for more than 3 minutes - computer activates Omitted Stop mode and will show errors if you want to do repetitive dive. During that time it will function as a depth gauge and timer only.

 

Mares Puck Air: Diving In GAUGE Mode

Gauge is the next dive mode of Puck Air. As it was mentioned above, when Gauge mode set – Puck Air works as a timer and depth gauge only and doesn’t perform computations for No-Decompression Limits and Decompression Stop times.

And again in this mode you will have an access to 3 displays – main and 2 alternatives with information listed below:

  • Elapsed Dive Time (EDT);
  • current depth;
  • Ascent rate;
  • tank pressure;
  • temperature;
  • max depth reached;
  • Air Time Remaining (ATR) at current depth;
  • type of dive - Bt (Bottom Time), etc.

 

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When on the surface, we are able to access following functions in Mares Puck Air:

  1. Log Book – its capacity is approximately 40 hrs of diving with profile points at 20 seconds intervals;
  2. PC interface – this function allows you to transfer data from Log Book to a PC;
  3. Dive Planner - scrolling of No-Decompression Limits – this option allows you to scroll through the No-Decompression Limits and see your allowable bottom times at certain depth ar range of 12 - 48 meters, according to your residual nitrogen level from previous dive(s) and whether you set dive computer for Air or Nitrox. If it was set for Nitrox (EAN) - depths will be calculated in accordance with FO2 and PO2;
  4. Time to Fly countdown timer;
  5. Desaturation countdown timer

 


 

 


 

 


 

Mares Puck Air: What Divers Say

Positives

  • single button easy access;
  • adjustable contrast and bright display;
  • Nitrox capable hose air-integrated dive computer with easy set up;
  • can be recommended dive computer for beginners and experienced divers

 

Negatives

  • Drak PC Interface is overpriced;
  • user interface doesn't have STEP BACK feature

 

As you saw from our review - Mares Puck Air is a standard hose air-integrated dive computer with all functions we may expect from such a model of scuba diving equipment. You may have it as a single computer or attach compass to make a Navigation Console - very convenient option!

It has very easy procedure of setting up parameters - no strange buttons combos and easy readable display. We found just couple inconveniences, but very minor!

 

First - its menu doesn't have STEP BACK function, as one of our reviewers wrote. But with 1-button dive computers it is a common feature - no STEP BACK option and you should not expect anything more than parameters that follow one after another!
And the second is about optional PC interface, and we really think that this should not be accounted as a problem with dive computer itself - it is just a way Mares set up the selling offer to the market!

 

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If you are a beginner or pro and you need an easy to use, reliable, solid, and packed with features hose air-integrated dive computer that will assist you all the way down and up, and you are limited with your funds or saving money for your other piece of scuba dive gear – Mares Puck Air dive computer is definitely for you!

 


 

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Julio, 20 March 2013 11:32
Great Navcon For Recreational Diving

Very user-friendly hose air-integrated dive computer for recreational divers. I've been diving with it at Cozumel and whole Caribbean. Works perfectly! Mares Puck Air is fully customizable computer with easy to follow manual and learn all operations. I don't care too much about its DOS-style software - it does its job!

Bert van den Berg, 23 December 2012 09:00
Shipping price to New Zealand is even worse!

Thanks for the link.

I was asked to pay the Mares catalog price of NZ$49.95 by DiveHQ.

US$3.00 sounds much better but when you click on "Calculate Postage" to New Zealand these prices are even worse:

UPS Worldwide Express $59.00

FedEx International Economy $85.00

FedEx International Priority $90.00

Nick Bostic, 22 December 2012 06:59
$3 is "ridiculously expensive"?
Bert van den Berg, 18 December 2012 05:53
Scratch Cover Is Ridiculously Expensive To Replace!

I love the Mares Puck but the plastic scratch cover for the Mares Puck scratches easily and the display becomes impossible to read out of the water (scratches dissapear in the water so display is OK underwater).

The replacement plastic scratch cover from Mares is ridiculously expensive (NZ$50). Buy a set of Belkin ClearScreen Overlays for a few buck and you can make a dozen scratch covers in minutes.

Mark, 14 November 2012 09:02
Working Air-Integrated Dive Computer With Outdated PC Software

Mares Puck Air is good air-integrated dive computer with all possible functions that recreational diver may appreciate.

I used it for several years without any problems with unit. Even it has one user interface button and sometimes it's not very convenient. Screen size is not too big to, but digits are clear.

Its layout is perfectly organized and easy to read. Computer is easy to navigate and program.

I have only complaints about PC software to download dive logs. It's outdated and not convenient to use.

All in all, Mares Puck Air is a good computer for recreational diving.



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