Versatility is the key to the Zen IQ 950 Zen Air, which can be used as an air/nitrox computer, depth gauge/timer for free diving, or as a watch for daily wear. Functionally, the Zen Air offers three-gas, three transmitter capability, up to 100 percent nitrox, and adds a Deep Stop function for enhanced safety: Exceed 80 feet for more than a second and the Deep Stop reminder is activated.
Maximize Dive Time. Today’s electronic personal assistants are always ready to supply the important information you need underwater. This selection ranges from the most high-tech computer brain displaying an array of useful data to a classic dive watch that not only tracks bottom time but lets everyone know you’re a diver. What You Need To Know: Dive Computers
10 Simple Strategies for Making the Best Purchase Possible1. Start at Your Local PADI Dive ShopThis is where to find the most trusted advice. Well-trained staff will know the local environment and can also advise on what you’ll need for travel. And there’s no substitute for getting fitted by an expert. 2. Look at What Your Instructor is Using
Smart Trends: Four Advances in Dive Gear That You Should Know AboutTravel Gear: With lightweight regs, travel BCs and compact fins, it’s never been easier to pack more gear into less space — without impacting performance.Tec-Lite: The line between “tec” and “rec” is blurring, a good thing for recreational divers who want some of the capabilities — or just the bad-to-the-bone look — of technical gear.
Maximum enjoyment. That’s what we’re all looking for when we dive. And our equipment plays a huge part in that equation. A warmer wetsuit, a better-fitting mask, an easier-breathing reg, a more user-friendly computer — all of these things will contribute to your ultimate underwater joy. That’s why we’ve gathered 167 of the newest, most innovative and downright coolest products for 2011, and poured them into 72 gear-packed pages. Because we know what a big difference new gear can make to your scuba experience — and we’re here to help you do it right.