User changeable Dual Algorithm - Pelagic DSAT (Spencer/Powell data basis) or Pelagic Z+ (Buhlmann ZHL-16C data basis) - Gives the diver the ability to select a conservative or liberal algorithm to fit their diving needs
Nitrox Programmable (21-50%)
2 Gas feature (2 nitrox mix 21-100%)
Manual and Water activation
Audible & Flashing LED alarm
Backlight for Night Diving
Deep Stop and Safety Stop function with countdown timer
Questions and Answers for Oceanic Veo 3.0 Air / Nitrox 2-Gauge Computer Console:
Im trying to make a decision on my first dive computer. Im torn between Oceanic and Aqualung products. Im not the greatest when it comes to working through computer programs so I need one that is easy to use.
My concern is if the computer takes a dump, then all diving is over. This means a backup computer and double the purchase.
Would purchasing an air integrated computer/ with analog air gauge and the Oceanic BDU be the best solution?
Whats the best combo?
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Art, having a back-up computer is a very good idea. So if one of your computers fail you will have a back-up to continue your diving. Also since you have a analog pressure gauge you will always know how much air you have left.
Good things come in threes.The Veo 3.0 allows forward and backward navigation through settings and options - and packs a variety of advanced features including our exclusive Dual Algorithm™ into a compact, rugged module.
Good things come in threes.
The Oceanic VEO 3.0 continues Oceanic's tradition of designing rugged, feature-rich personal dive computers that are intuitively easy to use and reasonably priced. Featuring Oceanic’s exclusive Dual Algorithm, 2-Nitrox Mix Compatibility, Audible Alarms, 3-Button Interface with settings 'Step Back', and so much more. All in a strong, lightweight 'hockey-puck' module for your wrist or console. Now available with metric system.
30-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: We guarantee that at any time during the first 30 days of purchase, your Oceanic product fails to meet your expectations, that product may be exchanged by a participating Authorized Oceanic Pro Dealer. No questions asked.
Powered by Oceanic's Exclusive Dual Algorithm™ - Your choice between Pelagic DSAT (Spencer/Powell data basis) or Pelagic Z+ (Buhlmann ZHL-16C data basis) 3 Operating Modes: NORM (Air and Nitrox), GAUGE (with run timer) and FREE (tracks calculations to allow switching between NORM and Free) 3 Operating Buttons with 'Step Back' interface – allows forward and backward navigation through menus and settings Switch between up to 2 Nitrox mixes to 100% O2 with no restriction (Gas 1 may be up to 100%, and may be less or greater than Gas 2) Stop times < 3 minutes - displays minutes & seconds Deep Stop with Countdown Timer – Maybe turned on or off. 2 minute countdown at half your max depth, for dives greater than 80 ft / 25m Single button access to 'Last Dive' display (max depth & bottom time) Data Retention - maintains calculations indefinitely when the battery is changed Audible Alarm with flashing LED light SmartGlo Backlighting senses ambient light, enabling the backlight only in low light conditions, conserving battery life 24 dive on-unit log book History Mode includes total number of dives, max depth, total dive hours, and lowest temp Optional PC Interface with OceanLog Download and Settings Upload Firmware Auto-Update: download and install the latest firmware – these may be operational improvements or even new features
Modes of Operation Norm (Air / Nitrox) Gauge, and Free Dive Push Buttons 3 User Interface Click forward, Fast Scroll and Step Back Mounting Options 'Hockey Puck' Module, Wrist, 2 and 3 Gauge Consoles Activation Water or Push Button Algorithm Basis Dual Algorithm™ Your choice between Pelagic DSAT (Spencer/Powell data basis) or Pelagic Z+ (Buhlmann ZHL-16C data basis) Personal Conservative Factor Adjustment Each Level provides No Decompression Limits for the next dive +3000 ft altitude Altitude Algorithm Basis NOAA O2 Limit Basis NOAA Tissue Compartments 12 (5 to 480 minutes) Automatic Altitude Adjustment 2,000 - 14,000 ft / 610-4200 m Decompression Capability 10 - 60 ft / 3-18 m Deep Stop OPTIONAL - :02 COUNTDOWN TIMER AT 1/2 MAX DEPTH FOR DIVES DEEPER THAN 80 ft/25m Automatic Safety Stop Prompt YES - ADJUSTABLE DEPTH AND TIME Audible Alarm YES - MAY BE DEACTIVATED AND/OR CUSTOMIZED BY USER Alarm Acknowledgment (U/W Deactivation) YES - PUSH BUTTON DEACTIVATES CURRENT ALARM Ascent Rate Range 3-9 m/min - 6-18 m/min Ascent Rate Maximum 30 fpm (<60 ft) - 9 m/min (<18m) 60 fpm (>60 ft) - 18 m/min (>18m) SmartGlo Backlight YES - ADJUSTABLE DURATION Diver Replaceable Batteries YES Battery Type CR2450 Battery Life* 300 DIVE HOURS Data Retention (retains calculations indefinitely during battery change) YES Low Battery Indicator (Graphic) YES Calendar / Clock DATE & TIME Operating Depth (NORM/FREE) 330 ft / 100 m Operating Depth (GAUGE) 399 ft / 120 m 24 Hour Time to Fly Countdown YES Gauge Mode Run Timer YES Calculated Desaturation Fly Countdown YES Dive Mode Displays MAIN, UP TO 2 ALTERNATES AND 1 SECONDARY High O2 Alarm / Warning 300 SOTU / DOTU High PO2 Alarm / Warning 1.6 DEFAULT OR USER SETTING On-Unit Log Capacity 24 DIVES PC Data Download OPTIONAL PC Settings Upload OPTIONAL Firmware Update OPTIONAL OceanLog Download Memory Capacity 512K** Pre-Dive Planning Sequence PUSH BUTTON 30-190 ft/ 9-57 m Temperature Display YES Nitrogen Tissue Loading Bar Graph YES Oxygen Loading NUMERIC % Variable Ascent Rate Bar Graph YES No Decompression Time Remaining Display YES O2 Time Remaining Display YES Set Mode with Rapid Advance YES Set Mode with 'Step Back' YES Set FO2 Value (%) Gas 1 AIR, 21-100% Set FO2 Value (%) Gas 2 OFF, 21-100% Set Audible Alarm On/Off YES Set Max Depth Alarm YES Set Elapsed Dive Time Alarm YES Set Maximum Nitrogen Tissue Loading Bar Graph Alarm YES Set Personal Conservative Factor YES Set Dive Time Remaining Alarm YES Set Units Of Measurement YES Set Hour Format (12/24 Hour) YES Set Time of Day YES Set Date YES Set Maximum PO2 Alarm YES Set FO2 50% Default YES Set Backlight Duration YES Set Safety Stop Time and Depth YES Set Sampling Rate (OceanLog Download) 1 (Free Dive Mode Only)/ 2/15/30/60 SECONDS Set Digital Gauge Mode On/Off YES Set Water Activation On/Off YES Set Free Dive Elapsed Dive Time Alarm YES Set Free Dive Countdown Timer YES Set Free Dive Max Depth #1 YES Set Free Dive Max Depth #2 YES Set Free Dive Max Depth #3 YES
Warranty 2 YEAR 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee YES
*Battery Life: Battery life estimates are based on full-capacity batteries, and continuous usage as described.
7 days per week 2 dives per day 1 hour dive time 2 hour surface interval 18 hour interval from last dive to the first of the next day ** Oceanic Personal Dive Computers have user selectable Sampling Rates that determine when data is sampled and stored for subsequent download to associated PC interface programs. More frequent sampling provides more data per dive yet results in storage of fewer dives for download. Use with Air or Nitrox, with or without air integration, dive profiles, Free Diving activities, and other variables may also affect the number of dives that can be stored.