Dive Watches


The latest feature-rich, watch-style dive computer is the MISSION ONE. This is a great mid-priced dive computer, designed for scuba and freediving.

Apparently the user interface is intuitive, and it has an easy-to-use menu. It has four modes - air, Nitrox (21% - 40%), freediving and gauge – and runs the Bühlmann ZHL-16c (GF configurable) model.

Key Features

  • Depth Rating: 100 m / 328 ft
  • Measurements: 50.5 x 50.5 x 18 mm / 1.9 x 1.9 x 0.7 in
  • Weight: 90 g / 3.1 oz
  • Lens Material: Strengthen anti-wear high-transmission glass
  • Case Material: Fibre-reinforced polymer
  • Display Type: 1.2”, sunlight-visible, transflective, hi-res colour display
  • Bezel and Button Material: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Watch Band: Silicone, width 24 mm / 0.9 in
  • Languages: Chinese, English, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese
  • Logbook Memory: 100 d

Suunto D4f Apnea Computer

The Finnish manufacturer launched their first freediving computer - the D3 - back in March 2003. Fourteen years on, they have unveiled their second freediving computer.

The D4f. This, like its ancestor, the D3, is specifically designed for apnea divers and water sports enthusiasts. The D4f takes its inspiration from the D4i model, however it it is not a decompression computer, nor does it have an air integration function.

Dive Watch Microbrands

These days microbrand watches are all the rage. In the age of e-commerce, independent watchmakers that produce limited editions of around 500 to a couple thousand watches per year are able to sell direct to their customers, thereby bypassing the usual overhead and marketing costs. This means that microbrand watch prices may be significantly lower than luxury-tier watches, even though they may be similarly manufactured.1

Dive Watches

When trying to determine if a particular watch is suitable for diving, first of all, look for a water-resistance rating of at least 200 meters, or 20 atm. The apparent overkill on the depth rating means that the watch should hold up fine underwater for most normal diving conditions.