When diving, one’s depth is crucial in understanding the physiological effect of any dive. To prevent decompression sickness (or the need to make decompression stops), there is an agreed-upon understanding of how long a diver can spend at a given depth, with less time available as the diver pushes deeper underwater. Today, divers wear complex dive computers that manage their exposure, but in a sport with such narrow margins for considerable risk, if “one is none and two is one,” then it always makes sense to have a backup.
While the non-watch nerd option would be a simple mechanical depth gauge, in this six-year-old post, Jason Heaton field tests a depth gauge that is built into the natural backup for a dive computer – a dive watch! Fitted with a clever and simple depth gauge, if you wanted to see the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge in its natural habitat, look no further as Jason provides a bit of theory alongside some actual bottom time with this fun and innovative dive watch.