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Oceanic+ App Turns the Apple Watch Ultra into a Dive Computer

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Today, the Oceanic+ app comes to Apple Watch Ultra, turning Apple’s most rugged watch into a fully capable, easy-to-use dive computer. Designed by Huish Outdoors in collaboration with Apple, Oceanic+ enables recreational scuba divers to take the watch they wear every day to previously unreachable depths — up to 40 meters, or 130 feet, to be exact — with the all-new depth gauge and water temperature sensors on Apple Watch Ultra.

The Oceanic+ app on Apple Watch Ultra and the companion app for iPhone provide all of the key features of an advanced dive computer, robust dive planning, and a comprehensive post-dive experience.

The Oceanic+ app is free, but for decompression tracking, tissue loading, the location planner, and an unlimited logbook capacity, it’s $9.99 per month, $79.99 per year, or $129 per year for Family Sharing. Prudence would suggest testing the Oceanic+ app and Apple Watch Ultra against your current dive computer before switching. If you try Apple’s solution, please report back on how it stacks up. (We’ll stick to snorkeling, followed by fruity rum drinks on the beach.)

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Comments About Oceanic+ App Turns the Apple Watch Ultra into a Dive Computer

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  1. Got to say, I would not trust this app over my dedicated Suunto dive computer with decades of dive model development, especially as my life could depend on it. If you want to do anything more technical like tri-mix or deco stops you are probably going to need a dive computer anyway.

  2. Like Quentin, I’d be somewhat reluctant to have the Apple watch as my sole dive computer. As an extra device it would be nice to have.

    It’s probably fine for most sport divers but for more advanced divers the depth limit of 40m is also a bit of a deal breaker. Once you start diving deeper wrecks in Rabaul, Truk and even around here in Sydney it will be over its limits.

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