We are often asked if dive computers are an essential piece of equipment. The anwers is YES, and they are often one of the first pieces of gear divers buy. Dive computers allow you to continuously monitor the depth of your dive and ascent rate, helping avoid decompression sickness. Additionally, they eliminate the need to carry a separate dive watch and depth gauge. Dive computers range from wrist computers, console computers, computers with a built in digital compass and hoseless computers to access your underwater data and stay informed.