Mares Nemo Wide

Mares Nemo Wide dive computer

Mares Nemo Wide
Mares Nemo Wide

I have recently been diving with a Mares dive computer called the Nemo Wide.

This computer is slightly larger than my current Suunto Mosquito (now discontinued). The Mosquito is bulletproof and this one has done 1400 dives, had perhaps 6 battery replacements and nothing else has been required in the way of repairs. I have been and continue to be impressed by the rugged reliability it has to offer. However, as age creeps in and eyesight declines reading the smallish text at depth in low visibility is sometimes difficult. The glass is also badly scratched and this also has some effect. I have been fearful of having the glass replaced.

Enter the Mares Nemo Wide. Commonly known at home as ”the flat screen” or (by Gerard) as the “DVD player”, the unit looks rugged and given Mares’ exceptional reputation for quality I do believe it will prove reliable.
The screen, large as you can see, makes reading the data underwater very easy, the menu is very user friendly and the large buttons widely spaced make using it underwater with thick gloves easy. (The Mosquito has small buttons, very close together.)

Diving with the Mares Nemo Wide
Diving with the Mares Nemo Wide

All the basic functions found on almost every dive computer today, air/nitrox, depth and time alarms as well as preferential conservative settings are easy to adjust. The biggest bonus for me is that if set on Nitrox it stays there whereas the Mosquito will revert to air if the dive does not commence within two hours. Working in a busy resort environment I found often that there wasn’t time to change the settings once you were on the go and if I set it early in the morning and didn’t keep track it would be back on air by the time I dived.

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Tony

Scuba diver, teacher, gadget man, racing driver, boat skipper, photographer, and collector of stray animals

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