Technology has never been easier. Brimming with all the tech and performance features serious divers seek and Oceanic's trademark ease-of-use, the new Veo 180 could not only be your first PDC, but the last you'll ever need. The all-new SWIV Console provides complete flexibility over how your instruments are configued. An allen key and a twist of the wrist allows you to position your gauges to meet your diving style. The SWIV Navcon is a three gauge console, including compass. A compass may easily be added to the Combo version.
Dive Time Remaining provides a 'real' number in minutes. This calculation considers both Nitrogen and Oxygen absorption, displaying whichever allows less time.
Allows easy upgrade from most analog gauge or computer consoles. This innovative modular design allows versatile configurations from our SWIV Navcon or Combo consoles, wrist mount, hose-mount boot, or a retractor attached to your BC.
The Veo 180 is as versatile underwater as it is topside. Upon starting your dive, the Veo 180 will simply display your current depth, how long you can stay there and cylinder pressure. While many divers have asked for such simplicity and ease of use, you know that with all the Veo 180 features, there must be more. And there is. Simply press the button to see more information. Is this information important to you on a full time basis? Leave it there. Just want to check it and then move on to another display? You can do that too. It's up to you and your new Veo 180.
Take the Oceanic challenge: When shopping for a new dive computer, compare the displays. When it comes to viewing critical information, which would you rather see at 100 feet?
Is it a good idea to check your computer before entering the water? You bet. Could you forget to activate your computer? Sure. The Veo 180 features push-button or automatic activation, triggered by water contact. A benefit of push-button activation is easily verifying operation and cylinder pressure, but in case you forget, or simply choose not to activate your computer, it can be as simple as jumping in the water.
The Veo 180 features a variety of system and user-customized audible alarms, alerting you to situations that pose a potential danger, or simply serve as a convenient reminder.
Have you ever had difficulty hearing your computer’s audible alarm? Perhaps that little beep signifying a potentially dangerous situation was timed perfectly with some large exhaust bubbles rushing past your ears. Or maybe it seemed to be insignificant as that huge manta ray soared overhead. You won’t miss the Veo 180’s audible alarm. Once triggered, the alarm will sound continuously for 10 seconds. We know what you’re thinking… “That’s nice, I’ll definitely hear the alarm, but isn’t that going to annoy me and everyone else in the water?” We thought of that too. The alarm’s job is to get your attention so that you look at the computer. Once it does that, simply press the button and it will stop. You’re a responsible diver and Oceanic treats you that way. If you really want to exceed your pre-set maximum depth alarm by a couple of feet to capture that award-winning photograph – go ahead!
The Veo 180 acts simply as an ‘Air’ computer until you tell it otherwise, whether that is this weekend or 2 years down the road. As your training and experience grow, the Veo 180 is designed to grow with you, being easily programmed for Nitrox mixtures from 21% to 50%.
Decompression theory can be trusted only as far as it has been demonstrated by actual test dive data. In 1987 a unique series of experiments were conducted by Diving Science and Technology (DSAT). Commissioned by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), these Doppler ultrasound monitored human experiments conducted by Dr. Michael Powell produced the most comprehensive data set that exists for recreational divers to this day. These data were used to validate the PADI Recreational Dive Planner and are the basis of the algorithm used in all Oceanic Personal Dive Computers (PDCs).
"The ultimate adjustable algorithm." That's the way divers, instructors and Oceanic Pro Dealers refer to Oceanic PDCs. Our color-coded bar graphs provide complete control of your margin of safety for each dive. Want to be a bit more cautious? Make it a personal rule to never enter into the yellow caution zone, or stay one pixel away, or – you get the point. Now you can even program several of our PDCs to do it for you with our patent pending Nitrogen Bar Graph Alarm; set it once and let your computer alert you when your bar graph reaches that level.
A brief audible and visual alarm remind you as you approach 15 feet. An automatic 3-minute timer counts down to zero. As in any other dive mode, you still have access to other pieces of information, and there is no penalty should you choose to disregard the safety stop.
The Veo 180 features time of day on the surface as well as underwater for quick reference. Time and date stamp also helps you to easily identify specific dives in Log Mode or PC download memory.
All Oceanic computers feature bar graphs and universal icons that help you to quickly understand the information displayed on the screen at a glance.
Using the recognizable logic of green, yellow and red color-coding in conjunction with bar graphs, the diver has at-a-glance information. As easy to understand as a traffic light, the Graphic Diver Interface helps you to easily monitor No-Decompression status, Oxygen Accumulation, Ascent Rate, and Air Time Remaining.
All Oceanic computers automatically compensate for altitude up to 14,000 feet, giving adjusted no-decompression times and depths. They even automatically recalibrate the depth display for freshwater instead of seawater.
All Oceanic computers feature diver replaceable batteries. This can be a real trip-saver on board a live-aboard boat!
An added benefit to diver replaceable batteries. The “hot-swap” feature allows you to change batteries between dives while maintaining all calculations.
The Veo 180 features both a dual 12-hour countdown timer and calculated Desaturation Time, the theoretical time required to off-gas all residual nitrogen at sea level.
Some computers simply flash an icon, telling you that you’re ascending too quickly. The Veo 180’s Variable Ascent Rate Indicator bar graph acts as a speedometer, allowing you to very precisely control your ascent rate via the green, yellow, and red bar graph.
The Veo 180 features a depth-dependant ascent rate, allowing increased rates at deeper depths and providing additional safety as you near the surface.
Want to verify your set mode options before your night dive? Press the button to activate the backlight and go ahead! A small photo-sensor in the face of the Veo 180 analyzes the intensity of ambient light each time another button is pressed. If it’s dark, SmartGlo® backlighting will be there for you when you need it, and it will preserve battery life when you don’t.
The Veo 180 features on-unit data storage capacity for 24 dives. Date and time stamp makes locating and viewing a specific dive quick and easy.
The Veo 180 features a watertight, plug-in connection for fast and reliable PC download. Optional OceanLog® software provides intuitive post-dive analysis and logging. You have the option to add and/or edit many pieces of information to customize your log book, with data such as depth and decompression status during a dive, maximum depth, bottom time, air consumption, air time remaining, no-decompression status, descent and ascent rate, surface interval, and any violations recorded automatically.
Divers using advanced breathing gas mixtures or otherwise conducting planned dives beyond the operational limits of the computer may utilize the Veo 180 as an advanced digital depth gauge and bottom timer with detailed PC Interface.
Air or Nitrox
The Veo 180 acts simply as an ‘Air’ computer until you tell it otherwise, whether that is this weekend or 2 years down the road. As your training and experience grow, the Veo 200 is designed to grow with you, being easily programmed for Nitrox mixtures from 21% to 50%.
Units of Measurement
Choose between Metric and Imperial settings for depth and pressure.
12/24 Hour Time Format
Choose between 12 or 24 hour time format, independent of Units of Measurement.
Date and Time of Day
The Veo 180 displays time of day on the surface as well as underwater for quick reference. Time and date stamp helps you to easily identify specific dives in On-Unit Log Mode or PC download memory.
Maximum PO2 Level (Nitrox)
When diving Nitrox, do you prefer your maximum PO2 exposure to be 1.2 ATA? 1.6 ATA? Depending on where you learned and your own personal comfort zone, the answer may be very different from diver to diver. The Veo 200 lets you set your own limit. Program an audible alarm to sound at the level that you prefer.
FO2 50% Default On/Off
Following a Nitrox dive, many dive computers calculate your next dive based on a “worse-case scenario”, mix of 50% Oxygen and 79% Nitrogen should you forget to reset your actual mix. With FO2 50% Default OFF, your mix remains at the original set point until you change it again.
SmartGlo® Backlight Duration
Would you like the backlight to shut off as soon as you release the button? Would you rather it remain on for 0, 3, or 7 seconds? We don’t need to make these decisions for you; it’s your choice.
PC Interface Sampling Rate
You have the option to choose at which rate (timed or depth transition) the Veo 180 samples and stores data for later download to your PC. More frequent sampling will provide extreme detail of your dive profiles with limited storage capacity. Less frequent sampling, while it provides less detail, can store up to 150 dives!
Extended Range Digital Gauge Mode On/Off
Activate Digital Gauge Mode for freediving or dives conducted beyond the limits of the computer.
Water Activation On/Off
Do you tend to keep your equipment in a wet dive bag longer than you should? Are you an Instructor or Divemaster in an environment where your gear is never dry? Would you like to disable the water activation feature? Now you can.