Scubapro Launch New Aladin Matrix Series Dive Computers
Scubapro has launched two new dive computers aimed at recreational divers – from beginner level to advanced – the Aladin SPORT (Matrix) and air-integrated Aladin H (Matrix).
Based on the tried-and-tested Uwatec algorithm (the ZHL16 ADT MB), the computers also features their PDIS (Profile Dependent Intermediate Stops) system, which automatically calculates extra stops during ascent by taking into account current nitrogen loading based on previous dives and breathing mixtures.
A microbubble setting allows the diver to adjust the level of conservatism in the computer to cater for differing experience levels, age, and physical fitness.
Both computers are nitrox compatible and can be programmed with three gas mixtures from 21 to 100 percent oxygen, allowing for gas-switching during a dive to extend bottom time and allow for faster ‘decompression’ during ascent
The large screens of the computers are designed to be easy to read with a partial dot matrix display on the lower half of the screen. Other features include a digital compass (displayed in the dot matrix portion of the screen), backlight, altimeter and full watch functions.
The SPORT version operates in scuba, freediving and gauge modes and can be worn on the wrist or mounted in a console with an SPG. The Aladin H is air-integrated and therefore operates in either scuba or gauge mode, and factors in Remaining Bottom Time (RBT) based on air consumption.
Depth-rated to 120m / 394ft with audible and visual alarms, the dive planners and logbooks can be uploaded to a PC or Mac and are also compatible with Android and iOS apps via a new Bluetooth 4.0 interface (an extra USB Bluetooth dongle may need to be purchased for computers that do not support Bluetooth 4.0). The battery for each model (CR2450) is user-replaceable and expected to last for up to 300 dives.
RRP Aladin Sport (Matrix): £230
RRP Aladin H (Matrix): £285