About Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console

Innovative and user-friendly, the Archimedes utilizes Cressi's User Friendly Display System (UFDS) Its breakthrough design features extra large, easy to read characters, convenient diver changeable three volt CR2032 battery with an approximate battery life of two years at 50 dives per year, large mode buttons and diver programmable functions The pressure gauge is a high quality instrument with a chrome plated brass case The computer, compass and gauge have a large circular easy to read display

The Archimedes 2 Computer is a multi-functional computer that can be used for air or nitrox diving It uses the Buhlmann ZH-LB algorithm, redesigned by Randy Bohrer It uses a 12 tissue model with tissue half-times from 5 to 640 minutes The Archimedes is calibrated for salt water, has a measuring range of 0' to 328'(0 to 99 9 meters) in computer mode and 0' to 656' (0 to 199 9 meters) in gauge mode, and has a maximum surface time calculation of 48 hours If altitude diving is a concern, the computer will properly adjust from 0' to 19,685'(0 to 6,000 meters) The computer can also be used in either imperial units (feet) or metric units (meters)

Computer allows for air or nitrox programming with choices of two different mixtures during the same dive with oxygen fractions from 21% to 50% with increments of 1% for the first mix and 21% to 99% for the second mix You can make partial oxygen pressure adjustment from 14 5 psi to 23 psi (1 0 to 1 6 bar), with increments of 1 5 psi (0 1 bar) for each of the mixes Depending on your diving skill level, physical health and age, you can program in a safety factor for either aggressive or conservative dives profiles Designed with safety in mind, the Archimedes 2 tracks and displays both N2 and 02 levels, bar graphs are displayed on the left and right of screen displaying tissue level status Additionally, audible and visual alarms are featured for critical dive situations

Your current decompression status while diving with either nitrox or air is displayed during your dive with decompression stops starting at depths as deep as 99' (30 meters) with safety stops for dives that exceed a depth of 33' (10 meters) at 10' (3 meters) , and both depths, times and date are displayed The computer also has a variable ascent rate with four different rate levels A programmable dive simulation can be reviewed while on the surface for safe, repetitive dive planning Before starting your day of diving and between dives, the computer will scroll No Decompression Limits (NDL) and/or ANDL to depths down to 160' (48 meters)

The Archimedes will store up to 30 hours and 60 dives into its memory This logbook function has three data displays for each dive, has a memory of total number of dives, hours spent underwater and maximum depth reached With the Archimedes PC downloadable interface, your dive profiles can easily be uploaded to a PC The computers large characters are easy to read in low light conditions with a high intensity back light that can be activated by a push of a button and stays on for five seconds The Archimedes is the perfect multi-functional dive computer for the recreational as well as the professional diver

With all these features for safe diving you can also use the computer in a gauge only mode This and the general rest function are great features for the dive center when computer is used for dive training, in confined water sessions or for multiple diver use in one day for open water sessions The gauge function gives current depth, maximum depth, dive time, ascent rate and time of day The gauge function can be used to depths from 0' to 656' (0 to 199 9 meters) ) For added protection the computer comes with a replaceable protective screen guard for the computer display

The Mini-Manometer pressure gauge luminescent dial reads from 0-to 5000 psi The instruments face is divided into three different colored zones: the area from 600 psi and below is highlighted in red with a solid bar and red stripes If gauge is used on deeper dives, the red scale extends and fades to 1,300 psi This provides for added reserve air indication required at greater depths From 600 to approximately 3,000 psi is green and from 3,000 to end of scale is blue

The front glass lens is made to act as a pressure relief valve In the event of a sudden increase in pressure inside the instrument, the glass rises slightly, allowing the excess pressure to escape The instruments are housed in a small, modern shaped console boot, made from polycarbonate and desmopan, (a thermoplastic polyurethane) two materials that guarantee protection from shocks, scratches and which, at the same time, is very lightweight

The compass also has a luminous dial for easy reading in low light conditions The compass face is divided into 10 degree sections, has a side scan window for gun sight accuracy, lubber line, rotating bezel with double references and compass rose

The Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console is commonly used for Cold Water, Extreme Depths, Professional, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced Diver among others. The Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console: Easy To Operate, Easy To Read, Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Diving Experience, Lightweight, Lots Of Functions, Reliable, Solid Construction.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console Features

  • Computer Features:
  • Buhlmann ZH-L8 algorithm, redesigned by Randy Bohrer
  • Tissues: 12 with saturation half-times that range between 5 and 640 minutes
  • Salt water calibration
  • Range of measurement: 0 - 99.9 m (0-199.9 in Gauge function)
  • Maximum surface time: 48 h
  • Altitude range: from 0 to 6000 m
  • 3V CR 2032 battery which can be replaced by the user as it is easy to find at a low cost.
  • Battery lifetime: approximately 2 years at 50 dives per year
  • Display is back lit for 5 seconds (by pressing a button)
  • Replaceable protective screen for the display
  • Possibility of use with air or Nitrox mix (choice between 2 different mixes during the same dive)
  • Adjustment of oxygen fraction from 21% to 50% with increments of 1% for the first mix and from 21% to 99% for the second mix
  • Partial oxygen pressure adjustment from 1.0 to 1.6 bars, with increments of 0.1 bars for each of the mixes
  • Possibility of inserting a personal safety factor, which can be selected on 3 positions
  • Possibility of inserting an alarm upon reaching a pre-established depth
  • Bar graph for nitrogen saturation
  • Bar graph for CNS oxygen toxicity
  • Indicator of ascent speed at 4 levels
  • Audio and visual alarms
  • Decompression stops foreseen up to a depth of 30 m
  • Safety stops of 3' at the end of every dive that exceeds a depth of 10 m (not compulsory)
  • Date and time incorporated
  • Gauge function (only current and maximum depth, dive time (minutes and seconds),ascent speed, time. Functions up to 199.9 m
  • Logbook of the last 30 hours of dives or the last 60 dives, with 3 data displaysfor each dive.
  • Memory of the total number of dives, of the hours spent under water and of the maximum depth reached
  • Profile of every dive (without interface)
  • Transfer of data to PC (with optional interface, not available for Windows Vista).
  • Complete scrolling of NDL times to 48 m
  • Simulator for dives with air or with enriched mixes, for single or repetitive dives, complete with alarms and every other function that can be set using independent buttons, both during descent and ascent.
  • Possibility of performing general reset so that the computer can be used in a diving centre.
  • Possibility of changing from metric units to imperial units and vice versa
  • Pressure Gauge Features:
  • Small and Compact
  • Chrome Plated Brass Case
  • Luminescent Color Coded Dial
  • 5,000 psi Gauge Scale
  • Unique Glass Lens Pressure Relief Valve
  • Compass Features:
  • Thermoplastic Case
  • Luminous Face
  • Face Divided into 10° Sections
  • Side Scan Window
  • Rotating Bezel with Double References and Compass Rose
  • Lubber's Line
  • Console Features:
  • Polycarbonate and Desmopan Boot
  • Impact, Shock and Scratch Resistant
  • H.P. Hose

Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console Customer Reviews

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (14)
  • Easy to operate (13)
  • Lots of functions (12)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (17)
    • Warm water (12)
    • Cold water (8)
    • Extreme depths (6)
    • Professional (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced diver (5), Beginner (3), Divemaster (3), Recreational diver (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (3)

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    Excellent Dive Computer

    I purchased the Archimedes II as my first dive computer and I couldn't be happier. I have used the computer on eight dives now and have not experienced any problems. After comparing depths, water...Read complete review

    I purchased the Archimedes II as my first dive computer and I couldn't be happier. I have used the computer on eight dives now and have not experienced any problems. After comparing depths, water temperature, and dives times with other divers using computers, this dive computer was right on and presented accurate information. This dive computer is easy to use and very reasonably priced. The display is easy to read underwater and the built in alarms assist divers in completing recommended safety stops and proper ascent rates. The Archimedes II also alerts the diver of proper desaturation times in between dives and keeps track of the diver's nitrogen exposure. It also has a built in function which alerts the diver when it is safe to fly and has a built in dive log feature. Overall, I would definitely recommend this computer to other divers looking to purchase a dive computer.

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    This computer has its advantages: it's easy to use and switches from air to nitrox smoothly. But these attributes are cancelled by the computer's shortcomings:
    - Uses a lot of battery power relati...Read complete review

    This computer has its advantages: it's easy to use and switches from air to nitrox smoothly. But these attributes are cancelled by the computer's shortcomings:
    - Uses a lot of battery power relative to other computers, since it doesn't actually "switch off".
    - Extremely conservative unit. I am a careful diver, but this computer had me in Deco in situations that my buddies computers allowed. I have been forced to make prolonged safety stops to get out of deco mode, understandably resulting in peeved buddies.
    - After a year of use, one of the sensors corroded (despite careful rinsing and drying on my part), which led to erroneous depth readings. My lasdt dive with this computer, I was recorded at 92 feet when (according to my buddy's computer and a hired wrist-mounted computer I was wearing) we were actually at 24 feet. This might have also led to the computer giving me false ascent readings: when I pulled my gauge closer to eye-level (it is attached to my BC with a retractor), the depth went from 92 to 64 feet, and started flashing "SLOW" when I hadn't even ascended more than an inch.

    Bottom line: buy another computer.

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    5.0

    First computer, loved it

    By Sean

    from New York, NY

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Diving Experience
    • Lightweight
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console:

      Product is very intuitive. I read the manual and was a little confused until I actually got in the water. I was a little confused by the nitrox settings until I did the nitrox certification in this last trip... to be expected. I bought one for me and one for my girl and we both liked it.

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      4.0

      Great computer for the price.

      By odracer

      from Brisbane, QLD, Australia

      About Me Advanced

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Improves Diving Experience
      • Lightweight
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Diving Applications

        Comments about Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console:

        Very happy. Bells and whistles, big bang for your buck. Back light great addition. Wrecks, night dives, deep, works perfectly every time.

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        5.0

        Excellent Dive Computer

        By Davy Jones

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to read
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Improves Diving Experience
        • Lightweight
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Water
          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console:

          I purchased the Archimedes II as my first dive computer and I couldn't be happier. I have used the computer on eight dives now and have not experienced any problems. After comparing depths, water temperature, and dives times with other divers using computers, this dive computer was right on and presented accurate information. This dive computer is easy to use and very reasonably priced. The display is easy to read underwater and the built in alarms assist divers in completing recommended safety stops and proper ascent rates. The Archimedes II also alerts the diver of proper desaturation times in between dives and keeps track of the diver's nitrogen exposure. It also has a built in function which alerts the diver when it is safe to fly and has a built in dive log feature. Overall, I would definitely recommend this computer to other divers looking to purchase a dive computer.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Customer service representative was extremely helpful and personable. Delivery was prompt. Initially when the product arrived it would not turn on due to a dead battery. Contacted Leisure Pro and they immediately shipped out a brand new battery.

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          4.0

          Great buy but i recommend to all

          By Damo

          from Broome, Western Australia, Australia

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Improves Diving Experience
          • Lightweight
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Diving Applications
            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console:

            Great product but i do recommend buying a console cage to protect it.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Awesome very quick to arrive under a week from Newyork to Down under

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            4.0

            User Friendly

            By Ga. Diver

            from Valdosta, GA.

            About Me Beginner

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            Pros

            • Easy To Operate
            • Easy To Read
            • Lots Of Functions
            • Reliable
            • User Friendly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recreation
              • Warm Water

              Comments about Cressi Archimede II 3 Gauge Computer Console:

              User Friendly

              • Diving Type:
              • Drift Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              CHUCK C  I like the Archimedes 11 computer. I'm rather computer challenged and this one is very logical to me in the way it functions. The compass turned out to be a bust and I have sense removed it from the console. Also, I like to color-coded guage on the SPG.
              Shopper  Is it compatible With Windows 7?
              LeisurePro S  Yes, the Cressi Archimede is compatible with Windows 7, but not Windows Vista.
              Shopper  This gauge is calibrated to salt water, but can it be used for fresh water dives as well ?
              LeisurePro S  Yes, this can be used for fresh water as well. The variance is only 2-3 feet for recreational dives.
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