If you are a diver who dives more as a way of life than as a hobby, then the Suunto D6 is the perfect dive computer for you. With the D6 wrist dive computer you will be able to record information on each dives direction traveled, maximum depth, time at depth, and decompression information, all from a easy to read display.
The D6 uses Suunto’s RGBM algorithm, with allows you to make multiple stops during your dive instead of the traditional safety stop. This allows you to extend your bottom time while still being very safe.
Know exactly where you’re going, even if you leave your compass at home. The D6 digital compass will keep you in the right direction whether it be under water or above the surface.
It also comes equipped with 3 dive modes. Good old Air , Nitrox from 21 to 100%, and Gauge mode for use as a bottom timer or depth gauge for free divers, making it ideal for any diver.
A Quick Video Review of The Suunto D6
Below is a quick video review of the Suunto D6 dive computer and some of its features. In the beginning of the video he says D9, but the computer being displayed is actually a D6. Enjoy!
The Good VS The BAD
- Small, Compact and Stylish - weighing only 4 oz you will hard notice it’s there, unlike other wrist dive computers. It also, looks stylish to wear as an every day watch which many dive computer cannot pull off.
- Digital Compass – Makes for easy navigation on your dives, even if you leave your dive compass at home. The compass feature a graphical compass rose and can be locked on a bearing with arrows pointing to the bearing so you can stay on course.
- Three Dive Modes – The D6 easily changes form standard Air to Nitrox or Gauge mode if you only want to use it as a bottom timer. In Nitrox mode you can switch between two different gas mixes which make it perfect for more technical diving.
- Optional PC interface – So you can download and log all your dives
- No user changeable batteries – to change the batteries you would need to take the computer to the nearest dealer.
- Not Air Integrated - The D6 is not Air Integrated so it will not tell you air pressure. However, the D9 is wireless air integrated.
What other Diver’s Had To Say About The Suunto D6 Dive Computer
By Montevallia from Somerset, New Jersey
Bought the item for a diving trip to Cozumel. It worked beautifully and was easy to understand. The manual could be a little better with larger print and clearer pictures of the part of the computer that the manual is trying to explain. A few things that puzzled me on my first dive had a lot more to do with my lack of experience as a diver than a problem with the computer. Since I set the depth and time way too conservatively at the beginning, the D6 was beeping at me like crazy, but after I adjusted the setting to something more realistic to the environment I was diving in, it “behaved” better. LOL!! I would definitely recommend this computer to anyone who is looking for a stylish, great looking, not HUGE (big though), reliable and reputable diving computer. I can’t wait to take it to Rio de Janeiro in a couple of weeks.
By Cabo_Guy from Louisville, KY
This will be my back up to the console version. Since it is the same Suunto version, I have the utmost confidence that it will never fail. Would recommend this plus buy again.
By Tanker52 from franklin,wi
I enjoy having a great functioning dive computer,also it looks good on the wrist.Having the added piece of mind knowing leisure pro,will stand behind this product if something should go wrong is reassuring.