Suunto Cobra 2 Dive Computer Review
The Suunto Cobra 2 is a state-of-the art air-integrated dive computer that combines cutting edge technology with a compact design feature. It includes a built-in electronic compass with tilt sensor and matrix display. Suunto Cobra 2 uses deep stop RGBM algorithm to track and predict absorption rates. This allows the diver to decide whether to make safety stops or deep stops depending on the dive situation.
The Suunto Cobra 2 has undergone rigorous testing at Scubadiving.com’s Scuba Lab. The verdict: they liked the compact design and the digital compass feature. In fact, when asked if they would change anything, they replied, “Not a thing.”
Let’s take a closer look at Suunto Cobra 2’s features.
- Air integrated
- 3 modes: Air, Nitrox, Gauge
- Matrix display
- Digital compass with tilt-recognition ability
- Automatic decompression calculations
- Audible and visual alarms
- Tracks remaining air pressure and air consumption rates
- Provides digital dive profiling
- 42 hour logbook
- 5000 PSI (300 bar) compatible
- Safety stop countdown timer
- User-replaceable battery
- Maximum depth alarm
- Automatic altitude adjustment
- Metric or imperial display
In addition, the Cobra 2 allows you to log and store 42 hours of dive time and with a little adjustment, you can extend it up to 128 hours of logs. Cool, isn’t it?
At Leisurepro.com, the Suunto Cobra 2 is available at a sale price of $549.95. Its original price was $950. That’s a huge 42% reduction!
Here are some of the actual customer reviews of the Suunto Cobra 2:
“The Suunto Cobra II is a very compact, feature-laden diving computer which allows for as good deal of personal adjustment, including establishing more conservative diving profiles, the changing of gases for those who require it, as well as adjusting or eliminating audible alarms (which I absolutely loathe). The one feature most commonly criticized in the Cobra 2 is that of the digital compass, which will only display a given bearing when tilted 5˚ or less from level; but such complaints are spurious, and if you’re so terribly concerned about your underwater bearings, keeping a compass at level is already your best bet . “ – Loligo of San Francisco, CA
“I enjoy this computer, one of the easier computers to use on the market. This computer collects a lot of dive data as well as calculates dive times very accurately. The only downfall that I find to the computer is the built in compass. It is a pain to switch the screen to get to the compass especially for the Northwest where viz is poor. I added a compass to make it easier to navigate and view my console information at the same time. The added compass isn’t that bad though.” Ryan of Portland, OR
Have you used the Suunto Cobra 2 in your dives? We’d love to your feedback.