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Mares Puck Pro Review

See if the Mares Puck Pro could become your new dive computer in this Mares Puck Pro review

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Mares Puck Pro in blue

The Mare Puck Pro is one of the most sold dive computers of all time.

Many people use and like it so much, including some of the people joining us for fun diving that I decided to review it.

Wherever you go in this world, at every dive center and any liveaboard I've ever been to...there was at least one diver with a Mares Puck.

Mares Puck Pro

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"Absolutely fool-proof and with a timeless design, the Mares Puck Pro is one of the best 1-button dive computers in the world."

Rating: 4.3 / 5.0

Reasons to buy

  • Very cheap
  • Altitude mode
  • Residual Nitrogen Reset
  • Different colors & wristbands
  • Nitrox capabilities
  • It looks cool
  • Replaceable wrist bands
  • Good menu navigation
  • Replaceable battery
  • Easy to read display

Reasons to avoid

  • 1-button only
  • Not in "wrist-watch" format
  • Logbook memory very limited
  • External dongles not included
  • Uses RGBM algorithm
  • Short strap
  • Depth & bottom alarm cannot be set

Important Features

  • 1-button design
  • Nitrox ready
  • 150m depth rating

What could be improved

  1. Bigger logbook memory
  2. better device connectivity

Where to buy

MSRP: €399

Our Mares Puck Pro review

Below you find everything you need to know about the Mares Puck Pro, its features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.

The Mare Puck Pro is one of the most sold dive computers of all time.

Many people use and like it so much, including some of the people joining us for fun diving that I decided to review it.

Good things first. The Mares Puck Pro is similar in features to the Cressi Leonardo with its one-button design, nitrogen reset, Nitrox capabilities, and different colors.

It is very reliable, pretty much indestructible and looks decent for normal recreational diving.

Oxygen blends up to 99% O2 are possible, although I cannot recommend such a budget dive computer to anyone wanting to start technical diving.

It even features a useful altitude diving mode for exploring mountain lakes up to 3,500m and easy recharging.

Where it does fall short is the limited amount of logbook memory, the need for an external dongle (not included) to connect to the computer, and that some units aren’t super reliable.

It only holds around 40 dives in memory which some can easily go over with just two weeks of diving a year.

Specs & Features

Buttons1
DisplayLCD Backlit
Depth Rating150m (492 ft)
Memory36 hours
BatteryUser Changeable
Operating ModesAir, Nitrox, Bottom time
Oxygen Blend2 Gasses, up to 99% O2
Decompression AlgorithmMares RGBM

Conclusion

The Mares Puck Pro is a good choice for scuba divers on a budget and those who only do a handful of dives each year.

Like most Mares products, it is super simple to use and has great color coding built-in.

The display is easy to read and big enough for the most important info on one screen.

It comes with Nitrox and altitude mode and for a one-button dive computer, I think it looks really good.

The biggest drawback is of course the proprietary Mares RGBM algorithm which I simply don’t recommend, and that the strap is really short.

If you dive in a drysuit, you might actually have a hard time getting it strapped around your wrist and there are no extension chords.

I would have wished for the option to manually set depth and bottom alarms (they exist but cannot be modified).

Last but not least, external dongles and interfaces are not included and need to be purchased separately. They are on the cheaper side, though, and won’t break the bank.

Alternatives

If you are looking for a budget dive computer, a good alternative to the Mares Puck Pro is the Suunto Zoop Novo, as well as the popular Cressi Leonardo.

Where to buy

MSRP: €399

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