Shearwater Research has announced updates to its iconic Perdix and Petrel dive computers – the Perdix 2 and Petrel 3, which will begin shipping later this month.
The Perdix 2 has been given a new casing which Shearwater says makes it the company’s ‘toughest and most reliable full-size computer yet.’ The armoured casing has been constructed with a precision titanium-surround bezel and with titanium piezo touch buttons to protect the Perdix 2’s performance-enhanced electronics.
An aluminosilicate glass lens guards the 2.2” screen to offer improved clarity, impact, and damage resistance; the vibrating alert system is user-customisable to ensure the wearer’s attention is drawn to the computer at the most critical points of the dive.
Air integration is possible with up to four Shearwater transmitters allowing the Perdix 2 to ‘grow’ from a first dive computer to an advanced technical diving solution. The Perdix 2 is powered by the same user-changeable single AA battery as its predecessor, and is available in Titanium (Ti) and Ti Black finsihes.
Shearwater’s Petrel 3 has been fitted with an all-new, easy-to-read, 2.6” AMOLED display, protected by a similarly toughened aluminosilicate glass lens, titanium bezel, and piezo touch buttons as its Perdix 2 stablemate. Air integration is now standard to all Petrel 3 models with connectivity for up to four Shearwater transmitters, allowing for customisation from single-cylinder open circuit to rebreather and bailout gas pressure monitoring.
The Petrel 3 also has a strong vibration alert system, and the user-changeable AA battery offers long dive times and ease of replacement. The Petrel 3 is available in standalone or rebreather monitoring models, including DiveCAN, 4-pin AK, and Fischer port connections.
Both the Perdix 2 and Petrel 3 ship with Shearwater’s familiar and intuitive user interface allowing for a full range of single and multi-gas diving. Bluetooth connectivity and the free Shearwater Cloud software allow for dive downloads and future updates.
The computers are in 10 languages – English, French, German, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese – and will begin shipping in the Americas and Asia Pacific from 15 June, 2022 and by mid-summer in Europe.