Cressi Leonardo Dive Computer Review

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Cressi Leonardo Dive Computer Review: Best Entry Level Dive Computer?

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This is hands down one of the best beginner dive computers on the market. The Leonardo is a must-have for scuba divers entering the sport and looking for their first computer. A single button interface makes it easy to program Air, Nitrox and Gauge modes the first time you pick the computer up. The one button design makes it great to toggle modes and you won’t get lost in menus or have to worry about multiple button combinations. press to toggle modes or advance in menus, hold to enter the menu or select. Simple and effective. It holds up to 60 dives in memory and can be reset after each dive, which combined with its ease of use makes it a great choice for rentals or dive centers. You can also get a PC interface for it for those who like to keep a digital dive log.

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The Cressi Leonardo comes in tons of colors to match your scuba gear.



So what do you get with the Cressi Leonardo dive computer? Pretty much, exactly what it promises: an easy to use design aimed at newer divers or those who “just want to dive”.  The screen is nearly 2 inches wide and extremely easy to read, with no weird abbreviations and large numerical display. The dive screen displays current depth, NDL, max depth, dive time, battery level and temperature, while the alternate shows gas mix, PO2 setting and conservatism factor. There are both audio and screen warnings for deep and safety stops (although there is no safety-stop timer) and for approaching deco. The ascent-rate indicator uses a stack of arrows to get the point across, and there’s an oxygen-toxicity bar graph and alarm. You can program nitrox up to 50 percent, PO2 from 1.2 to 1.6, altitude, and three levels of conservatism.  The Cressi Leonardo dive computer is one of the most conservative on the market,  providing great peace of mind when it comes to avoiding decompression sickness.  The Leonardo might be too basic for advanced divers, and we wish it had a safety-stop timer and a stronger backlight. However, it delivers what it promises at a modest price point. for new divers or those who want simplicity. The Cressi Leonardo is one of our favorite entry level dive computers and extremely easy to recommend.

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Final Thoughts

Thanks for taking the time to read our Cressi Leonardo Dive Computer review, and hopefully you found it helpful. We highly recommend this to anyone looking to get their first dive computer.


  • Great entry level dive computer
  • Large, easy to read display
  • Option to reset after each dive (Great for dive shops)
  • Low price point is great for first time buyers
  • Comes in a wide range of colors
  • Durable strap material


  • No safety stop timer
  • Too large to be worn as a day to day watch
  • Backlight could be stronger
  • Specifications

    • Algorithm: Bruce Wienke/Haldane Model
    • Audible Alarms: Yes
    • Depth Display:  To 393 Feet (0 To 120 Meters)
    • Altitude Adjustable: Yes, Up To 12,139 feet (3,700 Meters)
    • Operating Modes: Air, Nitrox Or Gauge
    • Back Light: Yes
    • Memory Capacity: 60 Dive (70 Hours)
    • Time, Date & Temperature: Yes
    • Imperial/Metric Display: Yes
    • Battery: 3-Volt Cr2430 user replaceable battery

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