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Heads-Up Display Dive Computer Brings Info to Your Eyes

Māoï by Thalatoo dive computer straps in above your mask for a Google Glass-like dive experience.

Divers are accustomed to consistently glancing at their wrist or console computer to check depth, no-deco limits, ascent rate and more. But a new invention could make that a thing of the past — Māoï by Thalatoo brings all your pertinent dive info to you.

“It is the first dive computer in the world that allows you to keep your eyes on the essentials safely,” says the product’s Indiegogo page. “Fully transparent, Māoï projects the important information in front of you at the right time.”

This “heads-up display” dive computer straps just above your mask, with a clear display coming down in front of your left eye. While some divers may say that this will distract you from the underwater world, the idea is to help you focus on what’s in front of you, rather than a wrist or console computer.

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Māoï, displayed on a mannequin at the 2017 DEMA Show in Orlando, Florida.

Becca Hurley

Māoï detects what phase of the dive you’re at, adjusting the information as necessary. At the surface, it’s designed to display your surface interval and gas mix, among other items, but while you descend and explore, it shows your depth, bottom time and no-deco time. The ascent mode shows your ascent rate, depth, safety stop and more.

This is not the first time we've seen this concept. The Oceanic DataMask and Shearwater NERD 2 are among the products that bring dive info to your line of sight, but in different ways.

Check out more on the products that caught our eye at the DEMA Show.

Māoï also displays your information on its outside surface, so your buddy can see your information when necessary.

The product reached its support goal on Indiegogo, so you may be seeing divers with it in the water soon.

For more information, visit their Indiegogo page.

Want a more traditional dive computer? Check out ScubaLab’s latest computer test.