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Apple Watch Ultra: Scuba Diving with Oceanic Plus App 🤿

The Oceanic Plus app turns the Apple Watch Ultra into a dive computer, dive planner, dive tracker and more. We tested it out with a full day of diving in the Pacific. Checkout the Apple Watch Ultra here 👉 : *CNET may get a commission from these offers Subscribe to CNET: Never miss a deal…

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0:00 Intro
1:32 Pre-Dive Planning
2:36 Dive 1
4:39 Dive 2 & 3
6:08 Post-Dive Data
7:23 Snorkel Test
8:55 Final Thoughts

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63 Comments

  1. Chris G

    November 29, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    This was cool

  2. Mike Silva

    November 29, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Cool 🎬

  3. Freddy Salazar Fallas

    November 29, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    Hello
    I am a costarrican diver, I am very interested, thank you for your explication.

  4. venom5809

    November 29, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Umm turn the password off. lol 🤦‍♂️

    • Jesse Orrall

      November 29, 2022 at 6:18 pm

      Yes indeed, don’t make the same mistake I did lol

  5. Hein Blöd

    November 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Great review😀

  6. Brendan Berndt

    November 29, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Yes

  7. Informal Settler

    November 29, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks for the great review. I’m just irrationally bitter that Apple is now dipping into this sport ugh also, subscription? I’ll stick to the established dive computers

    • besweeeet2

      November 29, 2022 at 11:35 pm

      An expensive hardware purchase then a subscription on top of that? No thanks.

  8. ColtsFan4Life 35

    November 29, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Cool feature but most pro divers will never use an Apple watch for diving.

  9. TravisTheSavage

    November 29, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    I hope samsung comes out with a watch like this.

  10. Jesse Orrall

    November 29, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for watching everyone! Divers sound off: Apple Watch Ultra or standalone dive computer? If dive computer, which one? Let me know down below 🌊

    • Syndrius

      November 29, 2022 at 10:33 pm

      The subscription model killed it for me, I prefer to use my shearwater computer that will last me more will cost less and will do way more including AI, Trimix ccr etc, let you choose gradient factors etc…. Besides shearwater you have garmin descent mk2i if you want a smart watch with diving capabilities

    • Erwin

      November 29, 2022 at 11:59 pm

      You always want a computer will not shut down at least 200ft, I case of a emergency you may need to get deeper. it Cozumel one of the best dives is to 130ft, but few divers exit deeper to 150ft if they are not putting attention,

    • Eelco Hoenselaar

      November 30, 2022 at 2:41 am

      Apple Watch Ultra: Never in my life.
      Right now the best dive computers are the Shearwater Perdix 2 and the Shearwater Petrel 3. The Shearwater Teric if you must have a dive watch computer. The Shearwater Peregrine if you will only ever do recreational diving. The Garmin Mk2s if you must have a smartwatch/dive watch computer combo, and the Garmin Mk2i if you must have a smartwatch/dive watch computer combo that can keep track of your breathing gas.

    • David Newton

      November 30, 2022 at 7:21 am

      I picked up an Apple Watch and used the “dive computer” as an excuse to buy one. The other features of the watch are nice, but I really want to use this for diving in Minnesota, and this seems like a good but not great all in one recreational diving watch.

    • Ziad Morsy

      December 1, 2022 at 10:57 am

      Can the app track your location underwater using the compass and the entry point? or it just show the entry and exet points?

    • SCUBAbro94

      December 1, 2022 at 11:51 am

      I love apple products but air integration is a must for me

  11. BP Bp

    November 29, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I was so confused with the data showing on the watch then, I remembered that Americans don’t use the metric system lol. Good review though.

  12. Mr Vee

    November 29, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    ill stick on my shearwater mate!!!proper divecomputer…ill compare them soon

  13. Alec Kramer

    November 29, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Why do you need a pass code on a watch?

  14. Gadgety

    November 29, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Truly excellent video and testing. Kudos for the 56 degree dive. Apple should make it optional to defeat the pass code nonsense during dives.

  15. Mark S

    November 29, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    I am a big Apple fan and was eager to see the review. For me, the pluses: bright screen; long battery life; the post-dive data summary with easy integration into other Apple products; more visible warnings than most dive watches; vibration warnings. Cons: Don’t want to have my attention absorbed by having to enter a passcode or flip screens during a dive. Overall, I don’t dive frequently enough to justify buying the watch. I will continue to rent a standalone dive computer. If I did dive more I would still have an issue with the passcode and the need to rotate the crown. Better to have a press button instead but best of all is no need to engage with the watch at all with my hands.That is something to minimize for any piece of scuba equipment.

  16. SABlister

    November 29, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    please no gang signs

  17. besweeeet2

    November 29, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    While I like the idea of using my existing wrist watch to log dives, I don’t know if I’d be able to trust a bloated, multi-feature OS like watchOS. For the sake of safety, reliability, and the fact that this is so new, I’ll be sticking with dedicated dive ‘puters.

  18. Naviss

    November 29, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    The passcode issue is a major hassle….

  19. Erwin

    November 29, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    What happen if goes deeper in a emergency? Will it keep working to 200ft or it shuts off?

  20. Raymond Adusei

    November 30, 2022 at 12:16 am

    I think any serious scuba diver will not use an apple watch

  21. Gagnarök

    November 30, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Garbage first gen product I see. Stay away

  22. Sim Harbert

    November 30, 2022 at 12:57 am

    $800? I don’t see the software cost as being much of a problem, but my dive computer was much less than that and has integrated air pressure and a computer upload link over USB. It also has a huge screen that is easy to read, and I prefer dive computers in the console attached to the air hose rather than on my wrist. I guess the advantage is you have a watch you can use for other sports and outdoors things, but it seems like it would be better to get a regular watch for that and a dive computer for diving. Also, I guess I have to admit that I don’t have an iPhone, so it wouldn’t work too well for me. Maybe at some point this will be something that could replace a regular dive computer.

  23. Christopher Levin

    November 30, 2022 at 1:15 am

    How does the watch know the amount of air left in the tank?

    • BubbleF

      November 30, 2022 at 2:11 am

      it doesn’t buy a Garmin MK1, no subscription and it comes with transmitter

    • Eelco Hoenselaar

      November 30, 2022 at 2:14 am

      It doesn’t. You need your SPG for that.
      For a dive computer to know the amount of air left in the tank you need a dive computer connected to your HP hose, or a wireless transmitter that can communicate with your dive computer. Oceanic has wireless transmitters, but the Apple watch isn’t set up to be able to communicate with them.

  24. Sal Prestige

    November 30, 2022 at 1:23 am

    lol strokes

  25. Scott’s Reviews

    November 30, 2022 at 3:45 am

    Did you notice a huge battery difference. Wow I did.

  26. Dr J. Green, G. I.

    November 30, 2022 at 5:45 am

    CNET, is there a pilot Apple Watch?

  27. urandur parthu

    November 30, 2022 at 11:37 am

    What about warranty
    Does apple watch has water damage warranty

  28. Godafather Adventure

    November 30, 2022 at 11:50 am

    this is nice,but the subscription suck!!!better use my Garmin MK2,everything in one watch.😊

  29. iComment Live!

    November 30, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Apple
    Apple Watch Ultra Series 2 (2023)

    1. Will remove the password from dives. The risk of another diver stealing your watch is deemed minimal. Also the risk of a fish eating it, and another fisherman finding it and using it, is deemed minimal by Apple stakeholders.

    2. Will support 50 meters extra depth, ontop of the existing one

    3. Will have 25% larger battery capacity

    4. Will include Drowning Detection calling emergency services if the user is fighting to stay afloat

    5. Will include satellite connectivity.

    6. Will include the new Chipset.

    7. Will include new generation heart rate monitor (faster)

    8. Will include new generation SpO2 blood oxygen monitor

    9. Will include blood alcohol levels sensor, but in a basic format.

    10. Will include a sleep score and a readiness score

    11. Will expand the heart zones across the entire day and not only on a workout.

  30. Lihao Yeong

    November 30, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    You can disable “Wrist Detection” if you know you’ll be wearing the Ultra over a wetsuit, that way it won’t keep asking you to enter the passcode

    • Allen van Hellen

      December 1, 2022 at 1:14 am

      I believe that would remove any Apple Pay cards, is that right?

    • Black Quire

      December 1, 2022 at 5:17 am

      @Allen van Hellen yes, but it’s just a toggle in the Watch settings. Not a major issue.

  31. Mike Hillyer

    November 30, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    No way to add your own existing logbook entries, no way to export the logbook, makes for a bit of a non-starter.

  32. Michael

    November 30, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    (NO SHOUTING) DISGUSTING THE SUBSCRIPTION FOR THIS APP AND THE OUTRAGEOUS PRICES THAT THEY ASK TO PAY MONTHLY FOR THIS APP!!!!

  33. L W

    November 30, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Every other dive computer- Check Battery Jump in
    Apple Dive Computer- Check Battery, Check Subscription realize it expired while your miles off shore, cancel dive or go old school timer, enter passcode, jump in. No thanks

  34. Wild Tales Of An American Jungle Boy

    November 30, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    As a professional diver I am NOT impressed yet. Perhaps the 2cond or 3rd rendition of this watch/dive computer will tick all the boxers. But right now its fine for someone that only dives once a year to like 30 ft max.

  35. Gareth kershaw

    November 30, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    I’d like to see air integration with a tank pod

  36. Anthony Holland

    November 30, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks for the review. IMHO, air integration is a must, as is addressing the lock-and-passcode issue.

    • Kanon 08

      December 1, 2022 at 12:23 am

      From my past Apple Watch experience, the passcode is complexly optional. It does eliminate the use of the wallet app tho.

    • Anthony Holland

      December 1, 2022 at 12:34 am

      @Kanon 08 It is, but assuming you want the code the rest of the time, this needs to be addressed.

    • Xiao Kris

      December 1, 2022 at 11:17 am

      The passcode is overridden as soon as you submerge in water and it goes into dive mode with or without the passcode. Assuming you have enabled it to auto-launch which it prompts you to do when first launching the app. But yeah no A.I. unfortunately. I have yet to use the air integration with my shearwater, but I plan to eventually. It does work quite well though, the screen is awesome underwater.

    • Braeden Black

      December 1, 2022 at 3:38 pm

      Disable wrist detection to avoid passcode requests.

  37. O EAO

    November 30, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    What’s is the max depth?

    • Max Wheelwright: iPhone Photography Tutorials

      November 30, 2022 at 10:43 pm

      40meters with dive functions, 100meters total

  38. Sevenfeet0

    December 1, 2022 at 3:37 am

    At 56 degrees in the pool, I would have gone in with the wetsuit!

    I’ve always wanted an Apple Watch that you can dive with. I’ve seen lots of criticism that “I’d never trust that thing” or other similar complaints. I’m old enough to remember diving with dive tables, so computers have always been a “nice to have” for me but not required. These days the prices have come down to the point that everyone should have one. One thing about the Oceanic+ app is that it will always get better with future updates. Many dive computers are the same as the day you opened the box. I think auto logging of dives to your log book is a great feature…no need to do any kind of weird syncing. My main problem now is that I already own a stainless Series 7 my wife bought for me last year…and I can’t imagine paying another $800 for an upgrade so soon.

  39. Malcolm Orrall

    December 1, 2022 at 4:02 am

    Terrific breakdown of features and explanation of features. Beautifully shot and edited too. I felt like I was right there with you. ✨🐬✨!

  40. Choon Zeng

    December 1, 2022 at 4:37 am

    TLDR: Not worth it as a dedicated dive comp

  41. Guido Barth

    December 1, 2022 at 6:40 am

    Thank you for the review! An Apple Watch as a Dive-Computer is very appealing to me.
    The size and price tag are a bit large for my taste. Dealbreaker is a subscription fee for an advertised feature!

  42. Lers Tom

    December 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

    NIVE

  43. Kester Laity

    December 1, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Lost me at when we have to pay a monthly subscription for a dice computer

  44. Twizzlestix

    December 1, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Who is going to pay a subscription for a dive app? As someone who taught scuba diving for years in Southeast Asia, theres not a chance I would pay a monthly fee for a dive computer function over just using my suunto computer. Not to mention most rec divers might only dive once or twice a year, so are they going to pay monthly for an app they use a few days out of the year? This is absolutely ridiculous and shows how out of touch apple is when it comes to the actual dive community. Also apple conveniently hid the fact this dive feature would be a paid app when they marketed the new watch.

  45. Erwin

    December 1, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Can we read or text messages, some one told me if the phone in in the boat , it till send message down to 130ft?

  46. veitbosse

    December 1, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Sprich deutsch, bitte.

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