The Galileo Luna is every thing we have come to expect from the land of Scubapro Uwatec. It is a high quality, sophisticated, full featured wrist mounted dive computer that comes with a large easy to read display. It is user friendly and contains an intuitive menu system.
All the info a diver could want is there at a quick glance, including your air time remaining should you pair this with the Scubapro Smart Transmitter. The Galileo Luna is truly upgrade-able as well, allowing options such as Multi Gas use for up to three Nitrox mixtures and you can even also add a heart rate monitor to your information gathering as well.
Galileo Luna Key Computer Features
- Nitrox compatible (21-100% Oxygen). The Luna comes standard with one nitrox mix but the PMG (Predictive Multi-Gas) upgrade can be purchased to extend it to three Nitrox mixtures up to 100% Oxygen.
- Set the level of conservatism you desire based on diving conditions, age, physical fitness or level of experience.
- Air Integration when paired with a transmitter. The computer will display your remaining tank pressure and the remaining bottom time remaining based on your breathing rate. The Luna will also incorporate your breathing rate/work load into it’s decompression algorithm.
- On board digital compass that remains accurate regardless of the tilt.
- Incorporates intermediate stops based on your actual dive profile including nitrogen loading, breathing rate, breathing gases and previous dives. This feature is called Profile Dependent Intermediate Stops (PDIS).
- Freediving and dive gauge mode.
- User replaceable battery.
- Massive Log book that stores 100 hours of diving and can store pictures, tissue loading graphs and tables.
Are there any negatives of the Galileo Luna?
Over the years the Galileo Luna has been on the market the main complaint from divers has been that when using the Air Integration, the computer can intermittently lose connection with the transmitter. While more recently Scubapro have made improvements to the transmitter it is a situation that is easy to avoid and applies to all air integrated wrist computers.
When attaching the transmitter to your first stage, always put it on the same side as your wear your computer. The signal can get ‘lost’ when trying to pass through your body. It is also a very good idea to put the transmitter on a 3 or 6 inch high pressure hose. The HP hose serves two purposes. First it sticks the transmitter out further from behind your head to give it less interference in transmission. Secondly the short hose can act as a shock absorber for the transmitter should you knock or bump your first stage during a dive.
The other thing that can be considered a negative for some people is the expense. The Galileo Luna is at the higher end of recreational dive computers and if you’re just starting out and getting your first set of gear, the Luna maybe seen as overkill as it will have a lot of features that you may not need. On the other hand it is a computer that will grow and evolve as your own diving does and won’t need to be replaced due to a lack of features. Also if you are the sort of person that likes their gadgets, the Luna is definitely hard to beat.
This one is easy. If you can justify the expense of a high-end dive computer, you value ease of use and an easy to read display and want real diver safety in the form of a truly adaptive algorithm. The Galileo Luna from Scubapro/Uwatec may just be your match made in heaven.