Shearwater Research Inc was formed in 2004 by Bruce Partridge and through his direct background in computer system designs and embedded programing along with his education and experience in technical diving, he introduced the world of diving to his idea of what a dive computer should be.
Shearwater follows our beliefs of simple and intuitive Scuba. Scuba at any level can be stressful, we do not want any of our equipment to add to the stress or the brain cells being consumed to operate the underwater life support systems. Shearwater was picked by Evolution Scuba because they and we have proved their gear to be of the highest level . Over the years Shearwater has worked with some of the most premier Divers of the technical world to bring their instruments to a whole new level. Do not be intimidated by the word technical, if tech divers use these instruments so should you. The people at Shearwater have built these units to improve the journey for divers everywhere.
Shearwater employs Buhlman with Gradient Factors and VPM-B decompression algorithms to motor their information to the diver. The information is presented to the diver is simple and can be absorbed at a glance. The Shearwater Team continues to work with the technical and rebreather markets to excel their knowledge and equipment to new levels to insure that the dive industry is kept at the cutting edge of safety from their equipment.
Please take a look at these videos for an overview of Shearwater and their instruments.