Summer  is the most popular time of the year for deep-sea diving, especially across the east and west coasts of the United States, along with the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico. Warm water climates are universally preferred by divers.

Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Palm Beach, Florida, Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic are among the popular places for warm water diving. Along with a warm water climate, deep-sea diving requires the right gear including a wet-suit, goggles, fins, a mask, a scuba tank, not to mention a diving watch.

Having the correct timepiece while diving is vital, since it is extremely necessary to record your dive times and know when your air may start to run out … so you can safely return to the surface.

SL-11876A-TIB-01-YA-WBoth titanium and stainless steel case watches are preferred for diving, since both metals will not corrode when exposed to salt water. Titanium is the ideal metal for diving, since it is extremely durable and also incredibly lightweight on the wrist.

Water-resistance is another important factor. Watches with locking screw-down crowns and case backs that are water-resistant more than 200 meters are the top choice for divers. A screw-down crown and case back prevent water from entering the inner chambers of a watch, which could cause damage to the mechanisms inside.

A unidirectional rotating bezel is another  necessary element. The singular rotating bezel allows you to accurately record your dive times and will not rotate backwards. A highly legible dial with luminous hands and markers is also preferred, since you will need to see the time in the dark depths of the sea.

Finally a silicone or rubber strap is favored for deep sea diving. Silicone and rubber straps are not only water resistant, but you can adjust the strap to fit around your wetsuit. Many watchmakers offer stainless steel and titanium bracelet models with extension clasps to accommodate this situation.

The Swiss Legend Commander Automatic Diving Watch available at online retailer  is an excellent choice. This high-performance Swiss-made automatic timepiece is water-resistant to 200 meters and has a locking screw-down crown and case back.

The 46mm diameter titanium case is presented on a black silicone strap. A unidirectional rotating bezel encircles the black dial with luminous yellow hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.  Diving watch comes with an additional yellow silicone strap and automatic watch winder to keep it running when not in use.

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