- Dive Computers
From its beginnings in 2004 Shearwater Research Inc. has been fueled by the passion and vision of its CEO Bruce Partridge. With a background in computer systems design, embedded programming and advanced technical diving, Bruce brings a unique perspective to the world of dive computers.
Armed with the belief that divers want a simple intuitive user interface previously unavailable in dive computers and rebreather control systems, the earliest focus was on the design of a menu structure that made sense to the user. As an experienced rebreather and open circuit technical diver, Bruce clearly understood the need for divers to be offered reasonable choices, requiring as few button pushes as possible, during stressful underwater situations. Coupled with Bruce’s strong programming skills and demand for robust, reliable products, Shearwater Research has quickly become a major supplier of trimix computers and electronic control systems for rebreathers.
We’re often asked about how we got started in the dive computer business. This short video production shares a little background about our founders and our company’s vision.