The Suunto D5 dive computer is designed for use as an optional diving equipment for recreational diving. Suunto D5 is intended for use in various types of scuba diving, for example, air, nitrox and free diving. In scuba diving use Suunto D5 dive computer displays important information before, during and after the dive to enable safe decision making. The most important pieces of information are dive depth, dive time and decompression information. In addition, Suunto D5 can show the user other dive related values, such as ascent speed, water temperature, and compass direction. It also helps the diver to plan the dive and to follow through the dive plan.
Suunto D5 can be used as a standalone product or in combination with the Suunto Tank POD, which measures the tank pressure and transmits the pressure reading information to the Suunto D5 dive computer. The combination of the Suunto D5 and the Tank POD is a Personal Protective Equipment under the EU Regulation 2016/425 and protects against risks listed under PPE Risk Category III (a): substances and mixtures which are hazardous to health. Backup instruments, for example, depth gauge, submersible pressure gauge, timer, or watch must be used. The diver must have access to decompression tables whenever diving with a dive computer.