From our beginnings in 2004 Shearwater Research Inc. has been fueled by the passion and vision of its Founder Bruce Partridge. With a background in computer systems design, embedded programming and advanced technical diving, Bruce brought 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.

    Unrivaled in capability and performance. Advanced engineering ensures precise computing during every moment of the dive


    Pure simplicity in form and function. Our products provide a streamlined experience, ensuring each interaction feels instinctual without any complications


    Unwavering dependability without compromise. Designed and built in Canada, our dive computers are purpose built for the rugged adventures diving brings


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.

Shearwater Research quickly became a major supplier of trimix computers and electronic control systems for rebreathers. After enjoying wide acceptance in technical diving circles, Shearwater gained popularity amongst recreational divers.

Shearwater's computers are notably easy to use for divers at all development levels and have a reputation for being reliable, user friendly, and easy to read underwater. Shearwater computers are designed to improve the journey for divers everywhere.



Shearwater Research designs and manufactures open-circuit and closed-circuit trimix dive computers for the most demanding divers. We provide Buhlmann with Gradient Factors and VPM-B, the most common decompression models used by technical divers. A focus on innovative and simple displays keeps the most important information available at a glance.

Rebreather Control Systems

Shearwater is proud to supply electronic control systems and decompression computers to the world’s leading rebreather manufacturers. Our continuing goal is to advance rebreather technology for the purpose of increasing safety and reliability.


To improve the safety and flexibility of rebreather electronics, Shearwater has adapted the internationally accepted digital messaging system known as CAN Bus for use in rebreathers. Known as DiveCAN®, this technology will enable rebreather manufacturers to easily integrate technological advancements as they become available.


Being divers ourselves we know how important it is to have quality products that we can put our trust into. Because of this belief, all Shearwater products are designed and manufactured in Vancouver, Canada, in our certified ISO 9001-2015 compliant facility. Our products meet international standards as required by CE, FCC, and IC.