I just got back from a very nice dive trip up to British Columbia, Canada and used the Citizen Promaster Diver BN0151-09L during all my dives.
I’m still working on my full review of the Citizen Promaster (review is now up!), but my first impression on use of it as a tool watch for diving?
My main criteria for a dive watch is that the time is quickly and easily read from the dial, and that the bezel is easy to turn with thick dive gloves on (without being so easy that it moves when bumped). Bonus points for great lume that let you read it in the dark without shining a light on it.
The Citizen Promaster Diver BN0151-09L satisfies all of that very easily. The hands are big, obvious, and easily distinguishable from each other. The bezel is easy to turn and well marked. And the lume will easily last all night.
I did my deepest dive ever on this trip, a quick bounce dive down to 156 feet in order to view rare Gorgonian corals. This type of coral is usually found thousands of feet deep, but the site we were diving in Canada is one of only a few spots in the world where conditions are right for the coral to live at depths reachable by SCUBA divers. It was very special to be able to see them, even if we were only able to be down there for a couple of minutes.
Overall, if you’re looking for an affordable dive watch for actual use while diving, you won’t go wrong with the Citizen Promaster Diver BN0151-09L. Be sure to check out my unboxing article here, and I’ll update this post once I get my full review up.