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Underwater Compasses

Many divers take diving compasses for granted, considering them just an accessory to an overall dive gauge console system. Trying to navigate with a poorly designed or improperly functioning compass can be one of diving's more frustrating events.

Compasses vary in greatly in where they are worn/attached and this is down to personal diver preference. From wrist mounted compasses with straps or bungees to a gauge mounted compass, we have every variation

We only stock the very best underwater and diving compasses to ensure that you are on track at all times. We use and recommend the Suunto range of wrist mount dive compasses, but have plenty of options from other brands like Cressi as well.

Technical Tip

Compass Balance Zones

Compasses are designed for use within a certain area of the globe because the earth's magnetic field not only varies horizontally, but also vertically, causing the needle to dip downward when the case is held level. The compass needle card is balanced with a small weight to counteract the downward dip so the needle card does not drag or stick on the top or bottom of the capsule. If you take any compass to a significantly different part of the globe than where it was balanced, check the compass carefully before relying upon it. The compasses we sell are balanced for the southern hemisphere.

Digital Compasses

Note that digital compasses, like the ones becoming popular in dive computers, do not have balance zones. Digital compasses are universal because they have a user 'calibration' feature, which is performed in the region where the diver plans to use the compass. A change in region simply requires a recalibration before use in the new location



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Suunto Clipper L/B Dive Compass (SH)

Suunto Clipper L/B Dive Compass (SH)

The Suunto Clipper Dive Compass will enable you to find your way both under water and on land. You can clip this small, yet fully functional compass...
$35.00  $34.00
Save: $1.00 (3%)


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Suunto SK-8 Compass Capsule (SH)

Suunto SK-8 Compass Capsule (SH)

The Suunto SK-8 Compass Capsule is a fast stabilising compass for fitting into Suunto compass console boots and wrist boots. The SK-8 is a...
$50.00

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Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass Module

Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass Module

The Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass Module features a unique pivoting card design which allows the AC-40 to function accurately even when held on an...
$75.00  $71.00
Save: $4.00 (5%)


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Termo Tech Bungy Wrist Mount Compass

Termo Tech Bungy Wrist Mount Compass

The liquid filled Termo Tech Bungy Wrist Mount Compass is both top and side reading for ease of use in a variety of situations. The compass features...
$75.00

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Performance Diver Compass Module - Discontinued

Performance Diver Compass Module - Discontinued

Set for the southern hemisphere, the Performance Diver Compass Module is large and easy to read underwater. This module fits a wide range of compass...
$89.00  $79.00
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Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass in Housing with No Strap

Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass in Housing with No Strap

The Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass in Housing with No Strap features a unique pivoting card design which allows the AC-40 to function accurately even...
$85.00  $81.00
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Apollo AC-40 Wrist Diving Compass

Apollo AC-40 Wrist Diving Compass

The Apollo AC-40 Wrist Mount Diving Compass features a unique pivoting card design which allows the AC-40 to function accurately even when held on an...
$99.00  $89.00
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Performance Diver Wrist Compass - Discontinued

Performance Diver Wrist Compass - Discontinued

Set for the southern hemisphere, the Performance Diver Wrist Compass is large and easy to read underwater. The compass boot has a side scan notch for...
$99.00  $89.00
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Suunto SK-8 Bungee Mount Wrist Dive Compass (SH)

Suunto SK-8 Bungee Mount Wrist Dive Compass (SH)

The Suunto SK-8 Bungee Mount Dive Compass is a high-quality liquid filled dive compass balanced for the Southern Hemisphere (SH). You wear this dive...
$100.00  $89.00
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Suunto SK-8 Wrist Strap Dive Compass (SH)

Suunto SK-8 Wrist Strap Dive Compass (SH)

The Suunto SK-8 Wrist Dive Compass balanced for the Southern Hemisphere (SH) is a high-quality liquid-filled dive compass. It's worn on the wrist and...
$100.00  $89.00
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Featured Products - Computers / Instruments

Suunto SK-8 Wrist Strap Dive Compass (SH)

Suunto SK-8 Wrist Strap Dive Compass (SH)
$100.00  $89.00
Save: $11.00 (11%)
Suunto Clipper L/B Dive Compass (SH)

Suunto Clipper L/B Dive Compass (SH)
$35.00  $34.00
Save: $1.00 (3%)
Mares XR Hand Compass with Bungee Strap

Mares XR Hand Compass with Bungee Strap
$169.00  $152.00
Save: $17.00 (10%)

Suunto SK-8 Bungee Mount Wrist Dive Compass (SH)

Suunto SK-8 Bungee Mount Wrist Dive Compass (SH)
$100.00  $89.00
Save: $11.00 (11%)
Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass Module

Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass Module
$75.00  $71.00
Save: $4.00 (5%)

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Cressi Console CPD3 SPG and Depth Gauges with Compass

Cressi Console CPD3 SPG and Depth Gauges with Compass
$359.00  $319.00
Save: $40.00 (11%)
Apollo AC-40 Wrist Diving Compass

Apollo AC-40 Wrist Diving Compass
$99.00  $89.00
Save: $10.00 (10%)
Cressi Console CP2 Mini Pressure Gauge with Compass

Cressi Console CP2 Mini Pressure Gauge with Compass
$279.00  $249.00
Save: $30.00 (11%)

Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass Module

Apollo AC-40 Diving Compass Module
$75.00  $71.00
Save: $4.00 (5%)
Suunto SK-8 Bungee Mount Wrist Dive Compass (SH)

Suunto SK-8 Bungee Mount Wrist Dive Compass (SH)
$100.00  $89.00
Save: $11.00 (11%)
Suunto Clipper L/B Dive Compass (SH)

Suunto Clipper L/B Dive Compass (SH)
$35.00  $34.00
Save: $1.00 (3%)