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Compass scuba diving equipment

Diving compass

Diving compass

An underwater compass is a compact navigation tool which can either be worn on the wrist like a watch or integrated in a gauge consol, or attached to the BCD with a special retractor. Some dive computers are equipped with in-built digital compasses. No matter which model you prefer,
a common liquid filled magnetic compass should fit these requirements:

  • Phosphorescent card
  • Top and side reading
  • Easy to read bearing indicators
  • High tilt potential
  • Rotating bezel with luminescent markings

To get advice ask the instructors, or share your opinions with other divers in the diving equipment forum.
Look at the diving center directory to find a dive shop or diving center in your region.

All information and opinions provided are general and no substitute for professional advice. Always check with your diving instructor what fits best to your personal needs and to your level of training.

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