what compass do you all use?

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what compass do you all use?

Post by iotium » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:07 pm

I've been using one with a built in retractor because I like holding it out at arm's length, but I've never been that happy with it because the card itself is pretty sticky and I don't love having things dangling. As for wrist-mounts I feel like I don't really have the flexibility in a drysuit to hold my arm as high as I would need to make a wrist mount effective, but I'm curious if anyone else has had good luck with them.

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Re: what compass do you all use?

Post by Jeff Pack » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:25 pm

everyone I know uses wrist mounted compasses. Or on their hand with bungee

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Re: what compass do you all use?

Post by 60south » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:40 pm

Hose-mounted near the SPG.

Wrist real estate is in short supply, with a computer, light and dry gloves already there. Retractors never quite live up to my expectations. What I really want is a HUD compass in my mask...

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Re: what compass do you all use?

Post by dlh » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:20 pm

Recently started using a Teric wrist computer as my backup on the right wrist. It has a floating red pointer that moves around the circular display, and easy to set markers for a desired nav point. I like this much better than the nearly useless digital compass on my Petrel as I follow the compass while pointing my arm straight ahead in the direction of travel.

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Re: what compass do you all use?

Post by Jeremy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:51 pm

One of these bad boys and wear it on the left wrist for scooter navigation

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Re: what compass do you all use?

Post by Diverdave68 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:47 am

I use a Suunto SK8 on right hand. Between the dry glove rings and my T-rex arms that's the only place that works for me.

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Re: what compass do you all use?

Post by GearHead » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:18 pm

I use the Suunto on a bungee wrist mount. It’s more than just handy at several dive sites around the Sound. Edmonds, Mukilteo Edgewater Park, Redondo and other places where there isn’t a wall or definite slope to the bottom to assist with navigation.

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