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Planning to go on a trip? Consider bringing a compass with you. Even though nowadays, many people use their smartphones or other GPS devices for navigation, there is nothing more reliable than an old school compass. Whatever is your way of traveling, a compass will help to accurately determine the direction you are heading. Dip ‘N Dive carries a variety of different compass types and styles. You can choose between a military, baseplate, sighting, wrist or a pocket compass. Are you into orienteering and need the equipment for competitions? We have that too. Simply choose a suitable compass and you will always be on the right track.

Here, at Dip ‘N Dive, we carry a few different types of magnetic compasses, in particular simple liquid compasses, card compasses, lensatic compasses, orienteering compasses and thumb compasses.

 

  • Suunto MC-2 NH USGS Mirror Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto MC-2 NH USGS Mirror Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto MC-2 NH USGS Mirror Compass

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    A professional mirror compass with top-of-the-line features for precise directional measurementsA professional mirror compass with top-of-the-line ...

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  • Suunto MC-2G/IN Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto MC-2G/IN Compass

    Suunto

    Global Balancing System Adjustable Declination Correction Scale Sighting Hole and Mirror for Accurate Bearings Easy-Grip Bezel Reads in 2-Degree I...

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  • Suunto Clipper L/B NH Compass SS004102011 - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto Clipper L/B NH Compass SS004102011 - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto Clipper L/B NH Compass SS004102011

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    Compact Compass Clips Luminous Cardinal Directions Balanced for Northern Hemisphere Rotating Bezel Attach and make it part of your outdoor gear fo...

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    Suunto MC-2/360/G/D/L Compass

    Suunto

    Global Compass Luminous Outer Ring for Working in Low Light Mirror for Sighting Bearings and Signaling Suunto’s MC-2G Global Compass is one of the...

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  • Suunto M-3 NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto M-3 NH Compass

    Suunto

    A premium quality precision compass for convenient direction taking even in demanding conditionsSuunto M-3 NH is an orienteering style compass that...

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  • Suunto MC-2/360/D/L/CM/IN/NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto MC-2/360/D/L/CM/IN/NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto MC-2/360/D/L/CM/IN/NH Compass

    Suunto

    Baseplate Compass with Sighting Mirror Adjustable Declination Setting Luminous Dial and Sighting Points Should you be looking for a reliable basep...

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  • Silva Mini Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Silva Mini Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Mini Compass

    Silva

    The SILVA Mini is perfect to bring as an extra compass, it is super lightweight and takes up minimum space.It can be attached to your jacket with a...

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  • Cammenga J582T Tritium Wrist Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Cammenga J582T Tritium Wrist Compass

    Cammenga

    Luminosity: Tritium Jewel Bearing: Sapphire Dial Readings: 10 Degree Graduations Cammenga J582T Tritium Wrist Compass is a very versatile and comp...

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  • Silva 58 Kayak Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva 58 Kayak Compass

    Silva

    The kayaks best friend! For the serious kayak paddlers there is no better choice but the 58 Kayak compass. It’s small, lightweight and has a unique...

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  • Suunto KB-14/360R DG Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto KB-14/360R DG Compass

    Suunto

    The kb-14 hand-bearing compass with high accuracy and usability when taking directionThe Suunto KB-14 hand-held precision compasses are used all ov...

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  • Cammenga 27CS Phosphorescent Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Cammenga 27CS Phosphorescent Compass

    Cammenga

    Phosphorescent Lensatic Compass Clam Pack Waterproof Carrying Pouch and Belt Clip 27CS Phosphorescent Compass by Cammenga is perfect for those, wh...

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    Silva 100B/H Compass

    Silva

    A bulkhead-mounted compass designed for sailboats and yachtsmen.A bulkhead-mounted compass designed for sailboats and yachtsmen that demand absolut...

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  • Silva Metro Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Metro Compass

    Silva

    The simple North pointer is your indispensable assistant while navigating with a map or GPS. The simple North pointer is your indispensable assista...

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  • Suunto MB-6 Matchbox GLOBAL Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto MB-6 Matchbox GLOBAL Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto MB-6 Matchbox GLOBAL Compass

    Suunto

    When venturing out into new territory, the Suunto MB-6 Global Matchbox Compass sighting compasses offer precision navigation with a variety of care...

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  • Suunto A-30 NH USGS Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto A-30 NH USGS Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto A-30 NH USGS Compass

    Suunto

    Baseplate with magnifying lens Includes ruler (cm and inches) Control marking holes Jewel bearing A compact, accurate compass for hiking and orien...

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  • Silva C58 Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva C58 Compass

    Silva

    A bracket mounted steering compass designed for movement, fitted with a detachable bracket.It can be mounted on almost any vehicle, such as power b...

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  • Silva 70UNE Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva 70UNE Compass

    Silva

    This universal compass can be used in its bracket as a steering compass or as a sighting compass when handheld.The 70UN can be installed in any inc...

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  • Silva Begin Wrist Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Begin Wrist Compass

    Silva

    SILVA Begin Wrist Compass is the perfect entry-level compass for your orienteering-interested child or for school orienteering. SILVA Begin Wrist C...

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  • Silva Race Plate Zoom Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Race Plate Zoom Compass

    Silva

    Compasses are our heritage and SILVA compasses have long been the first choice among elite orienteers around the world.The SILVA Race Plate series ...

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  • Silva Ranger 2.0 Quad Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Ranger 2.0 Quad Compass

    Silva

    An advanced mirror sighting compass with quadrant graduations for experienced users and professionals with high demands on accuracy, precision and ...

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  • Suunto MC-2/360/IN/D/NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto MC-2/360/IN/D/NH Compass

    Suunto

    A professional mirror compass with top-of-the-line features for precise directional measurements.The advanced navigation compass.When venturing out...

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  • Suunto AIM-6 NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto AIM-6 NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto AIM-6 NH Compass

    Suunto

    The thumb compass for top orienteersThe thumb compass for top orienteersThis thumb compass features an exceptionally stable and visually optimized ...

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  • Suunto Guiding Star Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto Guiding Star Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto Guiding Star Compass

    Suunto

    Silver compass pendant for outdoor adventurersA clear Nordic winter night with Polaris steady to the north, the guide for explorers since ancient t...

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  • Suunto TANDEM/360PC/360R DG Clino/Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto TANDEM/360PC/360R DG Clino/Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto TANDEM/360PC/360R DG Clino/Compass

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    TANDEM/360PC/360R DG Clino/CompassThe Suunto Tandem hand-held precision instrument is used all over the world by antenna installation technicians, ...

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Liquid compasses have a moving magnetized needle or card immersed in fluid. The use of the liquid helps to lessen excessive swing and improve readability.

Card compasses are often used on ships or boats, as they include a fixed needle and a rotating compass card, mounted in fluid. The moving card absorbs much of the boat’s motion and makes it easier to read.

Prismatic or lensatic compasses are highly accurate and often very durable. They have three main components - the base with a needle, dial, and rotating scales, a glass prism or a lens, and a lid with a hairline. Lensatic compasses allow reading the bearing while sighting on a chosen distant object. This type of compasses can either have liquid as a damping mechanism or use electromagnetic induction. Many also have tritium and a combination of phosphors which help to read of the compass in the dark.

Base plate or orienteering compasses are also liquid filled, but their main distinction is a rectangular transparent plastic base, which allows a map to be read through it. Such compasses often feature a magnifying lens for map reading, luminescent components for low light conditions and a ruler.

Thumb compasses are similar to baseplate compasses, but smaller in size. They can be fixed on the thumb to leave one hand free.