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

    Suunto

    A compact, accurate compass for hiking and orienteering, also in poor visibilityA compact, accurate compass for hiking and orienteering, also in po...

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  • Suunto Clipper L/B SH Southern Hemisphere Compass Gauges - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto Clipper L/B SH Southern Hemisphere Compass Gauges - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto Clipper L/B SH Southern Hemisphere Compass Gauges

    Suunto

    Compact Compass Clips Southern Hemisphere Luminous Cardinal Directions Balanced for Southern Hemisphere Rotating Bezel Suunto Clipper L/B SH is ...

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  • Suunto M-3G/CM Metric Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto M-3G/CM Metric Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto M-3G/CM Metric Compass

    Suunto

    A premium quality precision compass for convenient direction taking globally even in demanding conditionsSuunto M-3G/CM Metric Compass is a perfect...

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  • Cammenga 3H Tritium Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Cammenga 3H Tritium Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Cammenga 3H Tritium Compass

    Cammenga

    Shock, Water and Sand Proof Climate Capacity: -50F to +150F Tritium-Based, Self-Powered Lighting Camenga is a well known and widely trusted manufa...

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  • Suunto MCB BLACK/CM/IN/NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto MCB BLACK/CM/IN/NH Compass

    Suunto

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  • Silva Expedition Global Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Expedition Global Compass

    Silva

    It is high performing when it comes to accuracy, precision and durability. The global needle also makes the compass flexible and possible to use al...

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  • Silva 70P Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva 70P Compass

    Silva

    A Bulkhead mount compass designed for yachtsmen that demand absolute accuracy and a steady card in all conditions. 70P handles unlimited slope of t...

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  • Silva 100BC Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva 100BC Compass

    Silva

    The SILVA 100BC front reading compass with a solid bracket that enables various mounting alternatives, including on the headlining.It has a main st...

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  • Silva 125FTC Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva 125FTC Compass

    Silva

    A compass designed for boats and yachtsmen that demand absolute accuracy and a steady card in all conditions and heeling angles.It is flush-mounted...

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  • Silva 70UN Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva 70UN 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 in...

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  • Silva Race 360 Jet Compass - Left - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Race 360 Jet Compass - Left

    Silva

    The Race Jet is your compass if you’re looking for an elite thumb compass without fuss - lots of transparency to increase the map visibility.Silva’...

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    Silva Race S Jet Compass - Left

    Silva

    The Race Jet is your compass if you’re looking for an elite thumb compass without fuss - lots of transparency to increase the map visibility.Silva’...

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  • Silva Race Jet Compass - Left - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Race Jet Compass - Left

    Silva

    Silva’s new race thumb compasses are perfect for the orienteer, the adventure race athlete, or whoever is in need of a compass with outstanding qua...

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  • Silva Race Plate Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Race Plate 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 Starter 1-2-3 Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Starter 1-2-3 Compass

    Silva

    The SILVA Starter 1-2-3 combines simplicity with comfort and will become a reliable companion in all situations.The SILVA Starter 1-2-3 combines si...

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  • Suunto KB-20/360R G Yellow Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto KB-20/360R G Yellow Compass

    Suunto

    Suunto kb-20 is a floating, light-weight hand-bearing compass that is an ideal for marine, professional and outdoor use.THE LIGHT-WEIGHT PRECISION ...

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  • Suunto A-10 SH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto A-10 SH Compass

    Suunto

    A robust, easy to use compact compass for general recreational useA robust, easy to use compact compass for general recreational useTHE BASEPLATE C...

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  • Suunto A-10 Recreational Field Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Suunto A-10 Recreational Field Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto A-10 Recreational Field Compass

    Suunto

    Fixed Declination Correction Scale Jewel Bearing Operates in Temperatures Down to -40F Whether you’re going camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, bac...

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  • Silva Polaris (Hi-Vis) Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Polaris (Hi-Vis) Compass

    Silva

    High visibility dial with contrast markings 2-Degree graduations Fixed declination correction scale Silva is a brand well known for its accurate e...

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  • Silva Compass Case - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Compass Case

    Silva

    Protective case fits any full-sized Silva compass to guard against abrasion and breakage. Padded nylon with hook-and-loop closure, plus loops for s...

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  • Silva Explorer 203 Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Explorer 203 Compass

    Silva

    An all-around great choice for getting off the beaten path, the Explorer has the scales, extended base plate, and dial graduations needed for accur...

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  • Silva Ranger CLQ Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Ranger CLQ Compass

    Silva

    The Silva Ranger® CLQ delivers superior accuracy, even in the most demanding conditions.Silva Ranger CLQ Compassis a truepinnacle of precision, des...

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  • Silva Lensatic 360 Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Lensatic 360 Compass

    Silva

    Liquid-filled compass with 2-degree increments Sighting arm with magnifier Luminous points on rotating bezel The Silva Lensatic 360 is a classic m...

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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.