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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.

 

  • Silva Ranger CL Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Silva Ranger CL Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Ranger CL Compass

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    Sighting mirror, etched sighting line Clinometer Luminous points for night use Geared declination adjustment Silva compasses are known for their h...

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  • Silva Sportsman Tool 625L Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Sportsman Tool 625L Compass

    Silva

    Four tools in one - compass, thermometer, magnifying glass and loud safety whistle. Compact and lightweight design even floats!Silva is a known and...

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  • Silva Explorer Pro (Hi-Vis) Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Explorer Pro (Hi-Vis) Compass

    Silva

    New luminous paint that doesn't degrade over time 2-Degree graduations Built-in magnifier for map details Clinometer for measuring angles of slope...

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  • Silva Guide 426 Compass - DIPNDIVE
    Silva Guide 426 Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Guide 426 Compass

    Silva

    Polypropylene body that floats in water Full-size sighting mirror with vee notch 2-degree graduations on the dial, fixed declination scale Silva G...

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  • Silva Ranger CL (Hi-Vis) Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Ranger CL (Hi-Vis) Compass

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    1-piece mirror with etched sighting line down the center 2 degree graduations with luminous points for night use Clinometer, map magnifier Silva R...

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  • Silva Polaris 177 Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Silva Polaris 177 Compass

    Silva

    Fixed Declination Correction Scale Ergonomically Designed Baseplate 2-Degree Graduations and Large Numerals at 20-Degree Marks Looking for a relia...

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  • Suunto ORCA - PIONEER Y/W NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto ORCA - PIONEER Y/W NH Compass

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    Fits kayaks, canoes and small boats.Fits kayaks, canoes and small boats.Two alternative mounting systems: Rubber cord with hooks make it easy to mo...

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  • Suunto ORCA - PIONEER B/W NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto ORCA - PIONEER B/W NH Compass

    Suunto

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  • Suunto KB-14/360 R/D OPTI Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto KB-14/360 R/D OPTI Compass

    Suunto

    The Suunto KB-14 is a compact and lightweight hand-bearing compass known for its high accuracy and speed of locationThe Suunto KB-14 is a compact a...

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  • Suunto ARROW-30 NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto ARROW-30 NH Compass

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  • Suunto M-3/360/D/L/IN/NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto M-3/360/D/L/IN/NH Compass

    Suunto

    Balanced for Northern Hemisphere Jewel Bearing Adjustable Declination Correction Scale Easy-to-Read Luminous Markings An accurate and dependable c...

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  • Suunto A-10/IN/NH Compass - DIPNDIVE
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    Suunto A-10/IN/NH Compass

    Suunto

    Fixed Declination Correction Scale Jewel Bearing Operates in Temperatures Down to -40F Suunto A-10 is a recreational field compass that will hel...

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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.