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Diving Compasses

Diving Compass is an essential tool when it comes to underwater navigation. You can quickly make note of where your boat is and where you are relative to it, as well as set the azimuth to the desired underwater object. Because the diving compass is not affected by visibility, pressure, or the presence of water it proves to be a dependable and consistent instrument. There are a few choices you have to make before buying a compass. Will it be a digital or analog instrument? Do you want it wrist mounted, console mounted, or prefer to carry it some other way? What is the desired tilt tolerance?

Digital dive compasses are hardly ever sold separately. They usually come as a part of a dive computer and need to be calibrated at first and every time you change the battery. The benefit of a digital compass is that the tilt angle is not an issue here and they are often easier to read, however, they are typically not as accurate and reliable as the analog ones.

Analog dive compasses are conventional compasses with a floating needle pointing north inside. Many of these compasses have a movable bezel with 360 degrees of markings, and some even include the luminescent glow-in-the-dark faces, so that you can easily take the readings even at night. Analog compasses are also accurate, reliable, and don’t need to be calibrated.

The tilt tolerance is the degree of how much you can tilt the compass without the needle getting stuck. The higher tilt tolerance the better. The only thing to keep in mind is that compasses with higher tilt tolerance are usually slightly larger.  

Decide which option is the best for you and choose a reasonably priced high quality Dive Compass at Dip 'N Dive.

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