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Dive compass under $50 (possible?)

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Catito, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Catito

    Catito Angel Fish

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    Looking for a dive compass under $50 that can be attached to a BCD—not a wrist. Suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. Squirm88

    Squirm88 Angel Fish

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  3. Catito

    Catito Angel Fish

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    Yes indeed. Thanks. No reviews. Sorry, should clarify: Do you have a dive compass under $50 or close to $50-$60 that you like?
     
  4. Squirm88

    Squirm88 Angel Fish

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    Gotcha. I have no experience with the compass in the link. I thought you were just trying to find one to buy.
     
  5. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @Catito what are you doing with it, and why do you have an aversion to wrist mount?

    If I have to navigate, I use one of these. They're infinitely more useful.
     
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  6. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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  7. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

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  8. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    Don't know this model and brand but I'm curious. I have always seen only scuba compasses used by scuba divers. For two reasons I guess: first, they have to resist the pressure of water that could flood a "normal" compass, especially if you dive quite deep. Second, the liquid/oil they contain is meant to keep the compass readable for a diver, who moves in the water in a "shaky" way that would make the compass difficult to read and unaccurate on the surface. Is it the same as a scuba compass? How deep did you dive with it?
     
  9. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

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    No issues that I am aware of.

    A modern compass is completely liquid filled. So no pressure issues. It is also sealed. So no flooding issues.

    The liquid inside the compass serves to dampen the needle movement.

    There is nothing special about a scuba compass except the shape and price.
     
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    athigunk BKK Divers

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