Suunto SK7 Wrist Compass
If you want to dive with more confidence and increase your skills and ability, it's a good idea to learn some basic navigational skills. Compasses work underwater as well as they do above them, and are extremely useful for planning a dive where you know where you are, where you're going, and where to enter and exit. Sunnto makes some of the best compasses around. The SK7 is a phenomenal model available in either a wristwatch style mount or a separate, retractable console you can attach to your BCD. The compass face is white, extremely clear and easy to read. The 'Lubber LIne' in the middle is a bright orange. The bezel ratchets 5 degrees each way and stays there, and is designed to resist sand or salt corrosion. The face is also phosphorescent so you can see it quite clearly in dark or murky waters. The best thing about this compass is its ease of use. It has an exceptional tilt-ability of +/- 30 degrees. This means you don't have to hold it perfectly level for the compass to work - great for those new to navigation. It also has a side window to see what heading you are on, even if you hold the compass a bit above you. It picks up North extremely fast and fluidly and can withstand great depths. If you need a dive compass (or even for land), this is the one to get.