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<font color='#0000FF'>Has anyone any experience of these underwater? Being ex forces and boy sprout my navigation was always pretty good. I've always had a bit of trouble underwater as I find compasses have a mind of their own. I know compasses are weighted for different areas of the world and that they are affected by metal and the earth in some areas. I just can't get any consistancy under water with them. It's doin my ead in! Help.
 

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I played around with a truetrak compass (by Aladin I think).

IMHO it was overly complicated and working out which buttons to push on land was a nightmare so god knows how difficult it would be in the water!

The manual takes a bit of reading and if you go this route (no pun intended) I would suggest you get it laminated to give you half a chance of working it in water.  


I would strongly recommend staying with a nice simple manual compass,  I struggled to begin with and the more I used it the better I got.  Just be aware of the effects of metal and you should be alright.

BTW: Not all compasses are created equal :- My tip for a excellent standard compass is the Suunto SK7, easy to read and a very good tilt tolerence (and this can make a huge difference)

Daz
 
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