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Dive Compasses | Abyss Scuba Diving Australia

Did you ever get lost underwater? It happens to many divers, even experienced ones. This happens when visibility suddenly decreases. But there's a simple solution: a dive compass. Here at Abyss Scuba Diving Australia, we offer a range of Oceanic dive compasses. They're accurate, user-friendly, and built to last. Let's find you a suitable dive compass.

What Are The Components of a Dive Compass?

Your dive compass keeps you on track underwater, but how does it work? Let’s break down their key parts and what they do:

Main Window

This transparent window displays cardinal directions (north, south, east, west) and degrees (0 to 360). A magnetised needle spins freely inside, always pointing north to guide your course.

Slide Window (optional)

Some models offer a side window. This lets you check your compass heading from a comfortable side angle, eliminating the need to constantly adjust your wrist or console position.


Imagine this as a ruler surrounding the main window. Marked with degrees, the bezel rotates. You set your desired course by aligning the directional arrow on the bezel with the compass needle. As you move underwater, the bezel helps you track progress and make precise adjustments to your course.

Lubber Line

This fixed line sits on the compass housing and points forward on your dive gear (BCD or mask). Align the lubber line with your desired direction on the bezel to ensure you're swimming in the correct direction.

Find Your Perfect Underwater Guide

Abyss Scuba Diving Australia is proud to offer two exceptional Oceanic dive compasses to guide your underwater adventures.

1. Oceanic Proplus 3 W/sh Compass & Qd

This wrist-mounted compass attaches directly to your BCD wrist mount, keeping your course in sight throughout your dive. It is ideal for divers who prioritise constant monitoring and easy access.

The Oceanic Proplus 3 dive compass guarantees clear visibility by incorporating large markings and luminous features, enabling easy reading underwater even in low-light environments. It resists scratches, impacts, and corrosion, ensuring reliable performance dive after dive. 

Furthermore, the quick-detach (Qd) feature facilitates effortless attachment and removal from your BCD wrist mount making gear setup easier.

2. Oceanic Sidescan Compass Wrist

For divers who prefer a comfortable wrist-mounted option, the Oceanic Sidescan Compass Wrist combines comfort and performance. Its ergonomic design ensures a comfortable fit for extended dives.

The Oceanic compass has two reading options: top-reading and side-reading, allowing divers to choose their preferred position. Its luminescent floating card enhances visibility in low-light conditions, ensuring clear navigation regardless of depth or lighting. 

Moreover, the high-contrast lubber line enables precise course alignment, making it easy to maintain the direction you want underwater.

Using a Dive Compass

Tips To Keep Your Dive Compass in Top Shape

Like any gear, proper care keeps your dive compass working perfectly for years. Follow the tips below to maintain your Oceanic dive compass.

Rinse After Every Dive

Saltwater and sand can mess with your compass's accuracy. After each dive, rinse it thoroughly with fresh water.  Focus on nooks and crannies where debris might hide.

Store it Smart

Don't leave your compass in direct sunlight or extreme heat for long periods. Store it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight when not in use. This protects the materials and ensures long-lasting performance.

Check the Manual

Oceanic offers specific care instructions for their dive compasses. Read the user manual for any extra cleaning or maintenance recommendations specific to your model. 

Following these simple steps ensures your Oceanic dive compass stays your reliable partner on all your dives.

Dive Deeper with a Compass From Abyss Scuba Diving

Sudden drops in visibility can happen underwater. Dive computers, while helpful, can malfunction. This is why you need a dive compass. It's a simple, reliable backup that prevents you from getting lost.

Here at Abyss Scuba Diving Australia, we share your love for diving. We equip you with the gear to explore the underwater world fearlessly. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, we have a suitable dive compass for you.