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About Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass

Many divers take compasses for granted, considering them just an accessory to an overall dive gauge console system. Trying to navigate with a poorly designed or improperly functioning compass can be one of diving's more frustrating events. The SK-8 has set a new standard for dive compasses. The superior SK-8 features an exceptional tilt potential of +/- 30 degrees, which is 2-3 times larger than in conventional diving compasses. SK-8, the latest edition of Suunto s leading dive compasses, delivers even better underwater performance with faster stabilization and enhanced readability. The instrument can be used over a wider area of the globe thanks to an upgraded magnet. The SK-8 Compass has easy-to-read numerals on a phosphorescent compass card, and a large side-reading window for gun-sight accurate navigation.

The firm-grip rotating bezel with a ratchet at every 5 degree is especially designed to prevent sand-and-dirt contamination, thus allowing smooth turning in all conditions. The compass bezel has compass headings in 30 degrees numbered increments and indicator marks for every 5 degrees. Bezel has twin heading indicators for alignment of compass course and a lubber line across the compass face. The compass is liquid filled for a quick and responsive movement. Durable rubber boot and wrist strap are included and allow use of compass only when you need it. Boot has side notch for side reading navigation.

Please note: The compass we sell is calibrated for Zone 1/NH (Northern Hemisphere)

The Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass is commonly used for All Diving Applications, Cold Water, Extreme Depths, Professional, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Beginner, Casual/ Recreational, Professional, Recreational Diver among others. The Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass: Easy To Operate, Easy To Read, Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Diving Experience, Lightweight, Reliable, Solid Construction.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.


Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass Features

  • Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass
  • Latest Edition of Suunto's Leading Dive Compasses:
    Delivers Even Better Underwater Performance
    Faster Stabilization and Enhanced Readability
    Instrument Can-Be-Used-Over Wider Area of Globe
    Upgraded Magnet
  • Tilt Potential of +/- 30° Degrees
  • Tilt is 2 to 3 Times Better than Conventional Compasses
  • Phosphorescent Compass Card for Easy-Reading in Low Light Conditions
  • Wrist Mount Design: Use Only When Needed
  • Large side-reading window
  • Gun-Sight Accurate Navigation
  • Northern Hemisphere Zone 1/NH Compass
  • Designed for Excellent Navigation
  • 360° Degree Ratchet Bezel
  • Liquid Filled Compass
  • Lubber Line
  • Durable Rubber Boot and Wrist Strap
  • Owner's Guide

Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass Specifications

Liquid Filled
Yes
Dimensions
(L x W x H): 2.58"x 2.58" x 1.72" (65.5mm x 65.5mm x 43.7mm)
Tilt
+/- 30° Degrees
Lubber Line
Yes
Rotating Bezel
Yes
Fluorescent Dial
Yes
Weight [with packaging]
0.4 lb
Mfr #
SKU
SQTSK7

Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass Customer Reviews

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4.3

(based on 67 reviews)

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    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Functional (34)
  • Easy to read (25)
  • Improves diving experience (25)
  • Solid construction (22)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • All diving applications (32)
  • Recreation (28)
  • Warm water (21)
  • Cold water (16)
  • Professional (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced diver (17), Recreational diver (16), Advanced (14), Casual/ recreational (6), Professional (5)
    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (6), Night diving (3), Wreck diving (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

First Know how to operate a compass

This is the best wrist compass and a wrist compass is more accurate than a console as you can hold it in a repeatable position. When looking at a compass on a console it...Read complete review

This is the best wrist compass and a wrist compass is more accurate than a console as you can hold it in a repeatable position. When looking at a compass on a console it is difficult to impossible to hold it in the same orientation every time even the height that you mount the cylinder will affect the result as you have more or less hose so the console will sit at a slightly differant angle this means you will read a differing heading almost everytime. But with a wrist compass it you have the compass on your Left arm and take bearings when holding your right elbow you will be able to replicate the same possition every time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love the compass, HATE the band.

I love the compass, it is easy to read in all conditions and isn't "picky" about being exactly level.I absolutely HATE the band though... Instead of using a...Read complete review

I love the compass, it is easy to read in all conditions and isn't "picky" about being exactly level.I absolutely HATE the band though... Instead of using a buckle, it uses a fiddly "poke through the holes" setup which is REALLY hard to do one handed, especially when diving in cold weather and the rubber gets hard... this is one of the last things you put on, so basically you are pretty well geared up when putting it on, and fiddling with a band for 5 minutes to get it on is about the LAST thing I want to be doing.I am past the time where I can return it, so I am going to keep it until I can find a better band and then sell it [...].

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3.0

Great but

By Berosss

from Qatar

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Improves Diving Experience
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Construction

Cons

  • poor buckle

Best Uses

  • All Diving Applications

Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass:

A great compass, very clear reading from side or top even if you're not holding it straight, long luminous time in night dive, it just need a small source of light for a second & it will glow for long.
i didn't like the buckle especially if you're wearing it after putting your gloves

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5.0

Awsome

By Best

from Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Improves Diving Experience
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Diving Applications

    Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass:

    Clear sharp numbers for those needing reading glasses

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    4.0

    Awesome Compass!

    By David

    from Hawaii

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Diving Experience
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass:

    The Suunto SK7 is an excellent compass! I tried a cheaper compass for navigation, and it was pretty picky on how much you could tilt it w/o getting stuck. However, the Suunto SK7 you don't have to really worry about keeping it level in order to get a good reading. Overall, I would recommend this product. Just be aware that the compass is pretty bulky. I believe this is a trade-off in order to having a compass that is easy to read.

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    4.0

    Great compass with poor strap

    By dima_ras

    from New Jersey

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Diving Applications

      Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass:

      Compass is great; good angle, easy to see.
      However the strap is hard to operate. It's next to impossible to adjust it underwater while wearing gloves.

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      4.0

      It takes finesse

      By Diver Dave

      from East Hartford, CT

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Durable Accurate
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Improves Diving Experience
      • Lightweight
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Diving Applications

        Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Wrist Compass:

        It is an excellent product; however, the strap is distractingly difficult to set in a perfect position, as Suunto chose an awkward strap style. However, with practice and finesse, you can overcome this and rely on it. A bungee alternative should be sought out ASAP to avoid frustration. For a little extra money, a retractable style is available.

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