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About Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount 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 allows easy mounting on the Vyper, Gekko and analog consoles to give the diver complete instrumentation. Boot has side notch for side reading navigation. Compass comes with an owner's guide and is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

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

The Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass is commonly used for all diving applications, cold water, recreation, warm water and more. The Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a advanced diver among others. The Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass: Easy to read, easy to use, functional, improves diving experience, lightweight, reliable, solid construction.

The Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass is commonly used for All Diving Applications, Cold Water, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced Diver among others. The Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass: 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 Add-On Back Mount Compass Features

  • Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount 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 Thanks to Upgraded Magnet
  • Back Mount Design for Console
  • Up-Grade Console for Full Instrumentation Capability
  • 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
  • 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 Console Mount Boot
  • Mount Fits: Vyper, Gekko and Analog Consoles
  • Easy to Install on Console
  • Owner's Guide
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass Specifications

Materials
Not specified
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]
0.45 lb
Mfr #
SKU
SQTSK7B

Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass Customer Reviews

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4.8

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Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Solid construction (9)
  • Functional (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Improves diving experience (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All diving applications (8)
    • Recreation (7)
    • Cold water (4)
    • Warm water (4)
    • Professional (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced diver (4), Advanced (3), Recreational diver (3)
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    5.0

    Its a compass, it points North

    By bob

    from Fort Walton Beach Florida

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Lightweight
    • Solid Construction
    • Very Easy To Install

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • All Diving Applications

    Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass:

    very easy to install on the combo modules, I bought the standard pressure gage and added the compass and my wrist zoop to it with no problem. Love how easy everything ties together

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    4.0

    Works the way its suppost too

    By Bob

    from Fort Walton Beach Florida

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Lightweight
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Diving Applications

      Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass:

      It a compass it works need I say more about a compass. The back mount option could not of been easier, to install take 4 screws out remove back cover, install back mount compass replace four screws, done. Did mine and the wife's console in under 5 minutes.

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      5.0

      Great Compass

      By Geofff

      from Hawaii

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Diving Applications

        Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass:

        Great compass that is very easy to install on a console. Easy to read and use

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        5.0

        Reliably Points North

        By Iron Diver

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Diving Applications

          Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass:

          I am very excited NOT to have to put on more gear to dive (ie: wrist compass)! I really like the idea of having all of my components on my dive console.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great product, works as expected

          By RA Diver

          from UT

          About Me Advanced

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Diving Applications

            Comments about Aqualung Suunto SK8 Add-On Back Mount Compass:

            I prefer the back mount compass as it keeps the guage set shorter and more compact. Some prefer the end unit but it is a bit long with three guages in a row. I simply rotate the guage 180 degrees when I want to use the compass. Either way, it is a solid product. The Suunto Gekko computer, pressure guage, and back mount compass is a great choice without breaking the bank. I would buy the same set again.

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            Peter L  Will this fit on the Suunto SPG?
            JOHN S  If by SPG you mean the Suunto CB-One console, then yes. If you mean will it fit onto a standard Suunto SM-36 SPG, then no, I do not believe it will fit.
            Shopper  can i use this without attaching it to a console?
            TIMOTHY K  Yes, I suppose you could, but then why not buy the wrist mounted version?
            Dan B  Is this compatible with the Suunto Zoop combo console computer? I want to install this on the rear of the computer face.
            GEOFF G  I am not sure. I have the gekko. However, if I did it again I would add on top, not on back.
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