Average Customer Review: based on 35 reviews.Rating: Sherwood Retractable Compass Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
I have this compass but need an additional clip and stainless ring. Can I get this from you? The goal is to switch this from BC to something else when needed (using the male/female clips).
Check in the Clips Section, there are many different types that might work. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-98/Clips-and-Reels-Clips.html
What hemisphere(s) will this compass work in?
Hi Adam, This compass is northern hemisphere. They also sell a southern hemisphere verison. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-15/016067/Sherwood-Retractable-Compass---Southern-Hemisphere.html
Does this compass actually have a luminescent face to be used for night diving? The one they sell on amazon sells for $77 and they say it does not so is this a different compass?
could you tell me the dimensions and if it will work in the caribean
Unfortunately the dimensions aren''t listed by the manufacturer. It is a standard sized retractable compass similar in size to just about all of them on the market. I will function in any ocean in the world. Most scuba diving navigation isn''t done using true north or south, but rather by taking readings and headings at the beginning of a dive and using reciprocal headings to return. Based on this use, it will work pretty much anyplace.
Can the module be taken out of the retractable mount, and then mounted in a wrist module? I am concerned I wont like the retractor. Or, is it somehow affixed to the retractor and cant be removed? Would you need a tool to remove it?
Hello Maureen, yes if you wanted to take out the compass and wear it on your wrist you would also need to order this wrist mount: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-67/016004/Oceanic-Wrist-Boot-For-XR-Compass.html. You would be able to mount that compass in this wrist unit.
This retractable compass is a must-have for every diver. Diving with a properly functioning compass is just as important as diving with a gauge and computer console. The Sherwood compass is liquid filled, features a top and side reading and gun-sight accurate navigation. To attach to your BC, you can choose from a plastic snap clip or a stainless steel split key ring. The retracting cable allows for easy use at desired length and then automatically retracts so it does not get in the way. This compass has a ratchet bezel with compass headings in 30 degree numbered increments and indicator marks for every 10 degrees. The bezel has twin-heading indicators for alignment and a lubber line across the face of the compass. The compass card is luminescent for low-light conditions.