Suunto SK8 Wrist Mount Compass SS020981000 016052

Mfg Part #: SS020981000
  • Improved luminescent floating dial absorbs light and glows 7 times faster and longer
    than other compasses
  • Supertilt (aka Maxtilt) allows the compass to be held at up to a 30 degree angle and still respond quickly and accurately
  • High Strength Magnets for Fast, Positive Action
  • 360 Degree Rotating Bezel
  • Easy to Read Lubber Line
  • Top or Side Reading

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Rating: Works Perfectly!
Reviewer: john a.  -  View all my reviews
As critically important as having a compass accessible, a wrist mount is paramount. And this one, is perfect. Has everything (readable lubber line, index lines, etc...) to make any reading, quick and easy.

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Questions and Answers for Suunto SK8 Wrist Mount Compass:

  • Rod:

    Will the Suunto SK7 wrist strap fit over a dry suit sleeve? If I buy the wrist mount can I later convert it to a retractable if I desire? Thanks

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, the suunto come as a complete set. You aren't able to just buy the retractor.

  • Joe:

    I have a Suunto Sk7 retractable compass, can it be converted to a wrist mount with bungees?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Joe, you would need to contact the manufacture directly at (760) 597-5000. They would be able to suggest how you would be able to set this compass up with bungees.

  • Terry:

    My son has taken up scuba diving. Has done 15+ dives and is certified for night diving. Is the Suunto SK7 wrist mount compass a good one for the money $100?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Terry, yes it is. Even when diving at night the dial will light up for a short time when you put a flash light over the dial.

  • Jason:

    what are the how tall is it off the wrist?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Jason, this will sit off your wrist 2.5".

  • Rod:

    Will the Suunto SK7 wrist strap fit over a dry suit sleeve? If I buy the wrist mount can I later convert it to a retractable if I desire? Thanks Obviously you did not read me question as you did not answer it? Will the Suunto SK7 wrist strap fit over a dry suit sleeve?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Rod, yes this strap would fit over a dry suit. Also down the road if you wanted to mount this to a retractable unit you could do that also.

  • Mark:

    I am looking for a compass that will work in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere does such a thing exist?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    No. Technically. It won''t point to the correct polarity. That being said, the way MOST scuba divers are taught to use a compass means that YES, any analog compass will work in either/both Hemisphere. Typically a diver takes a reading early in the dive, notes their reciprocal heading and follows accordingly. With this use in mind, it doesn''t matter if 360 degrees points due north or slightly off of it as you are still going to use 180 degrees on your compass to make your return.


The superior SK-8 has an exceptional tilt potential of /-30 degrees, which is two or three times greater than in conventional diving compasses.

The firm-grip bezel with a ratchet at every fifth degree is specially designed to prevent sand and dirt contamination, allowing smooth turning in all conditions.


The world's most popular dive compass
Phosphorescent compass card
Tilt potential /-30 degrees
Made in Finland

Tilt potential of /- 30°
Phosphorescent compass card
Wrist mounted
Large side-reading window
Balanced for Northern Hemisphere (NH)
Made in Finland

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