Innovative Compass Slate SP-0163 130540

Mfg Part #: SP-0162

Customer Reviews for Innovative Compass Slate:

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Average Customer Review: based on 8 reviews.

Rating: Great little compass set
Reviewer: Mimi
Just finished diving in the Philippines w/ the compass/slate combo...really worked well. I love the compass - the larger size makes it easy to use. I didnt use the slate but it will come in handy when Im teaching. I attached it to my BC using a retractable line and it worked great. If you are searching for and documenting new dive sites, this is a good choice.

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Rating: Good first compass
Reviewer: JARED SAINDON  -  View all my reviews
My husband and I recently started diving and we realized we needed a compass. This one is great for us it takes a second to get to north but it always does and it is so nice to have a slate right their with it so I can ask him a question if I need to. We got the locking retractor with it and this is also a helpful feature as I can keep the compass close so it doesnt drag through stuff but I can pulpit out and lock it out if we are using it a lot. I think this is an excellent learning compass

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27 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good
Reviewer: Jean G.  -  View all my reviews
Good compass, nice to have a slate attached.

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34 out of 69 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good Compass and Slate Combo
Reviewer: David Smith  -  View all my reviews
This is a good slate and compass combo. You can write on both sides with the attached pencil. With the locking retractor is keeps it out of the way until needed, but handy when you are ready to use it without tugging on you all the time. The only downside is that the compass must be almost perfectly level to use, if it is tilted too much then the dial hangs up on itself and then isnt accurate. For the price it is a good compass, to get 5 starts it would have to allow reading when more out-of-level (but would then cost significantly more, at least when compared to similar compasses).

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Rating: Compass on a slate.
Reviewer: Carl Stewart  -  View all my reviews
Good design to combine a compass and slate. Better than an arm mounted slate that will keep moving around.

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446 out of 925 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good Compass with Slate
Reviewer: Rafael Campo  -  View all my reviews
The compass works well, the slate has a good size and the retractable works perfectly with this combo.

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498 out of 966 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great but slow compass.
Reviewer: jamie ray  -  View all my reviews
Very good design. Takes a long time to find north. It allways finds it though.

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Rating: Only a matter of time before you need to comunicate...
Reviewer: Tracy R.  -  View all my reviews
I did not want to go diving without a compass and a way to comunicate with my buddy beyond hand signals. This item accomplished both objectives without being too huge.

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570 out of 1094 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Innovative Compass Slate:

  • ANNE:

    Is this compass suitable for the Southern Hemisphere? No details shown.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    These are northern hemisphere and are not available in the southern.

  • lanee:

    Is this or can this be retractable?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    It is not retractable. The only way to make it retractable would be to permanently remove strap and clip and replace it with a retractor. It would probably be cheaper and much easier to simply purchase the retractable compass.

  • Jon:

    How is a dive slate erased? Is the cleaner required or just make it easier? Thanks

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Jon, you would need some type of eraser if you want to remove the writing on the slate.

Compass Slate

These easy to hold compass slates measure 7' x 2.5', includes writing pencil and features the exceptionally high quality SP0157 liquid filled, fast response compass and housing.

Compass slates are available with BCD attachment clip or with the slates mounted to High Force Gripper retractors or Gripper Junior retractors.

Features include side view window, luminescent floating dial and ratcheting bezel.

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