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- Operating Modes: Air, Nitrox and Gauge, Programmable for 21% to 50% Oxygen Mixtures
- Displays Oxygen Partial Pressures from 17.4 psi to 23.2 psi (1.2 to 1.6 bars) | Altitude Adjustable Up to 10,000′ (3,000 meters)
- Maximum Depth Display: 492′ (150 meters) | Operational Depth Display: 262′ (80 meters) | 12 or 24-Hour Clock Format
- Temperature Gauge to 1.5 DegreeF (1 DegreeC) Accuracy | Imperial/Metric Programmable | Decompression Stop Data | Audible Alarms
- 36 Hour Profile and Logbook Memory | Back Lite Display, Easy to Read in Low Light & Night Conditions | 0 to 5,000 psi (360 bars) Display
Suunto has been manufacturing compasses since the 1930’s and is the world’s foremost authority on compass design and manufacturing. The high-quality liquid filled Suunto SK-8 has set a new standard for dive compasses. The device features 2-3 times larger tilt potential than in conventional diving compasses and provides easy-to-read numerals. The SK-8 has been improved for faster stabilization and enhanced readability. Both northern and southern hemisphere models can be used over a wider area of the globe thanks to an upgraded magnet. By adding the SK-8 compass to different Suunto Combo consoles, you can create a personal console that meets your specific needs. For example, CB-Double can be made by adding the SK-8/DS compass to the reverse side of the CB-One. Or you can configure your CB-One console to a CB-Two by adding an SK-8 compass on top. If you add the SK-8/DS compass on to the reverse side of the CB-Two In Line, you get a CB-Double in Line. And CB-Three In Line console is made by adding a SK-8 compass on top of a Two In Line console. Compass Balancing The vertical intensity and direction of the earth’s magnetic field, the inclination, influences the horizontal plane of a compass needle according to the latitude where it is used. Due to inclination, compasses must be balanced for different geographical zones in order to keep the needle in a horizontal position. Previously, the globe was divided into five different balance zones in which specific compasses functioned. However, as people travel more and more, the need for a compass with a greater geographical range has increased. Thanks to Suunto’s ‘Two Zone System’ there are only two balance zones to consider in compass use – the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. In practice, this means that a Suunto compass designed for the northern hemisphere will still work for a fair distance into the southern hemisphere, and vice-versa. Available in a variety of configurations