Every diver, at one time or another, has been so engrossed in the events of the dive that they lose their sense of direction. After negotiating around this coral head and following that fish for a few minutes--it might be hard to remember where your exit point is. Which way is the beach or the dive boat? A compass is a mighty handy device to have. It is also excellent when your visibility is not the best. You can set your heading and head off. Dolphin Scuba Center offers compasses that you can strap on your wrist, or you can just pop one into your computer console! We also have a compass in a navigation slate that attaches to your BC. Just ignore it until you need it. Any choice you make will steer you in the right direction.