Compass and dive computer on the same wristband?

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Gandalf-the-Diver

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There is more to compass positioning than whether it fits on your arm or is affected by your computer (or other metal/EM fields).
You also need to be able to read it properly and follow the direction it indicates. This means having the compass positioned in front of you, centered, level, and not able to rotate horizontally. If it is off to the side, you can't follow it. Many have tried, unsuccessfully. This is why a compass on a console is difficult to use; it is hard to get it centered in front of you while swimming. Most find that having the compass on the back of the wrist allows them to properly position it in front of them, centered. I don't think I could do that if it were on the bottom of my wrist. If I am on a compass dive, I like the compass on a retractor on a chest d-ring.

As to putting your left arm first into the BCD, that is NOT a best practice, which is to put your right arm in first, or if taking it off take your left arm out first. The reason for this is so if you need to do it underwater, with your regulator in your mouth, the reg hose doesn't get twisted...since it comes from the right.
With a drysuit on, I have found, it is easier to put your left arm through bcd first, due to the exhaust vent on the left shoulder.
 

Jake 10

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another vote for: "go for it"
 

mcohen1021

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I wear my VT3 and an analog compass on my left wrist. I find it easier to level and use the compass in this orientation and you can still glance at your computer. I have done this for 11 years. I have always had my second computer on my right wrist, that's been a Teric for the last 2 years, runs off the same transmitter.

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Agree with this approach the most
 

divad

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I have a Shearwater computer and analog compass on my left forearm, and another Shearwater computer on my right forearm. With my hands loosely together it looks like the dashboard on my car. There's no fiddling around..........
I hate fiddling around.....and......
experimentation IS fun.
Carry on!
 

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