How to use Teric compass?

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I just got a Teric, and will be using it in October on a liveaboard. I will admit that I am not the best at navigation but I want to learn. Is there any place that I can read more about how to use the Teric compass, and how to find "home" (boat) etc? Thanks,
 

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Here’s what I posted in your other thread
Since you have Teric, use its overlay compass (the red arrow that moves around the Teric display rim and is always pointing to north). Also after entering into the water and swim to the your point of interest for a few feet, turn around look up to where the boat is located and mark your return destination with the green dot, as shown in my Teric display, below:

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I recommend that you calibrate the compass before each dive day (if not each dive) if you are relying on it to get you home.

Before repair, my Teric compass had the annoying tendency to either be way off or lock up and mostly stop responding if it wasn't calibrated very recently. I don't have enough post-repair data to know if it is realy "fixed."
 

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What's that green dot for? a waypoint?
You can set it to lock in a bearing that then remains on the screen. That way you can continue using the computer to view all the usual data and also see your bearing marker.
 

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What's that green dot for? a waypoint?
It’s to mark the direction you want to go (by keeping it at 12 o’clock position). If that’s not the home direction, then the home direction would be 180 degrees from the green dot.
 

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I just got a Teric, and will be using it in October on a liveaboard. I will admit that I am not the best at navigation but I want to learn. Is there any place that I can read more about how to use the Teric compass, and how to find "home" (boat) etc? Thanks,

Teric Manual is the best source to understand how to use their Compass. It’s very easy to read and follow instruction.

https://www.shearwater.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Teric_Operating_Instructions_metric.pdf

I usually turn OFF the AI (for reading pressure transmitter) and Compass at the end of my diving trip to save battery power during storage, between dive trips. Then, at the night before the next dive trip, I turn on the AI & Compass and Outer Ring to Show.

To turn ON the Compass, just press the Menu (bottom-left) button to show the menu. Then scrolll down through the menu by pressing the down-arrow button (the same bottom-left button as the Menu button) until you see Settings, then select it by pressing the Select (top-right button). You are now in Settings menu. Then scroll down to Compass (it should show in OFF mode). Turn it ON by pressing Select button twice to show the selection menu OFF and ON and scroll down to ON and select it.

Before you leave the Compass menu, you want to make sure that the Outer Ring is set to Show. If it’s on Hide, scroll down to the Outer Ring,select Show. Then press Home (bottom-right) button to go back to Home display.

When you’re in Dive mode, you should now be able to see the red arrow moving around on the outer ring, showing the north direction whenever you rotate the display.

To mark your destination, just point Teric’s 12 o’clock position to the destination and press the Select button twice (first press to popup the compass display, second press to mark the destination). You would then see the green dot pointing to your destination.

Once you reach your destination and you want to return to where you started, orient the green floating button to Teric’s 6 o’clock mark. Start finning back to the home base direction while maintaining the green button on the 6 o’clock mark. After about similar outbound time lapse, you may start seeing your home base (anchor line for example).
 
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Teric Manual is the best source to understand how to use their Compass. It’s very easy to read and follow instruction.

https://www.shearwater.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Teric_Operating_Instructions_metric.pdf

I usually turn OFF the AI (for reading pressure transmitter) and Compass at the end of my diving trip to save battery power during storage, between dive trips. Then, at the night before the next dive trip, I turn on the AI & Compass and Outer Ring to Show.

To turn ON the Compass, just press the Menu (bottom-left) button to show the menu. Then scrolll down through the menu by pressing the down-arrow button (the same bottom-left button as the Menu button) until you see Settings, then select it by pressing the Select (top-right button). You are now in Settings menu. Then scroll down to Compass (it should show in OFF mode). Turn it ON by pressing Select button twice to show the selection menu OFF and ON and scroll down to ON and select it.

Before you leave the Compass menu, you want to make sure that the Outer Ring is set to Show. If it’s on Hide, scroll down to the Outer Ring,select Show. Then press Home (bottom-right) button to go back to Home display.

When you’re in Dive mode, you should now be able to see the red arrow moving around on the outer ring, showing the north direction whenever you rotate the display.

To mark your destination, just point Teric’s 12 o’clock position to the destination and press the Select button twice (first press to popup the compass display, second press to mark the destination). You would then see the green dot pointing to your destination.

Once you reach your destination and you want to return to where you started, orient the green floating button to Teric’s 6 o’clock mark. Start finning back to the home base direction while maintaining the green button on the 6 o’clock mark. After about similar outbound time lapse, you may start seeing your home base (anchor line for example).

Thanks so much. Your detailed answer is very helpful. I will also go to the link you posted. Since my husband is so good at navigation, it has been easy to allow him to lead dives and not think about trying to navigate myself. I did try to orient myself using landmarks once or twice but I need to practice it more.
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/teric/

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