I am headed to Bonaire this winter for a couple of fun weeks of diving. Normally, I never seem to need a compass for diving. I seem able to follow the reef to/from the boat as needed so far for 20+ yrs but thinking I would like to have a compass for the bonaire trip. Last time at Bonaire I did not need one but thinking about having one this time. Please do not turn this topic/info request into a lecture on compass use, etc.
I use an air integrated dive computer but it has no compass and I have no plans to replace it. Seems connecting a compass to the housing system somehow might be useful - better than figuring out how to arrange using one on the wrist, in my hand via retractor or other wise. I saw a 2012 entry here where one person connected a compass to the housing handle.
I know the routine for wrist mounted compass when both hands are free but that is not the world I/we dive in.
How do you arrange doing compass readings and following a direction while handling your camera gear?
Where do you keep the compass while diving?
I use a Nauticam D7000 housing with ULCS arms. Currently using a back inflation BC and thinking of changing to backplate and wings. This likely has no influence on how I handle a compass but keeping it complete for those with specific methods/connections with their gear.
Thanks for ideas/information in advance.