Suunto stand for adventure. Pioneering exploration has been in our DNA since 1936, when Finnish orienteer Tuomas Vohlonen set out to create a more accurate compass, and subsequently invented a new method for manufacturing liquid‐filled compasses. Today Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and instruments used by adventurers all over the globe.
We are proud that Suunto products can take a beating, but are also designed with an everyday aesthetic that reflects our Nordic identity. Suunto’s headquarters and factory are still in Finland.
NAVIGATION - Suunto was founded over 80 years ago by Tuomas Vohlonen, a Finnish adventurer. In 1936, unsatisfied with current technology, knee deep in snow, and in the all-day Arctic darkness, he invented a liquid-filled compass with a steadier, more accurate needle. He was a revolutionary. And he was never lost.
RELIABILITY - Way back in 1939, a Finnish soldier was shot by a Russian sniper during the Winter War. He lived to tell the tale. The bullet hit the Suunto M-311 field compass in his pocket. We don’t believe in luck, we believe that for over 80 years we have created products that will never let you down.
UNDERWATER - The people who use our products are part of our story. Where you go, we go. Like in 1965, when a British sports diver discovered his Suunto compass still worked underwater, and we introduced our first diving compass, the SK-4.
DURABILITY - Finland tests us, like we test our products. As much as we love it, our cold, dark country demands a lot from us. And because we demand a lot from our products, we take them into the real world for testing. If they can survive Finland, they can survive anything.
EXPERIENCE - For over 80 years we have been constantly learning and fine-tuning our technology, allowing us to create products you can rely on, even in the most extreme conditions. No, especially in the most extreme situations.
ACCURACY - Before we released our first dive computer in 1987, divers had to calculate times using dive tables. That wasn’t easy, safe or fun enough for us, so we created the Suunto SME-ML and revolutionized the sport.
PRECISION - Sometimes the decisions you make must be made quickly and under pressure. The Suunto Vector’s simplified functionalities and iconic design have made climbing at altitude safer since 1998, and it has probably seen more of the Himalayas than any other watch.
QUALITY - We are proud to say we are from Finland. There are many reasons for that, but one that stands out: Just like our Founder Tuomas Vohlonen – we Finns set our own standards, and the best is never enough.
Underwater is an official Suunto dealer with full warranty support. We specialise in underwater technology. Expect the best prices and fantastic service.
For more than 30 years Edi Frommenwiler, owner of one of the very first liveaboards sailing around Indonesia, has been diving, filming and documenting the marine life at world famous dive locations like Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Komodo and Alor.
The winners of the Third Annual Underwater Tour Awards have been announced. The prestigious annual international competition encourages and inspires passion for photography, exploration and discovery from behind the lens and helps raise awareness of the world’s incredible, fragile marine and aquatic inhabitants and their environments. For the first time the Underwater Tour Awards partnered with environmental education and action organisation, Take 3, and introduced a new novice category, The Take 3 for the Sea Contest. Proceeds from registration fees and additional donations were given to Take 3.