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Dive knife when travelling?

Discussion in 'General Travel and Vacation Discussions' started by gcarter, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. gcarter

    gcarter Great White

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
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    I am going to Cuba and was wondering if there was any dive knife restriction. What are you experiences travelling with knives? Where are they restricted?
     
  2. miked

    miked Loggerhead Turtle

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    I Don't know if there any restrictions specific to traveling(flying) to Cuba, but elsewhere( Caribbean, etc.): Knives in carry-ons:NO
    Knives in checked luggage: okay
     
  3. graham_s

    graham_s ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Flying with a dive knife is no problem as long as it's in hold baggage.
    Some locations (I'm told) don't allow dive knives on site, but that's a different problem.
     
  4. ColoDale

    ColoDale ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Have dived internationally with the dive knife in checked baggage and had no issues whatsoever.

    I have been on inter island air carriers (same country so essentially a domestic flight) where the luggage was in the main cabin (in a pile) even though it was "checked" and had no issues. It didn't occur to me to say anything and I think I won't.

    I couldn't tell you about Cuba - could be whole different animal. The Greater Antilles forum has Cuba posts.
     
  5. mathauck0814

    mathauck0814 Assistant Instructor

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    Just don't do what I did and put it in your carry on bag with your can light and dive computer. In the x-ray it sort of looks like a death kit.
     
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  6. gcarter

    gcarter Great White

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
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    Maybe I didn't phrase well, but that is actually the question I am asking.
     
  7. Dirtdevil

    Dirtdevil Angel Fish

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    Lol. Had an image of that as I read it. It sure dose!


    DD
     
  8. flyandive

    flyandive Nassau Grouper

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    Internationally it varies greatly from country to country. Within the US however scissors with blades less than four inches are allowed in carry on luggage which means trauma shears are ok. A friend has also told me that they will allow the Trilobite since the razor blades require a tool to be removed however considering the prohibited list doesn't mention this and how inconsistent the TSA is I wouldn't count on it. All knives even swords are allowed in checked bags.

    TSA: Prohibited Items
     
  9. Agility

    Agility Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Austria
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    I carry scissors and a line cutter in Egypt (where dive knives are forbidden)
     
  10. Firebird2XC

    Firebird2XC Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Dallas, TX
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    Dive knives vs. line cutters-

    Pros and Cons? Seems like line cutters are the way to go for gear you carry on..
     

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