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Dive knife for solo diving at CocoView?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Coral Diver, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. Degenerate

    Degenerate DIR Practitioner

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    Trilobite on the bungee of my perdix, and a "regular" knife on my waist strap.
    Shears seems overkill to me compared to a trilobite, but some people swear by them.
     
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  2. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    How smart :wink:
     
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  3. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    And where goeth the grenades?
     
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  4. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Same here
     
  5. Degenerate

    Degenerate DIR Practitioner

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    One on each chest d ring, to make sure they are easily and quickly deployed in an emergency.
     
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  6. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    Of course. It is written. Stay with the plan. Never deviate. Drink heartily of the kool aid, so sayeth JJ.
     
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  7. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've only been diving six years, but permanently retired the knife after my first year. Shears and z cutter are far easier to use. So far I haven't had to fend off any scuba pirates so that hasn't been a factor.

    In that first year I lost two knives and cut myself on the third. I don't miss it.

    I do carry a pocketknife on land and on the boat; although I don't bring it internationally because I don't want to run afoul of a law I didn't know about.
     
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  8. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    The cutting tools are definitely in the better to have and not need than need and not have category. Especially since need and not have could cost your life.
     
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  9. Jafo19D

    Jafo19D Nassau Grouper

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    Shears are awesome. In Iraq one of the vehicles was hit by an IED and as we tried to recover it we came under fire. Every Humvee had a tow strap tied to it and wrapped up in in 100 mile an hour tape. A bunch of guys were struggling with their knives to cut off all the tape so I shoved them out of the way and took care of it with my medic scissors (no I wasn’t a medic).

    I have a titanium knife for diving that I found in Amazon for only like $45.
     
  10. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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