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Dive knife for solo diving at CocoView?

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

  1. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Though I've never been in a situation when I had to use my knife, I still use it sometimes. For example, recently I set free a snapper who got hooked with the other end of the line entangled in debris. I also often pick up lead fishing weights and need to cut lines for this.
     
  2. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    I use my knife, a small titanium knife, every single Dive I do. It holds my long reg hose loop on my belt.

    I once used it to dig sand out from underneath mooring block to tie a new rope to the block.
     
  3. FezUSA

    FezUSA ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hiram, OH, USA
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    At some point I thought knives were not permitted in the Roatan Marine Park. Not sure if that was true or if it is still the case. Line cutters and shears are the recommended options.
     
  4. SoCalRich

    SoCalRich Barracuda

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    In 400+ dives, I have only needed to use a knife once to cut fishing line that tangled in my first stage on the Ruby E. in San Diego, Ca. In cold water, my gloves make it a difficult to use scissors. At minimum carry a small (Sharp dive knife). I see a lot of divers with EMT scissors.
    When solo diving, carrying and practicing to use an SMB might be prudent.
    Good Divin, Be Safe
    SoCalRich
     
  5. cipherbreak

    cipherbreak Nassau Grouper

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    Can't imagine diving without a cutting tool. I always carry a Trilobite cutter on my waist band and sometimes a dive knife strapped to my right leg.

    You never need something until you need it.
     
  6. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I can't decide whether to laugh or shake my head or slap my forehead or do a face-palm when I read someone say, "I don't carry a cutting tool and I've never needed one." Of course not....if you'd ever really needed one you most likely wouldn't be still around to tell us you'd never needed one.
     
  7. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Chicago & O'Hare heading thru TSA 5x per year
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    Very little is discouraged at CCV, certainly not dive knives.

    That is one thing that is on a different list: prohibited.
     

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