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nuclearlemon
05-31-2010, 12:13 PM
i know hatfield's into it, but i'm pretty sure others are too. my nephew recently got certified and my brother mentioned that he would probably like a nice diving knife for his birthday. any recommendations either for or against from all of you? tia

Air Randy
05-31-2010, 07:59 PM
Don't spend a lot of money on one. They're good safety equipment but will probably never get used in his lifetime. The tendency is to get some big ol thing that straps to your leg like in the movies, pass on those. Get a small to medium size one that will attach to his BCD.

Beachboy
05-31-2010, 08:22 PM
Been diving since I was a kid, never used the knife that I carry. So nothing expensive. But the one time that you need it and don't have one, just like a hi-lift on the trail.

hyperboarder
05-31-2010, 10:23 PM
It's never bad to have a good backup, so don't skimp, but yeah, no $500 beasts, something small and convenient is all that's needed. I'd recommend High Plains Scuba to you, but they're up in FoCo.

Shark Bait
05-31-2010, 10:57 PM
Something small with a blunt tip and a sharp edge will do fine. Closer to you might be Denver Divers, but of course I am partial to A-1 Scuba & Travel Center (http://www.a1scuba.com). Besides, they have an awesome website. :D

RockRunner
05-31-2010, 11:27 PM
Never used mine either except for stuff above water

Hulk
06-01-2010, 07:55 AM
Something small with a blunt tip and a sharp edge will do fine. Closer to you might be Denver Divers, but of course I am partial to A-1 Scuba & Travel Center (http://www.a1scuba.com). Besides, they have an awesome website. :D

And you can buy online at the A-1 Scuba Shop (http://a1scubashop.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=27&zenid=1bc1de16351916921fb08de66908d284).

Corbet
06-03-2010, 11:34 AM
stainless, blunt tip and nothing so exspensive that when you drop it you won't want to dive down to retreive it under less than good conditions. In other words disposable. I carry one but have yet to use it either. But I carry one just like I carry a fire extingusher while wheeling.

I have this one: http://www.leisurepro.com/Prod/CategoryID_968/Context_965/Sort_Stock/DescSort_0/BLRKDB.html?Hit=1

Another thought is a safety light for night dives. THe best SCUBA purchase I made for Marianne and I was a set of these http://www.leisurepro.com/Prod/AQUGTFX.html?Search=op%3ddtSearch%26Term%3dlight%26SearchFlag%3dall%26AdvSrchSortField%3dPrice%26DescSort%3d0%26Description%3don%26Hit%3d1 This light has programable flash patterns. On our last diving trip we dove in pretty large groups at night. These lights helped a lot with dive partner identification when everyone else was wearing the same thing, a glow stick provided by the divemaster.

nuclearlemon
06-03-2010, 02:38 PM
CooL. Thanks