How do I choose a dive knife?

Where do you wear a dive knife?

The three most popular placement for a dive knife is either on the leg or ankle, in a pocket or attachment of the BCD or attached to the low-pressure inflator. Each of these spots has its pros and safety risks. Accessorize your next dive with a well-placed scuba dive knife as a safety precaution.

Why do dive knives have blunt tips?

The tip of the blade can be blunt, sharp or tanto. A blunt tip is great if you don’t plan to use your knife for stabbing and piercing. It makes the knife safer and prevents you from accidentally puncturing the hoses, exposure suits or BCDs.

What dive knife do SEALs use?

Navy SEALs (USA)

The Ontario MK 3 Navy Knife is standard issue for the United States Navy SEALs. With a 6-inch stainless steel blade, it’s a perfectly compact piece of equipment for this elite and efficient group.

How can you avoid vertigo dizziness and confusion on a dive?

Vertigo prevention

  1. Stay in good condition. Don’t dive when you’re unwell or suffering from a cold or congestion that may disrupt effective equalizing on descent and ascent through the water.
  2. Be honest on your diving medical form. …
  3. Do your buddy check. …
  4. Stay with your buddy in-water.
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