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Old 08-10-2008, 11:07 PM   #4
White Shark
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Re: Abalone death at stillwater cove

Sorry to hear this news. A knife can and often will save you from getting tangled in the kelp, allowing you to cut yourself loose. Snagging and hanging up on the knife in the scabbard is another matter entirely.

I always wear my knife on the inside of my calf since it tends not to grab kelp as I swim through the stuff. Wearing it on the outside of the leg almost guarantees you'll snag up. It would be interesting to hear how this diver got his knife hung up. There is a ton of kelp out there this year. Be safe and look out for your buddy! Don't dive alone if possible.

My condolences and prayers to the family...


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