Monday, January 09, 2006
A standard piece of equipment for every scuba diver is a knife. Aficionados of action-adventure movies might think that these are a diver's primary uses for a knife:
- fending off sharks
- prying open treasure chests
- cutting the air hoses of enemy divers
In fact, the primary reason to carry a knife is to be able to free oneself after getting tangled up in fishing line or a rope. I wonder how many drowned divers were found trapped in fishing line before someone thought, "Hey, maybe we should carry knives."
For an illustration of a diver with a knife, I highly recommend looking at Ursula Andress from Dr. No. (You are looking at the knife, right?)
I think I did a Google image search for '"ursula andress" "dr. no"' to find it the first time. Happy searching!
Good thing too. I was really starting to regret clearing that cached image.