Updated February 08, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Diving Knives

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. With all of the gear scuba diving requires, it can quickly become a very expensive sport, especially for those just starting out who are often buying everything at one time. Along with BCDs and air tanks, knives are among the most essential items that every ocean explorer needs. They are a vital safety tool that can mean the difference between life and death if you get caught on something. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best diving knife on Amazon.

10. XS Scuba Mini Fog Cutter

9. Aqua Lung Tanto

8. Cressi Borg

7. Tusa X-Pert II

6. Promate 4.45-Inch

5. Aqua Lung Argonaut

4. Promate Barracuda Sharp Tip

3. Atomic Aquatics Ti6

2. Cressi Orca

1. Spyderco Pacific Salt

Editor's Notes

February 07, 2019:

It can be difficult to pick out the best dive knife, as there is not one perfect item. Compromise must always be made. A larger model is often a more useful tool, but can be annoying for some to carry. Titanium models offer the best rust resistance, but are generally very expensive and tend to lose their edge quickly. We did our best to consider all the features you might need in a dive knife, and then chose the models that made the least amount of compromises.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 08, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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