Some of our members have approached us with concerns that new legislation will prevent the sale of dive knives over the Internet. Having looked at the proposed bill, we believe that section 16 does allow the sale of knives ‘for relevant sporting purposes’.
We believe that this means that sales of dive knives will still be possible if the legislation is passed in its current form, but we are lobbying legislators to make sure this remains the case and to understand how this will work in practice. For example, will divers be required to upload or email a copy of their diver qualification in order to buy a knife?
Thanks once again to everyone who has got in touch about this matter and watch this space for further updates.