Intro to Spearfishing

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The Basics of Spearfishing Spearfishing Basics Spearfishing is a popular activity in many parts of the world, and is used for a variety of purposes. Some spearfish for sport, others for food. Spearfishing has been around for centuries, dating way back to early civilization, back then sharpened sticks were used to spear, whereas now there are elastic and high powered spearguns available. Spearfishing typically involves going under water for the catch, and certain short-term diving techniques such as scuba, snorkeling and free-diving.…

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Mask Buyer’s Guide

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Masks

A mask is the single most important piece of equipment you will purchase when building the perfect spear fishing kit. There are many items to consider when researching masks, and of course there are dozens of brands and hundreds of different designs to choose from. The selection can be extremely overwhelming. The good news is that selecting the perfect mask really isn’t very difficult at all! The number one factor that you should be concerned with while selecting your new spear fishing mask is simply the FIT. If a mask fits poorly, you will have to contend with leaking,…

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Snorkel Buyer’s Guide

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Snorkels

The most important feature to consider when choosing a snorkel is the material of the mouthpiece. You definitely want the mouthpiece to be made of silicon to provide the most comfort. Rubber mouth pieces will cause blisters, gum bleeding, and other discomfort after extended use.

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Flexible “standard” snorkels (click picture for details) There are three main categories of snorkels to choose from. Standard snorkels, semi-dry snorkels, and dry snorkels.

Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide

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Wetsuits

Although wetsuits are not a necessity in all environments, they are a very important addition to your equipment kit. They provide warmth if necessary, and more importantly provide overall environmental protection. Protection from jelly fish stings, man-o-war, fire coral, etc… as well as abrasion protection from reefs, wrecks, and your catch. They also provide protection from the sun on your back if you are free diving, as you will be spending a considerable amount of time at the surface sighting the reefs below. And last but not least, if you are using euro style “Band” guns, most wetsuits have…

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Sock Buyer’s Guide

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Neoprene Socks

When diving with closed heeled fins you will want to wear a pair of neoprene socks. Although socks do provide added thermal protection, they are more important in the comfort department. Socks provide a soft cushion between the stiffer rubber foot pocket of a fin and your foot. This neoprene layer absorbs impact from the fin as well as improving the secure fit of the fin. Without the use of socks, divers will often end up with blisters and cuts on their feet due to the softening of the skin with extended exposure to water.

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