Float Buyer’s Guide

Summary:

Floats

The float is an essential piece of equipment in spear fishing safety as well as a welcomed workhorse to the spearo. There are two major categories of floats; inflatable and foam filled.

  • Inflatable floats are less expensive and easier to store and transport. The downside is that they generally provide less floatation and being air filled opens up several points of failure. One obvious point is that an air leak can leave you stranded without a float at all. The less obvious point is that air compresses at depth. With the decreased floatation power, a strong fish will…

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