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When it comes to getting out on the water and taking a dive to get your hands on some fish there are some things that you need to know and take into consideration prior to even hitting the water. For starters you need to make sure you have the right gear for the job. When it comes to spearfishing there are some things that you will need and there are some things that are nice to have but they are not completely necessary. One of the fastest ways for you to find out if you need something is to ask someone who is experienced in spearfishing or to visit a company that explains to you exactly what you need, a website like Survival Gear Reviews And Guide – Survival Equipment Reviews is an amazing resource and we have even reached out to them personally for additional information that they didn’t have on their website and they were nice enough to add it on our behalf.
What You Should Consider
This is something that you all should take into consideration, where you’re getting you information and the kind of people that are behind that information. You want to listen to someone who has expertise in the field you’re looking into and you also want to make sure that they really know what they’re talking about by cross referencing the information they’re giving you in comparison to other information provided by other experts.
Now we can start to take a look into some of the gear you will be needing for your first spearfishing trip.
One of the first things you need is a good set of goggles and a good snorkel. You need these for obvious reasons but we’ll go into detail as to why you need these. Your goggles allow you to keep you head completely submerged under the water allowing you to continuously watch and scan the area for fish and this is accomplished because the snorkel sticks out of the water allowing you to stay completely submerged during this duration of time. This is why you need to make sure that you have a pair of goggle and a good snorkel, the longer you’re under the water hunting, the greater your chances are that you’ll be able to get yourself a fish.
The next thing you’re going to want to make sure you have is a good pair of flippers. These flippers will allow you to swim through the water with less effort at a faster speed. This will help you cover greater areas and larger distances in comparison to the distance you would be able to cover if you didn’t have them on. Another thing these help you with is your ability to dive deeper. This is due to the fact that they allow you propel yourself faster making it easier for you to get to those deeper, hard to reach areas where the fish generally like to hangout. This is the reason why you need to make sure you get yourself a good pair of flippers, they’re worth their weight in gold when spearfishing.
There are a few things that you should get but you don’t need to have to be able to effectively spearfish, the first thing you should get is a weight belt. This will help you get to the bottom faster while using less energy. These are great when you need to get to the bottom fast but don’t want to use up all your energy to get there. There is one thing to take into consideration though and that’s the fact that you need to get back to the surface once you get to the bottom. So don’t use a weight belt that is to heavy and won’t allow you the ability to swim back to the surface. This is a tool that is designed more specifically for someone who has been spearfishing for some time and knows their personally limits. This can easily go from being a tool to being something that can take your life if not used with caution.
Use With Caution!
The next two things can be used in conjunction with the weight belt and they are an inflatable life jacked and a small oxygen tank. These are both safety tools that can be used to help ensure that you have the ability to get back to the surface if need be and do so in a hurry. If you are using a weight belt for the first time we recommend that you bring both of these items with you because they can make the difference between having a fun day out on the water in comparison to being the last day you ever go out on the water.
And finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the actual spear gun. When it comes to spear guns they’re not a ‘one size fits all’ kind of tool. You need to make sure that you have the ability to swim with your spear gun as well as having the ability to charge the weapon. These are two things you will need to make sure that you have the ability to do while in the water and swimming. You will also need to have the ability to shoot a fish and swim with the spear gun and fighting fish to the surface. It’s one thing swimming with your gear to the surface, its an entire different thing swimming with all your gear to the surface while also bringing a fighting fish along.
Hope We Helped!!
We really hope that this has helped you to get some insight into what it take to get into spearfishing and some of the things you need to make sure of prior to ever hitting the water while also making sure you have the right gear for to get the job done. You don’t need all the high tech gear with all the bells and whistles, you just need to make sure that the gear you do have is the right gear for you. If there is anything else you need more information on we would love to hear, just reach out to us and let us know. We’ll do everything we can to get you the answers you’re looking for and if it is requested enough then we’ll be sure to give that question its own dedicated post. Thanks again for stopping by and we can’t wait to see you all again!!