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Spearfishing: Knowing the Basics

When you are into fishing and find this hobby to be fun and at the same time you are fascinated with extreme sports, you may want to know about spearfishing.

As an extreme sports, spearfishing needs the skill and ability for a person to be able to free dive in most cases without air tanks and then stalk a fish and shoot underwater using the speargun.

If you are a beginner in this kind of sports which can be demanding you have to learn some basic as well to in terms of swimming and diving, holding your breath, equalizing, and being patient for you to be able to successfully indulge in this,

Here are some list of important points that can be your pointers as you start to experience this kind of sports that are all the same sustainable, fun, and affordable compared to any other extreme sports.

As you advance in this sports, you have to make sure that safety will never be compromised as this is the very first rule of the thumb as it may involve risks and hazards along the way. As a safety measure or protocol dive with a buddy just for the possibilities that something may happen like you go blackout that can be fatal, and also use a dive knife both for fishing and safety as that can be useful as well for immediate need like freeing yourself from getting tangled.

Another safety tip is to research your diving spot and choose that which is best for beginners and ask around or do your own research on the internet and know which spots are a no no. One more thing is to ensure that, when you are diving and you see a dark spot, never stick out your arm or your gear as it can be dangerous with eels lurking that may cause you to be attacked.

And when you indulge in this sport, better yet pick the best and high quality gears, gadgets, and equipment for spearfishing, and for this wetsuit is more suitable to be worn, and don’t forget to select a mentor in your and learn from his expertise, experience, and skills.

It will even be more of an advantage for you if you get yourself into a little more orientation, exposure and practice in the field of spearfishing before you try the real thing, at least you will be ready, well equipped, and knowledgeable enough in your ways and skills as you experience the real adventure of spearfishing underwater.

With the right knowledge, training, skills, and equipment, you will find the experience of spearfishing more rewarding and fulfilling.