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Safety guide for spearfishing



Spearfishermen, also known as ‘Spearos’ use modem gear to capture their prey, much like a forest hunter. To capture their dinner in the deep blue ocean, underwater hunters use spearguns, pole spears, low volume masks, wetsuits, and other equipment. Spearfishing is also a sport that many people enjoy.

To stay injury-free while spearfishing, you must be well-prepared.

Learning how to spearfish is integrally related to the equipment you use. You'll need the following to do it securely, and effectively:


Dive with a buddy

This is one of the important tips to become a safe spearfisher. You can get away with making some tiny mistakes, but it is only possible if you have a diving buddy by your side. You must realise that diving with a buddy does not mean that you dive in the water and go separate ways. It means that your buddy remains on top. They will be responsible for you (below). Both of you take turns to dive. Remember that, if your buddy is down then you cannot part ways to spear a fish. This might put them in danger. Spearfishing requires teamwork and is not an individual sport. You might also have to face challenges if you pass out underwater and there is no help available to you.

Learn first aid in case of blackouts

If your diving buddy experiences a blackout then there are a few easy steps that you can take to save their life. But if you are not well informed about the same and are unable to follow the first aid drill then the moment can end tragically. There are many safety drills that you can watch on platforms like YouTube. You can read up on different credible internet articles about the same. We highly recommend you the spearfishing course offered by us. Our trainers will teach you all safety drills and lead you with tips to improve your diving. It will prepare you to face situations of emergency without panicking.

Avoid Tethering Fish

Never make the mistake of tethering fish to your body. It is a definite way to invite danger. It has costed their lives to a lot of divers. Many of them had fish attached or hooked to their waist or gun. This has resulted in attracting sharks (who come in to eat the fish but end up biting the diver instead).


These are just a few fast points that you can start using right away in your spearfishing sessions. To learn more intensive safety techniques, you can book an elaborate spearfishing course at https://www.apneazone.club/

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