Now For Some Epic Diving and Spearfishing
These guys look like they are having a blast. And by having a blast, I mean spearfishing with their Cressi Comanche like spear guns, not hanging out with the lovely lady who is featured at the beginning gliding underwater through the ocean. These Aussies are having so much fun, it kind of makes you want to dive in yourself and try your hand.
Yet before you do that you might want to consider a few things first. For starters, it can be quite an expensive sport. If you are a spear fishing veteran, you know what I mean. There is the wetsuit, which at its low end base price can cost you about $100. Then the spear gun itself can range anywhere from $130, for the Cressi Comanche model I mentioned earlier, to $500 or more for something like the Mares Cyrano EVO HF spear gun.
Then there is all that scuba gear, right? I mean you have the flippers, mask, and tank to contend with. Wait, you don’t have a tank to contend with at all, because you don’t use one when you Spearfish. These guys are free diving, which means they are holding their breath while traveling to the sandy bottom of the ocean floor in search of some fins to serve up as food. The really impressive thing about this is that they can maintain the amount of focus and control needed to aim, shoot, and hit their target… all while holding their breath. (more…)
For a fun look at spearfishing, check out these 10 necessary items that Grind TV says you must have before trying your hand at the sport. If you are a seasoned veteran, a couple o
Wanna Go Spearfishing?
For a fun look at spearfishing, check out these 10 necessary items that Grind TV says you must have before trying your hand at the sport. If you are a seasoned veteran, a couple of these will be quite humorous. A few things in this list may or may not be necessary. For instance, you might not need the weight belt if you don’t wear a wetsuit. The belt just offsets the buoyancy of the wetsuit to keep you from bobbing back up to the surface. If you just go diving with your bathing suit, then your spear gun should provide ample amount of weight to keep you underwater.
1. Fishing license and understanding of local spearfishing regulations.
2. A spear gun.
5. Mask and Snorkel
6. Weight Belt
8. Gloves and Booties
9. A dive buddy
10. Common Sense
So What’s the Most Important?
Probably the most essential item on the list in my opinion is the dive buddy. You simply never know when things are going to go awry. I took a look at this again and noticed that the girl was swimming with a very large whale. It’s nice that the whale is friendly and all, but what do you do if it was something more aggressive. In those moments a dive buddy is absolutely essential. The whole goal of spearfishing is to have fun under the water, yet at some point return to the surface in one piece. The dive buddy makes all the difference in that regard. At the end of the day though, it just seems like you can’t have a bad day spearfishing. These guys are certainly having a blast and for good reason. They have made a few great catches, and their female diving companion makes for good underwater eye candy. I mean after all, there is nothing like having the best of both worlds if you can.