Spearfishing: Knowing the Basics
If you love fishing and also have the interest in doing extreme sports then you may possibly be interested about spearfishing as well.
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,
As an important tips, here are some information that can help and guide you as you go start your experience this sustainable, affordable, and fun sports.
You have to make sure that safety is always in place as that is the very first rule of the thumb as this kind of sports involves risk and other hazards. 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.
Do your initial research on your diving spots so that you will know what are those that are good for beginners and experts, you can also ask around where best to dive and watch out for the restricted zones, checking the internet will also be a great help. 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.
You may have the need to pick as well the right gears and spearfishing equipment that you need that is of good quality and a wetsuit is more suitable for this, and much more select a mentor that you can rely on with expertise and experience.
In all this, you will learn better if you get a little orientation and lessons about this sport, and do more practice until you get to master the skill before you go for the real one to ensure that you are well equipped, ready, and confident in your underwater experience.
With the right knowledge, training, skills, and equipment, you will find the experience of spearfishing more rewarding and fulfilling.