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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2021, 08:52:38 PM »
Speared a few fish for sure....even took two big cabezon with my dive knife
 I used a pneumatic cressi sub with a rock tip. When us8ng3a wetsuit i liked scubapro and soon had a custom dui drysuit. Never got as hardcore as Rob but have a few dives under my belt for sure.

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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2021, 09:38:48 PM »
holy crap 7mm wetsuits use a lot of weight
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2021, 09:48:09 PM »
Yeah, I learned in a 7 mm as well, vest, hood and an enormous amount of weight.  It was ok to get on for the first dive, but not so much fun putting it on wet.  Going to a drysuit was like a completely different experience.

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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2021, 10:04:04 PM »
gotta lube up  :chuckle:       I used to use sunscreen or soap but have since learned it's hard on wetsuits.   I have waterskied in April...in lake Roosevelt  :o



I don't see anyone using a drysuit to freedive  :dunno:

and they're very expensive


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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2021, 10:15:41 PM »
Me goofing off while swimming at Edmonds Dive Park. I suggest a little more protection from the cold.

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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2021, 10:16:28 PM »
One more. This was mid October.  Pretty.......dang......cold.


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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2021, 09:36:55 AM »
Is there a good dive shop around there?
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2021, 09:45:40 AM »
Is there a good dive shop around there?
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2021, 11:42:22 AM »
One more. This was mid October.  Pretty.......dang......cold.

Direct route to brain freeze!

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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2021, 11:43:07 AM »
Is there a good dive shop around there?
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2021, 11:44:02 AM »
Yup...that 3 mil suit doesn't do a lot!

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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2021, 11:49:15 AM »
Looks like stellar viz that day though
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2021, 11:55:27 AM »
It was decent...I'd simply swim the bouy line and dive down to bug a ling or two. Never really went much past 20 or 25 feet.....when that exposed you enter pre hypothermia pretty easily and just have to really pay attention to vitals and cognitive abilities.  Still gotta swim to shore and then your core temps drop, the shakes hit, and you begin the recovery.  Good stuff

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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2021, 11:59:10 AM »
I got a speardiver 7mm in reef pattern
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Re: Spearfishing questions - gearing up
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2021, 12:01:29 PM »
Very cool. I believe most freedive suits have a pad in the chest to help brace banded guns for loading.

 


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