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Technical Spearfishing Technical Scuba diving is generally defined as going deeper than 130 feet. You must have the proper training for this extreme aspect of spearfishing.

View Poll Results: How deep do you actually spearfish?
<120' 205 72.18%
120'-200' on air or nitrox 66 23.24%
120'-200' on He mix 5 1.76%
200'+ on air or nitrox 10 3.52%
200'+ on He mix 10 3.52%
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:19 PM   #61
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

Not over 130 FSW, too old and too wise for the bounce dives to deep depths of my younger days. I like shallow depths better, but I go where the fish are. There are a lot more rules and with the more restrictive bag limits, I am officially a Lionfish spearo, LoL and drag the blue water gun along in case I see a big one. I just like to eat fish! When I was a "Skin Diver", I could manage almost 4 mins of breath hold and hit 80-90 feet. It was hard work and I was challenging myself. I out grew that mentality. I also used to be an avid (read "fanatical" deer hunter) using a recurve bow and handmade arrows, a flintlock Kentucky rifle, and even killed pigs with a spear. now it is a really good nap in the woods! I haven't shot one in 3 years. I enjoy the social parts and helping my daughter become proficient. I enjoy diving and harvesting fish, and enjoy not being "driven" to prove anything to anybody except for my stomach.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:42 PM   #62
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Not over 130 FSW, too old and too wise for the bounce dives to deep depths of my younger days. I like shallow depths better, but I go where the fish are. There are a lot more rules and with the more restrictive bag limits, I am officially a Lionfish spearo, LoL and drag the blue water gun along in case I see a big one. I just like to eat fish! When I was a "Skin Diver", I could manage almost 4 mins of breath hold and hit 80-90 feet. It was hard work and I was challenging myself. I out grew that mentality. I also used to be an avid (read "fanatical" deer hunter) using a recurve bow and handmade arrows, a flintlock Kentucky rifle, and even killed pigs with a spear. now it is a really good nap in the woods! I haven't shot one in 3 years. I enjoy the social parts and helping my daughter become proficient. I enjoy diving and harvesting fish, and enjoy not being "driven" to prove anything to anybody except for my stomach.
With you on this. Same here. Once I got a little narc'd and refused (after several attempts) to help a fellow diver needing some minor help with his mask (broken strap), wanting to hit a large Gag I saw... Never would have done that if not narc'd - not in a million years. Scared me so much once I cleared up on the boat I made the decision/decided never to push the deep again. Now if I go it's 90 tops and very easy going. If I kill some fish that's fine. If not "oh well". Taking care of your Buds is too important.

As far as arguing free vs. tank diving I say do what you like and like what you do. I always liked having a BC and the only time I got into trouble was without one. Either way, panic is the little death down there. Commercial diving is not easy and I have much respect for people who do it - especially those my age.
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