New to spearfishing

Hey guys i am wanting to start spearfishing and have some questions to ask. Is there any spearfishing guns to recommend? Whats the difference between air and rail guns? What type of wetsuit should i get and thickness? What equipment do i also require to go spearfishing? Do i need a license?


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1) Air guns use (captive)

Mon, 2012-11-12 20:49

1) Air guns use (captive) compressed air, rail guns use jelly rubber to sling the spear.

2) Most spearos favour open-cell two-piece suits, 3mm.

3) Mask, snorkel, fins, speargun, other stuff is optional; floatlines, reels, flashers.

4) You need a license for crays and another to shoot from a boat.

Try the site sponsors Dunsborough Outdoor Sportz for gear, or WAUC for some more tips

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Is there any prefernce to

Mon, 2012-11-12 20:56

Is there any prefernce to which gun i should get? Any guns to recommend?

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How long is a piece of

Mon, 2012-11-12 21:03

How long is a piece of string?

A good first gun is probably a 1.1-1.2m rail gun, there are lots to choose from.

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so any rail gun which is

Mon, 2012-11-12 21:08

so any rail gun which is 1.1-1.2? Any brands?

 

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rob allen

Mon, 2012-11-12 21:13

Rob Allen are usually a good choice, pretty decent in price.  I just got a new RA sparid 1.0 for $370 delivered, not a bad bit of gun.  There's plenty of alternatives cheaper and more expensive, depends on your budget and usage.

I also have a 1.4 freedivers but its not my favourite, its my bluewater gun and is way too big for general usage in tight.

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Whats the site you ordered

Mon, 2012-11-12 21:20

Whats the site you ordered the guns from?

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Adreno

Mon, 2012-11-12 21:22

Have a look on dunsboroughoutdoorsportz.com.au

Or google adreno australia

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Agree on all points of the

Mon, 2012-11-12 21:31

Agree on all points of the boys above

 

Join a club, you will learn alot....do a freedive course, our club is offering them for halfprice right now

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Is beauchat a good brand? 

Mon, 2012-11-12 21:47

Is beauchat a good brand?

 

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 yes, I have a beuchat carbon

Mon, 2012-11-12 22:53

 yes, I have a beuchat carbon gun

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Oh no aleks is stalking

Mon, 2012-11-12 23:18

Oh no aleks is stalking another forum ;)

 

Beuchat are an awesome brand most of my soft gear (wetsuit, gloves, socks, mask etc) are by them. Gun wise id suggest a 1.2 with a 20m float line and float to start with, rabitech, edge, aimrite, freedivers, beuchat, rob allen, torreli. All those brands will do a gun sutied for your needs and some wont set you back and arm and a leg

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 Following you  ;)

Tue, 2012-11-13 13:05

 Following you  ;)

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I would suggest joining a club

Tue, 2012-11-13 12:10

WAUC is a good place to start, http://www.waundersea.com , they will give you a lot of good info, and are just about to start up a mentor program to help guys getting into the sport.
As for gear, NOR has Hookah dive in Wangarra, and SOR, Bunbary, is Ockys Water world, and also the WAUC site has a load of sponsors on their website.

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