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#1 ktm450

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:36 PM

I have been doing a bit of research on spearfishing and have learnt alot but in alot of the info there are words that they use that i dont understand what they mean.Can someone give me a link or something with meanings of the words that i dont understand.Like a spearfishing dictionary lol.
Also i am not in the postion to be buying a tank as i have a limited budjet and want to just use mask and snorkel,where are the best sought of places to do this.Im in the mornington peninsula area if that helps.Cheers.
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#2 Jazman

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:48 PM

Post the words you don't understand here and I'll do my best to 'translate' them for you.

There are many MANY spots right on the Peninsula worth a look, anywhere with a bit of reef. You will probably find that a lot of people are unwilling to give you exact locations, but with a bit of work and trial and error you will find your own great marks.

Regarding spearing fish while on SCUBA gear.......Victoria is one of the only states in Aus which still legally allows this, but morally it is a questionable practice and you will not get much respect from other spearos by doing so.

Real spearos don't blow bubbles! :)
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:25 PM

Well if im going to be frowned upon by just using mask and snorkel i might look into getting a tank.Can you give me any hints and tips on getting the right equipment i need to breat under water.I hav been reading alot but would like some real person advise aswell.As im on a budget its hard to be able to afford some of the equipment i have seen,even seconds from ebay.Plus i dont know if second hand tanks etc are worth the money or are safe for me to usd etc.Thanks.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:26 AM

hi ktm, jazman was saying that using a tank is frowned upon for spear fishing (because it makes it too easy).

snorkel and mask is what most people use :) gives the fish a fighting chance :)
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:32 AM

You've totally misunderstood what I said.

Spearing with mask and snorkel only (with breath-hold) = good
Spearing with SCUBA gear (tank etc) = bad
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