Spearfishing

Spearfishing and freediving is the greatest game in the world.  What other sport can even compare to holding your breath and swimming in a pressurized foreign environment, where you can’t breathe, and then hunt, stalk and capture a fish from its home?!  The challenge and rewards are unequal to any other experience!

Most of the freedive spearfishing I do is located on inshore patch reefs, shallow wrecks and shallow main reef coral clusters.  Most reefs range from 12-30 feet deep and are within the scope of the average athletic person with some basic breathing and hunting techniques.  A minimum working (repeated) breath hold of 30 seconds is the mandatory minimum to be successful and not struggle. Diving in a pressurized environment requires you to be able to clear your ears to gain depth beyond 10 feet deep. Current, visibility, wave height, etc. and other sea conditions will add to the challenge and are part of the experience. Not every trip yields great results and not everybody can spear a fish!  The reward is the challenge of the experience and the real satisfaction that comes from challenging your body to perform in such a foreign environment.

Spearfishing trips are booked on an individual basis and after a brief consultation to assess your skills, comfort level, health, experience and weather conditions.  I would not advertise this as something for everybody to do at any time.  You must be a strong snorkeler and comfortable holding your breath. The goal of this trip is to provide you with a safe environment with a high probability of success within the context of an inherently dangerous environment and challenging activity.  There is a huge amount of customer preparation in building a STRONG knowledge base before you show up for your trip. I expect my customers to know freediving basics, how to handle a speargun, know species identification, size and seasonal regulations for each species you intend to harvest. This information is easily searchable on YouTube and the links I have provided below. I can and will help, but this responsibility falls on each participant. Finally, all participants will be required to sign a liability release form to protect my business from the risk of the activity. All minors must have parental consent and they must sign the release form on site. The ocean is beautiful and dangerous, demanding respect at all times.

I am not able to advertise rates for spearfishing, due to the variables and circumstances involved.  Approximate rates are $475/4 hours/maximum 4 divers, but can only be established after working out several trip details. All necessary equipment can be rented and provided. I do not offer SCUBA trips. I do not recommend pole spears/Hawaiian slings. I do not recommend being anything less than over prepared. This is not a buy it and show up experience because it looks cool.

Here are some helpful links to guide you.
Fishing Regulations
Spearing Forum