Learning to spearfish - Victoria/PPB

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Re: Learning to spearfish - Victoria/PPB

Post by SteveoTheTiger » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:31 am

Yeah im not really too worried about sharks. I know they are there and it is a risk.. but so is getting swamped by a rogue wave or more likely hit by a jet ski.

There are multiple videos of Great Whites swimming near surfers at Tuncurry beach, which is probably less than a kilometer from where i used to spearfish.
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Re: Learning to spearfish - Victoria/PPB

Post by Kimtown » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:58 pm

whambamsam wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Been curious about taking up spearfishing since I like both snorkelling and fishing.

Wondering if anyone could provide any recommendations for
- good equipment to purchase as a beginner
- safe places for initial dives (thinking Mt Martha)
- places that'll do lessons/courses
Diving Monday cape schank for crays, abs and whatevers dumb enough to swim in front of my spear

If you want to join there will be around 4 of us if that adds a bit of comfort for you

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Re: Learning to spearfish - Victoria/PPB

Post by whambamsam » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:10 pm

Kimtown wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:58 pm
whambamsam wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Been curious about taking up spearfishing since I like both snorkelling and fishing.

Wondering if anyone could provide any recommendations for
- good equipment to purchase as a beginner
- safe places for initial dives (thinking Mt Martha)
- places that'll do lessons/courses
Diving Monday cape schank for crays, abs and whatevers dumb enough to swim in front of my spear

If you want to join there will be around 4 of us if that adds a bit of comfort for you
oooh really appreciate the offer, but I'll be at the usual 9-5 unfortunately... not to mention I haven't picked up any gear yet! I'm tossing up a yak/dive gear atm.

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Re: Learning to spearfish - Victoria/PPB

Post by Kimtown » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:52 pm

whambamsam wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Kimtown wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:58 pm
whambamsam wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Been curious about taking up spearfishing since I like both snorkelling and fishing.

Wondering if anyone could provide any recommendations for
- good equipment to purchase as a beginner
- safe places for initial dives (thinking Mt Martha)
- places that'll do lessons/courses
Diving Monday cape schank for crays, abs and whatevers dumb enough to swim in front of my spear

If you want to join there will be around 4 of us if that adds a bit of comfort for you
oooh really appreciate the offer, but I'll be at the usual 9-5 unfortunately... not to mention I haven't picked up any gear yet! I'm tossing up a yak/dive gear atm.
Dive gear, every single time

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Re: Learning to spearfish - Victoria/PPB

Post by Tim399 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:48 am

Kimtown wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:52 pm
whambamsam wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Kimtown wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:58 pm
whambamsam wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Been curious about taking up spearfishing since I like both snorkelling and fishing.

Wondering if anyone could provide any recommendations for
- good equipment to purchase as a beginner
- safe places for initial dives (thinking Mt Martha)
- places that'll do lessons/courses
Diving Monday cape schank for crays, abs and whatevers dumb enough to swim in front of my spear

If you want to join there will be around 4 of us if that adds a bit of comfort for you
oooh really appreciate the offer, but I'll be at the usual 9-5 unfortunately... not to mention I haven't picked up any gear yet! I'm tossing up a yak/dive gear atm.
Dive gear, every single time
How did you go kimtown?

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Re: Learning to spearfish - Victoria/PPB

Post by Kimtown » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:46 am

Tim399 wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:48 am
Kimtown wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:52 pm
whambamsam wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Kimtown wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:58 pm
whambamsam wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Been curious about taking up spearfishing since I like both snorkelling and fishing.

Wondering if anyone could provide any recommendations for
- good equipment to purchase as a beginner
- safe places for initial dives (thinking Mt Martha)
- places that'll do lessons/courses
Diving Monday cape schank for crays, abs and whatevers dumb enough to swim in front of my spear

If you want to join there will be around 4 of us if that adds a bit of comfort for you
oooh really appreciate the offer, but I'll be at the usual 9-5 unfortunately... not to mention I haven't picked up any gear yet! I'm tossing up a yak/dive gear atm.
Dive gear, every single time
How did you go kimtown?
Plenty of abs, not much of everything else lol

Was only 2-3m of viz if that.



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Re: Learning to spearfish - Victoria/PPB

Post by Tim399 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:28 pm

Yeah not great vis considering from your shoulder to spear tip would be about 1.5 to 2m long. At least you bagged some abs :tu:

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Re: Learning to spearfish - Victoria/PPB

Post by Kimtown » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:48 pm

Tim399 wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Yeah not great vis considering from your shoulder to spear tip would be about 1.5 to 2m long. At least you bagged some abs :tu:
Hmm when you put it into perspective like that then maybe 3-4m lol but yeah still one of the worst I've seen it.

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