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 Post subject: What gear do I need?
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2016, 17:52 
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Hey everyone!

I'm new to the world of spearfishing (as my username suggests) and I need to know what gear is essential for me to have.

I currently have: Speargun (ocean hunter), Gloves, fins, mask and snorkel.

I am in the process of buying a knife and wetsuit.

What other gear do I need? And if anyone that replies to this knows where I can find information about good spots in the PPB area that would be awesome too!

Cheers guys,

New spearo.


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 Post subject: Re: What gear do I need?
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2016, 19:39 
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The way i gear up / know what i need goes like this, in this order.

Fins
Socks
Wetsuit Pants
Torch (Not necessary but useful for dark caves)
Weightbelt and Weights
Wetsuit Top
Knife (on forearm / bicep)
Mask and Snorkel
Speargun
Floatline
Float with Blue and white dive flag

If you have all those (some are not necessary i.e. torch, two piece wetsuit etc), then you are good to go. Most important thing to have is a float and flag to indicate there is a diver in the water, which will avoid accidents involving yourself and a speeding jet-skier.

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 Post subject: Re: What gear do I need?
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2016, 21:44 
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Float and flag will "reduce" your chance of an accident. You still need to be very aware of your surroundings even with a flag etc.


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 Post subject: Re: What gear do I need?
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2016, 11:36 
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Thanks heaps for replying to both of my queries Mitch! I'll see you at the next meet!


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