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Old 04-11-2006, 07:55 AM   #28
Red Tide
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Re: Technical Spearfishing Instruction

Exceeding the recreational limits while spearfishing does indeed require a new skill set that most dive instructors fail to instill in their new students. I have said this before and I will say it again "A wise man learns from his mistakes, but a truly wise man learns from the mistakes of others"
If you are a serious diver and want to explore the deeper waters,you need to take the classes and learn all that you can.
I think that the number one thing that needs to be taught to spearfisherman is to avoid greed. Look at almost any situation where a diver has died, been bent or nearly died, and you will find some level of greed that occured.
Now for some humor:
As far as equipment goes, I subscribe to the less is better theroy of spearfishing. Thats right....All I need is a good mask, snorkel, fins, and of course my trusty speedo...........

Be Safe,

G.R.
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