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Technical Spearfishing Technical Scuba diving is generally defined as going deeper than 130 feet. You must have the proper training for this extreme aspect of spearfishing.

View Poll Results: How deep do you actually spearfish?
<120' 200 71.94%
120'-200' on air or nitrox 65 23.38%
120'-200' on He mix 5 1.80%
200'+ on air or nitrox 10 3.60%
200'+ on He mix 10 3.60%
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:57 AM   #1
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Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

Pretty simple,after seeing bulit7s ongoing thread and the variety of answers.

I do 200 dives a year or more from 120' to 200' on air or lean nitrox.And almost 200 in shallow water on nitrox.Tri-mix every so often deeper than 200'
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

I like to take a little vagisil when i dive real deep.
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:48 PM   #3
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

Less then 120'...... I can get down there, but at my age I'd have a hard time
getting back.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:49 PM   #4
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

How's the diving here Jeff?Been good for us still.

Glad you admitted your addiction to vagisil,it's the first step.I still take 2 Aleve almost every morning and an aspirin before a lot of dives.

Jeff,Teresa said"tastes like sh!t doesn't it dic&he^d?"

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Old 10-04-2009, 05:24 PM   #5
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

Don't know,I got rear ended two weeks ago and I gots da whiplash,still sore waiting to get med. clearence to go back to work.Kamikaze took my boat out and caught 15 boxes of snapper in a day and half,they had alternator issues and had to come back.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:56 AM   #6
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

Saweeet on the snapper,hope yer back gets better.
January is looming closer and we need to make it while we can.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:08 AM   #7
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

90% of our trips we run out 30-40 miles to the crushing depths of 30-60 foot. Freedive if the conditions are good, straight Air if not. The other 10% we hit the Atlantic or the keys and will bounce as deep as 150-160 to kill fish. But I sure like my long shallow target rich dives....
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:25 AM   #8
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

100+ dives a year in the <120ft depth
couple dozen a year in the 120-200ft depth

mostly on air, almost all the 120+ is on air
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:11 AM   #9
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

Always over 160' and at least twice a trip over 200, sometimes over 250. All on air. I break out the Tri-mix for dives over 300.
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Best mix all dives if we can dive nitrox. Then it's air to .......!
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:45 AM   #11
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

Always 400ft or more and always on air, Oh and I swim from shore to those depths as well, I bring along my 90cm Omer killing machine for those big pelagics. I don't use a dive flag either. I have no certifications, but, I do read spearboard all the time and learn from the greats here.
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wow...you're funny...
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Always 400ft or more and always on air, Oh and I swim from shore to those depths as well, I bring along my 90cm Omer killing machine for those big pelagics. I don't use a dive flag either. I have no certifications, but, I do read spearboard all the time and learn from the greats here.
Did you forget to mention how you asend? Do you mind if I fill everyone in?

To save energy from swimming up from the depth. You simply fill up a lift bag and allow the lift bag to drag you up to the surface.

At the surface - you take two tylenol for the headache of the ez asend.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:04 PM   #14
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

Sounds like there's a great thread somewhere that I must read.

What's the link to "bulit7 ongoing thread"?
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

I usually dive at approximate 145' on nitrox. I's not too shallow so it will make bigger catch
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