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Old 12-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Talking Bahamas

Taking a trip to the bahamas this summer. So i'll be looking for locations that I can reach for good spearing by swimming off the beach. I'd like to find reefs at least 300ft off shore. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Re: Bahamas

You better think that one out a bit longer.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #3
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Well I think that might be a lil drastic I'm willing to kayak I just dont want to kill myself making it out there and then not have any energy to dive ya feelz? And Would you recommend a charter or a local to put me on some fish?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #4
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Re: Bahamas

Do you know where you are going? The bahamas are a big place.
There are some rules on how close you can dive to shore also.
When are you going? the water is pretty cold in the winter..low 70s

give us some more details and lots of people here can help you.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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Re: Bahamas

Well my buddy is pilot and he was gonna take a few us if down there this summer (So Im sure the water will be warmer). Also Location is a big issue we have thought about Abacos as a definite possibility Ive heard good things and have seen a bunch of youtube videos but still have no idea where to go! Any useful info would be awesome! And fleming island Riplipper thats the right place to live!
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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Re: Bahamas

Lived and worked in the Abacos for 5 years. Most of the "environmental injuries" I took care of were tourists who thought it would be fun to swim out to the reef, spear a hogfish and swim back. I dive with sharks all the time in Jupiter as my dive buddies know, in the Bahamas however I advise you not to try and make that swim back to the beach with a fish on a stringer or in the water.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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Thanks buddy Ive been and speared around sharks before Im not dumb enough to use a stringer haha thanks though.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:35 PM   #8
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I know a bunch of good spots around the marina by grand bahama.....p.m. me if you need them....you need a boat though to get to them
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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Just let me know where you are going and I can point you in the right direction. Ive been to almost every island over there.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:36 PM   #10
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@gatorzone19 Were thinking abacos but not sure where would be best I saw a bunch of small spotty islands on the east side of the island but I have no idea where to go tips would be awesome!
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #11
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Chub cay speared right off the beach hogs grouper lobster and the ocational cubera
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #12
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hmm thanks midnight how far of a swim did you endure
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:15 PM   #13
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Below is a picture of Chub it is one of my favorite places in the Bahamas to spear all the dark is reef also there is an airport that you can take a commercial flight to
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #14
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My buddy is a pilot/spearfisherman so i think im good on flights @J&JC but did you charter a boat when you got there??
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #15
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Re: Bahamas

You are flying in, and no boat, so you have to be near an airport. You could go to the Abacos and fly into Marsh Harbor and take a boat shuttle over to Green Turtle or Guana or any other island around Marsh Harbor. The reef is right off there. The only problem is the Bahamians use spearguns and hookahs and do a lot of spearing to provide fish for that whole area. We can only use polespears or Hawaiian slings and a snorkel. Plus not so many lobsters and no conchs. Lots of people go to that area and so do cruisers. But it is nice. The best spearing is where there arent many people or places to stay. You would definetly need a boat. As soon as you get a fish, or before, sharks will be right there. Also if you do any chumming, sharks will be there. Not a great place to be without a boat. How will you get your fish back in? You could with a surfboard with a cooler strapped on.
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