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Old 03-19-2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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Sporttube to borrow/rent/sale?

Hi guys,

I'm prepare to Panama trip and looking for spearguns case (need one which fits 20cm wide fins too).
Sportube looks great, but I hate to pay $200 for the thing I will use once a year.
Does anyone allow me to rent yours for $$ compensation?
Or maybe someone want to sell it for a reasonable price?

The trip scheduled April 6-16.
Hope to kill some nice fish over there
Please PM.

Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:19 PM   #2
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Sorry, I'm in montreal. If you buy one, get the no3, the biggest one. I have a no2 and it's a tight fit. The weight is practically the same so might as well get the bigger one. I also use mine for my ski trips =)
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:24 PM   #3
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As I understood, the Series 3 is 14" wide, when Series 2 is 10". Third sounds to wide for me...
But I would rather go with your advice.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:02 AM   #4
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I have a bunch of them- size 1 and 2. I live in Watertown MA. Give me a call- 617 688 4319
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:04 AM   #5
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OOps- I meant that I have 2's and 3's!
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:48 PM   #6
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I have a 3 series in chalrestown ri you can just borrow. No need to rent it
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:24 PM   #7
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Thank you very much for your offers! Didn't expect so much feedback.
Rifreediver I live next to you, in Richmond, it will probably be my best option
I will PM you. Thanks again!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:11 PM   #8
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Agador, How was your trip to Panama? I did a trip this March to Costa Rica which was pretty nice. I'm thank about trying Panama next year.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:46 AM   #9
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Agador, How was your trip to Panama? I did a trip this March to Costa Rica which was pretty nice. I'm thank about trying Panama next year.
Hi Charliex, Panama was ok. I kinda hopped to go shorediving and possibly take a boat for blue water (for famous Panama's pelagic species), but didn't do enough research. I stayed at Airbnb on Punta Chame (~2hrs from airport) and it looks good from satellite. Unfortunately, all around Punta Chame was sandy and murky (no shore diving at all). The only option available was a charter to the Otoque Island which represents descent reef spearfishing opportunities, but I was to far (in a gulf) from blue water. There was a chance to drive to the Hannibal Bank area (out of the bay), but it's about 5 hours one way, and I didn't coordinate with charter guys. I stayed with my family and opted for reef diving only. I had two nice days on a water, though. Shoot red and black snappers, jacks (Trevally and Crevalle), and tons of Triggerfish. Had a good time overall.

If you want to go specifically for BW spearfishing, IMHO you need to go to Hannibal Bank area, but consider a 5-8hours driving from airport (traffic is crazy).

Hope this helps.

Here is short video with me and my brother (his first spearfishing ever):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGjq8_M_1SE
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Old 04-26-2018, 02:04 PM   #10
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Re: Sporttube to borrow/rent/sale?

tks for the info. I was also looking into Panama.

I have my favorites spots in Mexico and in the Bahamas. I always go back. My friends are always telling me: try something new.. But the some times you end up wasting a week looking for good spots...

Panama is still on my list...
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:23 PM   #11
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Agador, I liked the video. Nice job on the editing and music. The Costa Rician shore was a bit murky too. We did some BW and offshore reef diving which was challenging. There was a fare bit of travel involved. It is not easy to find good places to dive and it gets expensive.

Dive in Canada have you been back to San Salvador? I really liked the diving there. Super remote a bit sharky though. I would love to go there in the summer when to the
seas are calm on the eastern side. i think very few people get over there.
How are the conditions in Mexico? I was think also of trying a liveaboard spear charter.
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:06 AM   #12
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No haven’t been back. Last time I was there was at Club Med so diving on tanks only.
I’ll be back in Mexico end of July in Tulum. Never dove there. Can’t wait!
And I should be on a charter in the Bahamas next year in March.
That’s the best experience.. dive every morning to catch dinner..=)
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