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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' 204 72.08%
120'-200' on air or nitrox 66 23.32%
120'-200' on He mix 5 1.77%
200'+ on air or nitrox 10 3.53%
200'+ on He mix 10 3.53%
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #16
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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'
Tony, I chose the bottom two choices. I use helium below 220 or so. Tony
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:54 AM   #17
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Tony, I chose the bottom two choices. I use helium below 220 or so. Tony
A bit late in posting to this thread Tony?? I bet after 4 years interest has waned.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:14 AM   #18
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

Although I blend trimix in my garage and I use it for doing occasional salvage work, my spearfishing is at 120 ft or less using 32% up to 38% nitrox.

I shot this grouper yesterday in just 70 ft and less than 5 miles off the coast. The cost of fuel (around $200 a trip) to reach deep water (deeper than 130 ft) keeps me within 20 to 25 miles of Destin Pass.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:13 AM   #19
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Although I blend trimix in my garage and I use it for doing occasional salvage work, my spearfishing is at 120 ft or less using 32% up to 38% nitrox.

I shot this grouper yesterday in just 70 ft and less than 5 miles off the coast. The cost of fuel (around $200 a trip) to reach deep water (deeper than 130 ft) keeps me within 20 to 25 miles of Destin Pass.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:20 AM   #20
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A bit late in posting to this thread Tony?? I bet after 4 years interest has waned.
Yeah. I saw the date John when the thread bumped last night after someone took the poll. But, I thought 100 days Tony had asked a good poll that is still relevant today that I must have missed years ago, so I checked boxes in the poll and posted an explanation.

I wish I had the easy helium access at Fill Express that you Broward County guys have. However, I have not been doing the 300 feet plus dives lately, so no need. I certainly do like the clear headed aspect of helium though.

John, do you guys partial pressure mix your trimix or use banked trimix? Tony

I know locally here that Jupiter Dive Center now has partial pressure mixing for Trimix should I need it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:34 PM   #21
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

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Although I blend trimix in my garage and I use it for doing occasional salvage work, my spearfishing is at 120 ft or less using 32% up to 38% nitrox.

I shot this grouper yesterday in just 70 ft and less than 5 miles off the coast. The cost of fuel (around $200 a trip) to reach deep water (deeper than 130 ft) keeps me within 20 to 25 miles of Destin Pass.
Nice Destin gag Stone! If you need anybody to help with fuel, clean boat, and fill the cooler. Im one PM away!
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John, do you guys partial pressure mix your trimix or use banked trimix? Tony

I know locally here that Jupiter Dive Center now has partial pressure mixing for Trimix should I need it.
Depends on the shop, Pompano Dive Center banks 21/35 so that is the start mix for any other standard mix (18/45, etc), and I think Fill Express banks 21/35 also, Brownies SouthPort PP mixes. So, yes, life aint bad, 3 shops within 15 min of my home (more or less) that I can get mix from.



BTW, got your message but you garbled you number.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #23
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

im the guilty party of taking the poll on an old @$$ thread....

just been reading through all the tech spearing threads and couldn't help but cast my vote
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #24
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

No harm,still relavent especially the info on where to get gas.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:25 PM   #25
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

I took the poll just now. I was shocked at myself and 1 other person 120-200 on he. Just shows the quantum leap in the application of he over the last 4 years, if all the previous responses were from 2009. Or maybe you lot just like the deep air?
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:17 AM   #26
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70ft

I can only hold my breath for 2 1/2 min.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:08 PM   #27
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:17 PM   #28
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

I can hunt around 40-45 freediving. So far on SCUBA I've only hunted down to 60' or so.
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Re: Poll:How deep do you actually spearfish?

I freedive deeper than I scuba, but on scuba usually about 75 to 90 ft, freediving I guess about 90 to 120ft
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Very cool

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