Practice Good Safety When Spear Fishing

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Practice Good Safety When Spear Fishing

Spear fishing is not dangerous as long as you follow basic safety procedures. Most are common sense but they are worth repeating to your dive party before making the descent:

  1. Keep the safety lock on your spear fishing gun until you are ready to shoot.
  2. Rely on a dive buddy to monitor your depth and time as you hunt.
  3. After you spear a fish, get it out of the water quickly, as not to attract larger predator fish.
  4. Always look beyond the fish you are about to spear to make sure there are no other divers in your range.
  5. Don't spear fish that are beyond your experience. It takes skill to land big fish that are fighters.



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