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Diving and Spearfishing in South Africa – Author Piet van Rooyen

Diving and Spearfishing in South Africa – Author Piet van Rooyen

Here is a gem of a book, written by a Namibian spearo named Piet van Rooyen. I am going to do everything in my power to get my hands on this ASAP, but in the mean time read the review by Gavin Taylor over at Spearfishingsa.co.za.

The book seems to cover absolutely everything and is available to purchase from most spearing shops or can be ordered online at: Struik Travel and Heritage.

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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Dive Spots, Ramblings, Tips and Tricks

 

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R250 for a GoPro mount for spearguns!

R250 for a GoPro mount for spearguns!

It seems Eckart Benkenstein over at Freedivers has been busy again lately. With the prices of GoPro’s continuing to come down, there really is no reason to not have one.  None of us want to miss out on forever capturing that perfect shot on the perfect fish. One of the things we do worry about is dropping said camera or struggling to film with one hand while fighting currents and surge.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Ramblings, Tips and Tricks

 

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Spearfishing – Shore Entry: Buoy & Float line management


Another article on USM – Ultimate Spearfishing Magazine, this time regarding shore entry and how to handle your buoy or float.

Unfortunately since Chris is from Durban we Capetonians have a few other things to worry about and since I can’t log in to the site (problem is being sorted out) I am going to post a technique that I use here.

When possible I will comment to the original post which can be found here –> USM – Shore Dive Entry

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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Tips and Tricks

 

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Hoe om ‘n haaiaanval te voorkom…

Hoe om ‘n haaiaanval te voorkom…

As spearfisherman (Spearo’s) we will one day encounter a shark.  It really doesn’t matter where we hunt or how many spearo’s are with us.  Those sharks are going to be curious and will talk amongst themselves about which one of us tastes better.

Here are 6 very important tips on avoiding a shark attack.

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Posted by on April 13, 2011 in Tips and Tricks

 

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Apnea Trainer

Apnea Trainer

Here is a little program I found to help with breathing and breath holding.

Apnea Trainer <- follow the link and download it from ‘Richocet’ first post.

Just download it and run, it is a very simple and easy to use little program and you can do it when ever you are sitting in front of your PC, I do it at work.

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Posted by on April 11, 2011 in Tips and Tricks

 

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Loading your Speargun

Loading your Speargun

How to… Load your Speargun.

It is not uncommon to struggle to load your first speargun and suspect it has come with too short a rubber.  If this is you the chances are that you are not doing it right – speargun loading is 80% technique and only 20% strength.

Before we start lets get a few safety points first:

  • Never ever load your gun out of the water.  To practise pulling back the rubbers note how far back the notches are and remove the shaft to prevent accidental loading.
  • Modern spearguns must be loaded on your chest not your hip.
  • Generally the higher up on your chest you can get the handle the easier it will be to pull the rubbers the rest of the way.
  • It is easier in the water with a wetsuit on.

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Posted by on April 10, 2011 in Tips and Tricks

 

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7 Rules for Bluewater Hunting



7 Rules for Bluewater hunting

Some more ‘Rules’

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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Tips and Tricks

 

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