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How varying wetsuit thickness effects buoyancy throughout the dive for freediving and spearfishing

The reason we wear weights when we freedive or spearfish is to, on the whole, compensate for the additional buoyancy created by the neoprene of our wetsuits. The colder the water, the thicker the wetsuit, therefore the more weight we have to wear to create the correct level of buoyancy. For freediving the average rule of thumb is to create …

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Wood, Metal or Carbon fibre spearguns? Making the right choice

Whether you are new to hunting for your own sustainable seafood or you are an old salty sea dog, you will have probably considered ‘what is the best material for spearguns?’. In this post i will not so much tell you what’s best but rather give you the reasons to consider the different materials. Metal Spearguns Metal spearguns are normally …

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Epsealon Patrol Board spearfishing and freediving float review

Floats are probably the single most important item of your kit for both freediving and Spearfishing. The main purpose of a float is to signal your presence in the water to other water users, notably boats and jetskis! In a direct fight between your head and propellor, im afraid the prop wins every time, so best avoid it right? Most …

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Pushing past failure depth – you and residual volume

Heres the story. You start freediving and you quickly realise that you love it. After your first course you discover that the biggest challenge is equalisation rather than breath-hold, but you feel like you have a good grip on what to do. You continue your journey and start to get deeper. With some training you find yourself getting deeper and …