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Any Tampa area freedivers?

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AsahiToro

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I'm new to freediving and wondered if there were any clubs or individuals that I can learn more about freediving with in the Tampa area. Let me know. Thanks,

Scott
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JMD

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When I lived in Tampa, two years ago now, there was a st. petes spearfishing club. I think they used to have a website.

The only guys I knew there that freedove were spearfisherman, and you either had to go a long way off the coast in the gulf of mexico or to the eastern seaboard to find decent freediving. Most of the spearfisherman were more than willing to take along a freediver when they went out.

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AsahiToro

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Thanks James,

I'll check into that club. I'd like to do some spearfishing as well so that may workout just right.

Scott
 

OceanSwimmer

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Hi Scott, I'm not a Florida resident, but I found a site that is quite active as far as freediver/spearos. Give it a try (the site has been having some technical trouble for the last 24 hours, so be patient)

www.spearboard.com

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AsahiToro

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Thanks OceanSwimmer,

I'll checkout the site. Sounds like a great place to learn more. I appreciate your help,

Scott
 

cdavis

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Hi AsahiToro,

The club in St Pete is the ST Pete Underwater Club, in Tampa, the Tampa Tridents, in Clearwater, the Sunshine Fins. The St Pete club used to have some seriously good freediver spearos, probably still does. You should be able to find them all through various dive shops. JMDs right about the conditions, not real conducive to freediving at its best. However, if you can find a ride to about 25 miles off Bayport, 50-60 ft of water can be pretty scenic. Spring time is best. Good luck

Connor
 

AsahiToro

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Thanks Conner,

I didn't realize I had all of those clubs nearby. I'll check with my LDS's to find out more. I'd like to do some diving in the springs in central/north Florida as well. Maybe it's best I'm not going too deep yet. I'm all for making trips to other locations in Florida and elsewhere once my skills are sharpened more and I can handle deeper dives. Thanks again for your input,

Scott
 
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