I have been considering taking up spearfishing and have spent a good deal of time reading forums, articles, etc. and am almost ready to try it. I live in the San Diego area and from what I have read it seems to be a good spot. Tentatively I have settled on the Sporasub Aspic 75mm. Any thoughts on this particular gun? I haven't found a good pair of inexpensive fins so any suggestion is welcomed. I am hesistant to hit the water the first time by myself but may not have an option. A little about myself; I am a grad student at UCSD and am into big and small game hunting, metalwork (machining and welding), gunsmithing, bladesmithing. I could certainly make my own spear tips, shafts, and knives. I love challenges and am up for this one. My determination is off the scale (I got my first deer last November by myself, on public land, and hiked 17 miles that day).