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co Kerry freedive/ spearfishing

mox1968

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Sep 8, 2008
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south west ireland
Hi ,

I live in Co Kerry and am looking to see if anyone would be interested in trying out freediving/ spearfishing from the area. I am a blow in from Scotland and surf fairly regularly and have a PADI open water qualification.
have not really any freediving or spearfishing experience but looking to see if there are any like minded individuals interested in having a go or whether there are any clubs or experienced people in the area??
 

mox1968

Well-Known Member
Sep 8, 2008
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south west ireland
really????
Nobody at all !!!!! It amazes me that kerry with some of the most beautiful coastline in Europe , great surf etc and hardly anyone is into water sports here !!!
 

bombadil

Active Member
Aug 8, 2013
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Cork/Iraland
Hi.
All the spearos I know are using Facebook mostly. There are few guys living in Kerry, and I think you can easily join them in the water. There is a Spanish guy, former competition team member, who could give you some spearfishing lessons and he’s running an online spearfishing shop as well...
“Spearfishing and angling in Ireland”
Call them asap, as we have extremely good water conditions so far, and it’s not common even in summer...
 

barrytl

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Mar 20, 2019
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Cork, Ireland
Anyone train or dive down by West Cork direction? Just came home after a year in NZ, after getting hooked into the diving and spearfishing, would love to find someone to buddy with for the summer months.
 

bobdonny

Fighting Irish
Mar 16, 2010
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Cork, Ireland
Hey folks, I'm in East cork but go to a few spots in West cork sporadically, would like to go more frequently, have you started?
 

mox1968

Well-Known Member
Sep 8, 2008
13
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south west ireland
A bit late, but I live in west cork and just got into spearfishing this summer. If you’re around, give me a shout if you’re still around!
Max
Hi Max,

Still around though havent gotten started with it really. I recently bought all the gear though , the suit and all so Im definitely going to make a go of it next season. Covid etc has put a block on anything this year. Give me a shout for coming season and I will be up for a meet up.
 

up_there_the_last

New Member
Jul 18, 2020
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West Cork Ireland
Hi Max,

Still around though havent gotten started with it really. I recently bought all the gear though , the suit and all so Im definitely going to make a go of it next season. Covid etc has put a block on anything this year. Give me a shout for coming season and I will be up for a meet up.
Grand!
Sounds good. I’m close to the water so might try a couple of winter dives when I get gear. Looking forward to a meet up. Any recommendations on good suits?
Max
 

bombadil

Active Member
Aug 8, 2013
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43
Cork/Iraland
7mm top and 5mm pants are good all year round.
I’m using Epsealon, and as the size suits me well, I’m happy with it.
subandcast.com is the website where most of us order our equipment.
There are some chance to get some fish during winter as well.:)
 
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up_there_the_last

New Member
Jul 18, 2020
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West Cork Ireland
Amazing. Is it stupid to go in for a polo sub? I'm a big fan of buying good and buying once! But also I'm yet to spear a good fish so perhaps I need to earn it! Also, 5mm vs 7mm, someone else reccomended 5mm for all year down here...
Perhaps we could get a West Cork pint on in December and hatch a plan if there are a few heads down this way??
Max
 

mox1968

Well-Known Member
Sep 8, 2008
13
1
88
south west ireland
Amazing. Is it stupid to go in for a polo sub? I'm a big fan of buying good and buying once! But also I'm yet to spear a good fish so perhaps I need to earn it! Also, 5mm vs 7mm, someone else reccomended 5mm for all year down here...
Perhaps we could get a West Cork pint on in December and hatch a plan if there are a few heads down this way??
Max
We,ll need to see if this lockdown allows for a car journey !!!!!
 

HannahJ

New Member
Feb 22, 2021
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Cork, Ireland
Anyone train or dive down by West Cork direction? Just came home after a year in NZ, after getting hooked into the diving and spearfishing, would love to find someone to buddy with for the summer months
How did you get on with finding a diving and spearfishing buddy? I'm just starting to get interested in freediving, and would love to find some other folks to do it with! I'm based in Cork city.
 
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