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Hello from Portsmouth New Hampshire

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Hello,

This is a bit of a late introduction. I have been freediving and spearfishing off and on for the past 5 years, first in California and now in New Hampshire. My longest dive has been 1.5 minutes and deepest only 54ft so I am certainly still a newbie. I usually dive alone (I know I know) so I don't push my dives - I just have a hard time finding buddies that are safe or serious about diving.

This year I got a boat membership but the cost coupled with the low visibility New England waters have are going to lead me to cancel it this month. Man that was an expensive experiment

I want to get serious about freediving so I plan on moving to south east Asia after COVID to go to a school and dive a lot.



Always looking for more dive buddies around the world
 
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54ft sounds pretty deep to me, the aim of spearing is to get fish not dive deep or develop an amazing bottom time. Don't push either when you are spearing alone. Shallow water blackout can be lethal and so is to be avoided, so best not to overcome all of your body's natural defences ;)

If you dive regularly and stay out for several hours each time, you bottom times will improve naturally and without any special effort. You're technique will become more polished and you will become increasingly comfortable with your situation and relax, so there is little need for conscious effort. And, if you stop diving over winter, you can start again at the start of each season :D That has been my experience.

Re. spearing alone, I like to snorkel with wife and son but I spear alone. Initially through neccessity but now through preference. Many spearos swear by the buddy system but many dive alone. I shy away from recommending it but I would not condem it.
 
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