Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Welcome to the Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

    • Join over 43,000+ fellow diving enthusiasts from around the world on this forum
    • Participate in and browse from over 510,000+ posts.
    • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
    • Post your own photos or view from 7,450+ user submitted images.
    • All this and much more...

    You can gain access to all this absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

Isle of Wight spearo

Sam horne

New Member
Sep 8, 2017
i'm on the island for the weekend and wondered if anyone had any advise on where to go bearing in mind the northerly winds. I'm assuming north of the island would be best?
Any advise would be appreciated.


Active Member
Jul 16, 2016
I have never been there but from looking on google maps i would personally stay away from the East of the Island because of all the ships coming out of Portsmouth and to the North is Southampton all ships will create bow waves and swell in the sea which is great for churning up food for the fish so brilliant if your fishing with a rod but not so good for a spearo as there will be less visual under the water. The West coast looks like it might be the best option.


Well-Known Member
May 18, 2013
I do not know the island as well as I would like, but if your used to the visbility on the north coast of the solent, your in for a real treat! ;) Make sure you know the tidal heights, the water can move real fast on a spring, normally taking you along the coast, however some parts of the island will have the flow heading to and away from land............ knowledge is power! :D Brochman is right, the solent is well known for bad visiblity for very good reason, the east and west extremes of the island can have exceptional vis though, I can personally vouch for this. Good luck and dive safe ;) - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing


ISSN 1469-865X | Copyright © 1996 - 2020 limited. is the World's Largest Community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing and Diving Travel.

We've been dedicated to bringing you the freshest news, features and discussions from around the underwater world since 1996.