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monofin & spearfishing , OK ?

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Monofin Addict
Nov 8, 2001
hello everybody,

I am in finswimming club for two years and doing some competitions.
I also spearfish during the holidays.
I have tried to use my monofin but it seems to be to difficult
- my wetsuit is 5mn, not good for stretching the arms above your head
- the weightblet not helpful for dolphin movement
- the gun in the hand doesn't help for hydrodynamic position
- frightened to hit the monofin on a rock
- not to quick to change direction when following fishes
- not helpful when loading big guns
In fact, i prefer using bi-fins for spearfishing
should i try again to gain more experiences
Have you ever tried monofin for spearfishing (for freediving it' s perfect)

thanks a lot


Just visiting...
Aug 26, 2001
interesting topic


this was actually an interesting topic in this post:

the technical spearfishing i do won't allow a mono palme. although, i think there maybe a few types of spearfishing that might be able to accomodate one.

i think our questions could be better researched knowing whether or not mermaids were vegetarians. :D

bon chance,


Spearfisherman ;=- --->
Sep 14, 2001
I know of a Romanian guy who does this, but I think it's more of a "Drop on a mark - go deep - shoot your fish, come back up" kind of affair instead of a "dive into holes and amongst rocks and crags affair" if that makes any sense.....

I need liability insurance just to do constant weight with a monofin, they give me a line about 100ft away from everyone else (i'm getting better though) in case I take go off course and butt anyone :) So I cant imagine going spearing with a monofin!

Horses for courses i spose....

Jason DeGraff

New Member
Dec 4, 2001
Mono not so goodo

I tried a bit of spearfishing with a monofin in Kona but ended up with the same results as you . My initial thought was I could chase the fish and go deeper . It doesn't really work like that hunting . I found my best hunting at very slow speed or stopped at the point of firing on the fish . Many times I'm crouched on the bottom which might damage the monofin . I'll actually curl up in the rocks and try to hide from a fish . The fish will come in to investigate and presto ! Dinner for 2 .
So I gave up on the idea of hunting with that kind of a fin . Eventually I even shortened and rounded off my long blade Tigulios so that I had more manouvering room in the rocky areas . I was very happy with the results of manouverabilty over speed for hunting in 40 or less feet around rocks and coral .
Good luck ! Dive with a buddy .:cool:
Also check out a gret discussion on fins at The FREEDIVING EQUIPMENT SECTION under "Need advice on fin types" by Jasper Juul" around Dec 31, 2001 . I expanded on this discussion explaining why manouverabilty is needed around rocky areas . ;)
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