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safety concerns while spearfishing

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Hi I am a beginner spearfisherman, and I am really curious about how you guys can dive in 10 or 20 meters of water WITHOUT FEAR????!!!
There are so many things that could go wrong: a boat passing by, sharks, moray eels, etc. Unfortunately I dive ALONE and my fear of going into deeper water prevents me from getting a nice fish. How can I overcome my fear?
 
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Hi I am a beginner spearfisherman, and I am really curious about how you guys can dive in 10 or 20 meters of water WITHOUT FEAR????!!!
There are so many things that could go wrong: a boat passing by, sharks, moray eels, etc. Unfortunately I dive ALONE and my fear of going into deeper water prevents me from getting a nice fish. How can I overcome my fear?
Definitely, definitely, find someone to dive with and itll not only make you a better diver because youll be able to relax and find your potential, but itll also keep you alive. When i was starting out my original dive buddy stopped and i was diving alone, but when i found a new one my game dramatically improved, as for how you do it, you just tackle each problem 1 at a time, choose a good low traffic spot, always ne aware of how you act in the water and ate aware of your surroundings etc.. also for boats you can hear them from so far most of the time its easy to know when theyre coming
 
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Also, you dont always need to dive deep for awsome fish, just have to put time into studying your area and times of season and you can make better opportunities to find good fish closer
 
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Agreed, you don't have to deep to catch decent fish. And, yes, if you go deep best to go with a buddy, and probably best if you are both trained on how to do it and how deal with rescue situations that may occur ;)

Btw I usually dive alone but choose my locations and depths accordingly. Also, give your body time to adapt on a given day and within the season. ;)
 
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Definitely, definitely, find someone to dive with and itll not only make you a better diver because youll be able to relax and find your potential, but itll also keep you alive. When i was starting out my original dive buddy stopped and i was diving alone, but when i found a new one my game dramatically improved, as for how you do it, you just tackle each problem 1 at a time, choose a good low traffic spot, always ne aware of how you act in the water and ate aware of your surroundings etc.. also for boats you can hear them from so far most of the time its easy to know when theyre coming
Thanks for the advice.
 
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No problem, maybe try taking a freedive course and thatll help you network and find some buddies to dive with, or even put a message here for one, thats how i linked up with mine
 
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