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Scotland Spearfishing Buddies

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Flashy

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Jul 9, 2017
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Hi Folks,

Are there any spearos on here living in Scotland that are looking for a dive buddy, or happy to take another one on if they've already got a group? I'm an Argyll-based freediver and have just bought my first speargun, float etc, and keen as mustard to get out on the water to use them.

Cheers

Flashy
 
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MickGla

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Hi

Whereabout are you based? I am in Glasgow. I am total noob. I have just completed gathering the gear and hoping to try it out sometime. Just need to get some contact lenses next week and should be ready to go.
 
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Flashy

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Jul 9, 2017
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Hi

Whereabout are you based? I am in Glasgow. I am total noob. I have just completed gathering the gear and hoping to try it out sometime. Just need to get some contact lenses next week and should be ready to go.
Hi Mick,

Great to hear from you. I'm in Mid Argyll, near Lochgilphead.

Are you a noob at spearfishing, or freediving in general? If the latter, I'd be able to teach you some things out on the water, but I'd highly recommend going on a freediving course beforehand if you can e.g. AIDA, from a safety perspective. Given the inherent risks of freediving (and therefore spearfishing), this could save your life or mine by knowing what to look out for and how to respond to e.g. shallow water blackout, which is a killer, and partly why the No1 rule of freediving is to never dive alone / always dive with a competent buddy. I've put some Youtube links about this below. This means that when we go out on the water, we're both prepared and can have as much fun as possible hunting :)

It looks like there might be the odd freediving club based around Glasgow / Edinburgh that might run some classes. Is this something you think you could to look into?

I'll DM you with my details etc.





 
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MickGla

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Yeah I was thinking freediving course would be a good idea. I need to check if there is anything available in the area.
I am new to spearfishing. I did some snorkeling but never went deeper than 6m. I red/watch plenty material about shallow water blackout and I can admit that it is scary thing.
 
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