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Spear buddy in DC/Bethesda MD area

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Jun 16, 2022
Hey I just moved to Bethesda and I am looking to keep active spearfishing/freediving. I am somewhat of a newbie having just got into polespearing while stationed in Okinawa last few years. I have all gear except a gun which I am looking to purchase and I have my padi adv freedive cert. any advice is greatly appreciated!

Hi there, I just moved to DC and am comfortable freediving in the 50-70ft range and am a beginner spearfisher looking to improve. Would love to find a community to practice with!
I didn't see a message. I used to practice a lot in Annapolis. But they no longer allow breath hold. I have been a couple of times to the Chinquapin pool in Alexandria which still does allow freedive. There is also an active group in Northern Virginia who have practices, but they are too far for me to regularly attend. They have a facebook group called "NoVA Freediving". Check them out.
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