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Spearfishing buddies Vancouver Island - Nanaimo

PNW_spearo

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Sep 5, 2018
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Nanaimo BC
Hey there, looking for spearfishing buddies on the island here. Relatively new at the sport but have had some good success over the past year. I do a mix of shore dives or take our dinghy out to some of the reefs around. If you're on the island and want to link up, shoot me a message!
 

Richie2320

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Mar 4, 2019
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Victoria BC Canada
I'm in the Victoria area as well guys. Also new but been practicing Static Apea almost a year now and wanting to get into Freediving! Any facebook groups for this area?
 

sprog_fish

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Jul 29, 2017
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Nanaimo, Canada
New to Nanaimo area (2 months here now) and keen to get out regularly. Keen to dive multiple times a week, even through the winter. I've been out 5 times so far, off to Nanoose area this weekend. Can't wait for the Lingcod to be back in season!

It would be good to get a group together. Any takers?
 

ShawnM

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Nov 29, 2019
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Calgary AB
Just out of curiousity, what sort of wetsuit do you guys use on the west coast? I'm in AB but would LOVE to get some spearing done in the Van/Vic area. What's the season? etc.

Would love to hear more about it!

Shawn
 

sprog_fish

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Jul 29, 2017
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Nanaimo, Canada
Having only moved here recently, I haven't figured out the season yet, but it's pretty quiet right now and there's not much you can catch on a spear. I quite like getting out regardless though, it beats Netflix. And octopus are in season all year (or they are at the moment anyway), so I'm always on the lookout for them!

I use a 7mm two piece open cell with integral hood. I'm chilly after 1 hour 20 minutes or so.

Do you dive in AB?
 

ShawnM

New Member
Nov 29, 2019
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Calgary AB
Having only moved here recently, I haven't figured out the season yet, but it's pretty quiet right now and there's not much you can catch on a spear. I quite like getting out regardless though, it beats Netflix. And octopus are in season all year (or they are at the moment anyway), so I'm always on the lookout for them!

I use a 7mm two piece open cell with integral hood. I'm chilly after 1 hour 20 minutes or so.

Do you dive in AB?
I used to scuba dive in AB but I haven't done any free-diving here yet. The water is so unbelievably cold even in the heat of summer that it's not very enjoyable for me. Additionally there isn't much chance of spearing anything in a glacial Alberta lake :) Although I suppose it could be good just for practice, training etc.
 
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