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Get Started Spearfishing Guide

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If you want to;

  • Improve breath-hold
  • Learn spearfishing hunting techniques
  • Research better techniques for everything from finning to using burley (chum)
  • Have a go at using a GoPro for the first time or learn about underwater photography
  • Make improvements to your freediving techniques
  • Overcome common (and not so common) obstacles
  • Prepare better for your next big trip

Then this Get Started Spearfishing Guide might be exactly what you are looking for.


This post contains links to many of our getting started spearfishing guide’s, articles, interviews and more. This guide is updated periodically so it might be a good idea to bookmark it.

Freediving for Spearfishing. Get Started Spearfishing Guide

Shore diving, diving from a land base. This can include;

  • Enclosed non-tidal water diving such as lakes, rivers, etc.
  • Calm tidal waters such as harbours, bays, river mouths, estuaries etc.
  • Surf prone shore diving (entering and exiting the shore through a surf-zone).

Each of these types of shore dive spearfishing share commonalities. The basics are covered in these articles.

Get Started Spearfishing Guide

Turbo getting amongst the Moreton Mackerel

Boat Diving


Blue Water Spearfishing

Levi Turbo Brown and JLow Get Started Spearfishing Guide

Left – Turbo with Estuary Cod, Right – Jamie Lough with Wahoo.

Getting Started Spearfishing Guide’s to Common Issues

Freediving, Training and Breath Hold Information


Spearfishing Equipment

Noob Spearo Spearfishing Fins

DIY Spearfishing Equipment


Roller Spearguns

Roller Power Head Conversion. Get Started Spearfishing Guide

This little Spangled Emperor made full use of the extra shooting line

Targeting Species in Spearfishing

Spearfishing Photography


GoPro For Spearfishing Guide. Spearfishing Podcast Tips for GoPro Spearfishing


Spearfishing Trips and Travel


Spearfishing Tips and Wisdom

Ciguatera Poisoning and Spearfishing


Crocs, Sharks and other scary stuff


Caring for your catch + Fish Recipes for the aspiring spearo chef

Caring for your Catch. Spearfishing

Spearfishing Competitions. Strategy, tips and more

 Spearfishing World Records

Book Reviews


Our Spearfishing Adventures



For even more actionable tips and information get your hands on ’99 Tips To Get Better At Spearfishing’. Its available on Amazon here.

99 Tips To Get Better at Spearfishing contains some of the best information we have discovered from interviews with more than 40 spearfishing experts from around the world. Buy your copy here

99 Tips To Get Better At Spearfishing Book. Spearfishing Book


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Written by Shrek


Shrek is a Brisbane based Spearo, Podcast Co-Host and Blogger. Initially experiencing the underwater world through scuba diving, the hunter gatherer orientation quickly became apparent along with the enjoyment of breath-hold diving.



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