My Basic Spearfishing Gear

Wetsuit Underwater SpearGun

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It is very important to know! I present my own subjective opinion on how to choose equipment and gear for underwater hunting. I have done a lot of work, studying and analyzing the modern market. The basis and the main principles of product selection: are budget affordability and ease of use.

My Scuba Hunting Equipment

I’ve been underwater hunting for about four years now. My son got me into this hobby. The first time I put on my 5 mm wetsuit, diving shoes, real snorkeling fins, mask with the tube, belt, and gloves, I got tired and immediately wanted to go home. Then the first dive with a rifle. I got carsick, dizzy, very hot, and didn’t even want to take a shot. After 5 dives everything became easy and simple.

Over time I began to enjoy sailing and exploring the marine world. In the next stage – I began to study the biology of fish, hunting places, I got to experience and the first trophies. Now swimming with a crossbow gives me more emotions than just swimming on the beach.

Got my license. Learned how to take the necessary safety precautions. I watched a lot of training videos on YouTube. I want to share my knowledge and show my equipment. Give my comments and characteristics. Show how it differs from similar models. To make it easier for novice hunters to choose.

My Spearguns

General View of My Spearguns

The underwater crossbow (underwater gun) is the basic equipment for successful hunting. The right rifle allows for fewer blank shots (without hitting any fish). Useful qualities: strong arrow, powerful rubber rods, shot accuracy, durability, equipped with additional line reel, neutral buoyancy.

AB Biller 42 Special Speargun

AB Biller 42 Special Speargun

This is my third shotgun. I chose it according to the following criteria: the comfortable shape of the gun stock, the base of the gun (mahogany), easy to load, has a powerful shot (can be equipped with up to three rubber rods), good hunting for big fish, comfortable, reliable and quality, powerful arrow. The gun is for the experienced hunter who wants to experience the pleasure of hunting.

Only three disadvantages in my opinion: a little heavy when carrying it to the place of hunting, the stopper for the kevlar rope often falls off when charging – you have to spend time to adjust), expensive arrow. See my review for more information – Ab Biller 42 Speargun Review.

Shot after shot, the AB Biller 42 Speargun is the perfect weapon for any hunting big game underwater. It features a precision-milled stainless steel barrel, shaft, and handles for accuracy and reliability, as well as our patented Power Brake system for increased power and control. You’ll be hard to beat with this speargun in your arsenal.

AB Biller 42 is the most powerful speargun available on the market. It was designed for spearfishermen with the highest experience of hunting underwater. This speargun is equipped with an ultra-powerful piston gun, which shoots shafts up to 50 feet underwater. It’s not that easy to use it, but once you master it, you’ll be able to shoot down your prey with precision and accuracy.

Cressi Cherokee Open Speargun 90 cm

Cressi Cherokee Open Speargun 90 cm

A classic top gun. Time-tested, good reviews. No flaws. A little heavy and massive. The main thing is to choose the right length of line, install a spool with an extra cord, periodically sharpen the arrow, and rinse with fresh water after every hunt. A high score on all indicators.

The Cherokee is the latest in professional, underwater guns. It’s lightweight, accurate, and shoots to an impressive distance. Ideal for spearfishing or underwater hunting, the Cherokee is constructed with the best materials. With features like a stainless steel barrel and a fiberglass butt section, this gun is built to last. And don’t forget about the Cressi Cherokee’s lifetime warranty!

From the first time you see her, your heart will be captured. The Cherokee 90cm Speargun has a sleek design with balanced power and sleek beauty. You’ll find her lightweight will keep you strong and be able to go the distance. Weighing in at less than 20 pounds, this might be the most beautiful gun you’ll ever see.

Omer Cayman GI Camu 75 Speargun

Omer Cayman GI Camu 75 Speargun

My first gun. Mastered and learned it. For travel, snorkeling near the shore, and trial hunting in new places, it’s indispensable. Accurate shot of the game at a distance of 2 meters. A closed muzzle makes it easy to load the gun. Light and comfortable. Never let me down. I recommend it to all beginners. You can hunt successfully even with only an 18 mm pull. A good choice for the first dives.

The Cayman Camu 75 Spear is for divers who want an easy-to-use, hardworking tool. It’s perfect for spearfishing and collecting underwater objects. Time to get wet and wild! Get the professional underwater spear gun for some fun or hunting action. The Camu 75 is a full-size, stainless steel gun with a deluxe grip and a serrated spike on the end of the shaft. We’ve taken spearfishing to a whole new level with this gun.

My Wetsuits for Hunting

A wetsuit protects the hunter from hypothermia during the hunt (especially true for snorkeling as swimming is often up to three hours). It protects the body from cuts and bumps on rocks, makes it easier to load a diving gun.

Cressi Fisterra Spearfishing Two-Piece Wetsuit 8mm

Cressi Fisterra Spearfishing Two-Piece Wetsuits

Fisterra is designed for divers who require maximum thermal performance and comfort. This model is a durable, highly waterproof, and heat resistant combination with a jacket without zippers and high pants with overalls. Low compression neoprene LC that guarantees optimal thermal protection at the bottom thanks to its high compression resistance. The nylon outer lining is very durable, with the inner elastic X-Plush terry loop and excellent gliding, which makes it easy to put on and take off the suit. Wide anti-wear knee and elbow pads from Supratex.

Say goodbye to cold water and a long time in the water. Feel free to explore deeper than you’ve ever been able to before with our revolutionary, affordable yet high-quality Cressi Fisterra wetsuit line. Cressi Fisterra is the go-to wetsuit for cold water and a long time in the water. If you’re an avid diver or just looking for a wetsuit that will last, then look no further. Our high-quality, durable materials are guaranteed to be safe, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. The best part? No matter where you are, Cressi has a store near you!

Omer MIX 3D 3mm Wetsuit

Omer MIX 3D 3mm

Wetsuit with mimetic design, open cell on the inside and nylon on the outside. One wetsuit uses two images of different seabed views. The finishes are top-notch. The hood is equipped with a ventilation system and is partially made of neoprene with smooth leather for more comfort. Reinforced chest cushion to comfortably assist the hunter when loading long guns.

You’ll never want to dive without one of these. The Omer MIX Camouflage Spearfishing Wetsuit is the lightest and thinnest wetsuit on the market. With 3mm neoprene and a sleek design, it provides maximum flexibility and warmth while maintaining a low profile. The wetsuit’s stretch fabric means no more tugging and pulling to get in and out of it.

Get a superior 3mm wetsuit for an affordable price! Omer was designed specifically for the needs of spearfishing and snorkeling with its lightweight and thin materials. It’s built to be tested in high-pressured environments, all while being affordable. Omer is your partner in all your aquatic adventures!

Beuchat Spearfishing Wetsuit 5mm

Beuchat wetsuit 5mm is a striking new product that is sure to appeal to all divers looking for a high-performance suit with excellent value for money. The suit is already attracting attention for its athletic performance and technical qualities. With Beuchat’s spearfishing wetsuit, you can dive deeper and for longer periods of time in water up to 30°C (86°F). Designed to be thin and lightweight, this wetsuit will give you the mobility needed to dive deep and enjoy your hunt.

My Snorkeling Masks

A snorkeling mask should be first of all airtight (not leak even a little), not to fog while swimming, not to press on the face, be transparent and allow maximum visibility.

Mares X-Vision Mask Ultra Liquidskin

Mares X-Vision Mask Ultra Liquidskin

The X-Vision Ultra diving mask is made of bi-silicon with a large field of view. Winner of the Reddot Design Award. The perfect mask for fun diving. The X-Vision Ultra diving mask has a new bi-silicone face geometry that fits most face types. The face contact profile has been optimized, providing a better seal.

The nasal area has small ribs to reduce pressure and make it more comfortable to wear for longer periods of time. Gold models with mirrored lenses guarantee better light filtration. Gold version with gold mirror lenses designed to increase visibility in murky water.

The Mares X-Vision Mask is the most advanced diving mask on the market. It’s perfect for those who want to see more without compromising on comfort or safety. The X-Vision mask allows you to view more surroundings, as well as be seen easier by marine life. Its reduced drag and increased field of vision help you see better, dive deeper, and get wetter!

Dive with the best of them with the Mares X-Vision Mask. Whether you’re an experienced diver or just starting out, this revolutionary mask has it all. It boasts a curved viewport that provides you with 180° of visibility, making exploring underwater worlds easy and more enjoyable than ever before. The low volume design limits water entry to only the nose pocket, maximizing your drive time.

Cressi PANO4 DRY Snorkeling Mask Silicone Skirt Four Lens

Cressi PANO4 DRY Snorkeling Set Silicone Skirt Four Lens

The classic all-purpose mask. Cressi panoramic masks have been designed to give you excellent visibility, fit, durability, and comfort. The masks are made of soft, hypoallergenic silicone for a perfect seal. Soft nose pocket for easy alignment. Lenses are made of tempered glass for safety and easy cleaning. Buckles with buttons for easy strap length adjustment. Great for everyone, from youth to adults, for anyone who wants to feel safer while scuba diving.

The most comfortable scuba mask. Dive into the world of scuba diving without the hassle of liquid and bubbles. Cressi’s Pano4 Dry Mask is designed to enhance your experience and give you a greater degree of visibility. The silicone skirt and anatomical shape will provide comfort and fit for any face shape, while the tempered glass lens offers a crystal clear underwater view.

Poseidon ThreeDee 3D Diving Mask

Poseidon ThreeDee 3D Diving Mask

Exclusive ultralight mask with two lenses. Low volume mask suitable for most faces. Rugged frame with optical lenses. Has an ultralight polymer frame and comfortable skirt made of high-quality silicone. The side buckles rotate 45 degrees, are sturdy, and are easy to adjust.

TUSA Imprex 3D Hyperdry Mask

The Imprex 3D Hyperdry mask features TUSA’s patented Hyperdry system which allows the mask to be easily and seriously cleaned with a single exhalation. Additionally, the Imprex 3D Hyperdry includes TUSA’s patented rounded-edge skirt for greater comfort and convenience. Cleaning a mask has never been easier thanks to TUSA’s patented Hyperdry System. Simply breathe out through your nose and any water that has accumulated in your mask is forced out through a one-way purge valve. Once the mask is clear, the valve seals automatically close. The design of the mask provides a small internal volume. The mask has a wide split strap with easily adjustable buckles.

Omer Spearfishing Mask

Omer Spearfishing Mask

The mask was designed and developed as a tool for deep-sea hunting and freediving. It has an internal volume of 110 cm3. This makes it one of the smallest masks on the market. Thanks to the use of pure silicone, excellent sealing has been achieved. The nasal area is characterized by a roughened texture that is designed to improve grip when aligned. In order to obtain a good field of view despite the small size of the mask, the exact distance between the lenses and their geometry has been studied. The strap ensures that the mask always fits the face, even when the diver’s ascent rate increases.

My Snorkel Tubes

I prefer tubes with top and bottom valves, with water protection during big waves, soft mouthpiece, with rotating movable bracket, have the ability to simply attach to the mask, made of seawater resistant plastic.

Cressi Adult Diving Dry Snorkel

Cressi Adult Diving Dry Snorkel

The Supernova Dry snorkel has a unique Splash Guard on the end that greatly reduces water ingress during surface use. The float mechanism instantly closes to prevent water from getting inside the snorkel. The snorkel has a very flexible tube that reduces jaw fatigue and folds up compactly for storage.

The wider elliptical shape of the orifice increases airflow capacity for more comfortable breathing, and the purge valve provides instant clearing. The mouthpiece is made of quality silicone, Supernova Dry is designed in Italy by Cressi. The interchangeable angled mouthpiece and the corrugated tubing are made of hypoallergenic silicone for comfort and functionality. The quick-release tube holder and ergonomic shape make this tube great.

Mares Ergo Dry Snorkel Lime Black

Mares Ergo Dry Snorkel Lime Black

The Ergo Dry from Mares is designed for maximum performance and a completely dry breathing environment. The mouthpiece is made of soft rubber for greater impact resistance and water resistance, and the mouthpiece has a release valve for quick blowing. The bottom flexible tube is made of corrugated silicone for easy breathing and fits perfectly on the side of the face for superior comfort.

Omer Slalom Snorkel

Perfectly fits the head and increases hydrodynamics. The protruding parts have been reduced to facilitate movement in caves, without the risk of tying the tube to rocks. The geometry of the slalom is designed to reduce water ingress to the surface even in rough sea conditions.

My Snorkeling Fins

Requirements for fins: sporty design, strong and durable material, quick release when removed, easy attachment to the boot, smooth sole, shape for quick swimming in the ocean.

Mares Excite Pro Fins

Mares Excite Pro Fins

My basic fins. Easy to take off – put on. Allows you to swim and move around confidently in strong waves. A little heavy, but worth it. The Excite Pro diving fins have an open foot pocket and a rigid blade. Made of innovative, high-performance materials, they provide superior traction and are made of two materials. Maximum traction expression in the channel for Mares newest product, the minimum force for optimal traction at all times.

Lixada Scuba Diving Flippers

Lixada Scuba Diving Flippers

Budget flippers for beginners. Recommended for both travel and regular use. Adjustable long fins for swimming and diving. You can swim in socks or boots. This pair of comfortable swim fins will help develop leg strength and increase confidence in the water. Made of TPR material, soft and durable. An anti-slip design on the bottom of the fins can protect you from slipping and falling. Includes a mesh bag for easy carrying.

LIXADA Whale Small Short Snorkel Fins

LIXADA Whale Small Short Snorkel Fins

Whale small short fins for snorkeling and scuba diving. Diving fins with the adjustable heel. Stylish adjustable heel increases comfort. If the ocean is calm and there are no high waves, these fins are ideal for hunting. Takes up little space. The fins are the perfect combination of style and functionality.

Technisub Fins Model Caravel Blue Color

Technisub Fins Model Caravel Blue Color

Standard and easiest flippers for beginners. Comfortable. Easy to put on and take off underwater. Durable and allow any level of the angler to hunt.

My Diving Knives

A spearfishing knife is the most important element of a swimmer’s safety. You can accidentally get entangled in pieces of fishing net, old fishing line, and rope in the water, and various situations are also possible during the hunt (getting entangled in your own line connecting the arrow and the gun). The knife is also necessary for putting the caught huge fish to sleep before attaching it to the hook. The main requirements: sturdy, easy to attach to the hunter’s body, protection from corrosion, sharp sharpness of the blade, and must have a scallop saw. Knives are also needed to cut the fish into fillets and pieces for frying.

Seac Sub Knife

Seac Sub Knife Long

Promate Dive Knife KF210P Titanium

Promate Dive Knife KF210P Titanium

Fiskars Universal Utility Knife K40

Fiskars Universal Utility Knife K40

Fillet Knife

Fillet Knife

Fishing Utility Knife

Fishing Utility Knife

Crimping Fishing Line Tool

Crimping Fishing Line Plier

When the time comes to change the cord that binds the spear and gun, this tool will be required. It instantly crimps the bushings to the desired diameter, making the whole job easier.

My Snorkeling Belts

Subea SCD 120 Diving Weight Belt

The belt must fit the individual hunter’s waist size, plastic or stainless steel buckle, be quick-drying, durable, made of seawater-resistant material. Belt with buckle, developed by our teams for beginners divers. This 128 cm diving belt stands out for its length. Fits all physicists of divers and spearfishers.

My Socks and Boots for Spearfishing

It is desirable to buy diver’s boots from a well-known brand. This will guarantee the quality of the sole glue, the functionality of the zipper, a comfortable fit on the shin, there will be no allergies and excessive friction (blisters), the sole will have suction cups against slipping on the rocks, and the foot will not freeze in cold water.

Cressi Escarpines Lux 5 mm Diving Dry Boots

Cressi Escarpines Lux 5 mm Diving Dry Boots

Extremely compression-resistant 5 mm thick neoprene. Waterproof insert at the top of the cuff and inside of the flap in smooth neoprene with good adhesion. Technopolymer zipper with the new metal runner, specially designed for marine use: it is more resistant to often neglected use than this small but vital detail. Velcro insert that prevents the zipper from being unzipped so often unwanted. Thick but very flexible inserts cover the entire step and heel. New, more flexible and snug-fitting reinforced outsole with rounded profiles so as not to require overly wide underfoot.

Fish Stringer Clip for Spearfishing

Fish Stringer Clip

Caught fish can be held while swimming in a mesh bag (usually attached to a lifebuoy) or on a special clip (attached to the swimmer’s waist belt).  Fish Stringer With Quick Clip is made of stainless steel wire. Easy to open for quick release of fish. Holds large and heavy fish very well. Ideal for all types of game fish and great for holding fish on a tether. To use this stringer, you need to push the pin through the gills of the fish and remove it from the mouth or directly through the eyes of your fish and pull it out from the other side.

My Diving Gloves

Diving gloves should be thick, have slip protection, fit the size of the swimmer’s hand, and be quick-drying from the water. The thickness should be chosen depending on the temperature of the water. It is purely individual. I use thin gloves up to 3 mm, so as not to lose the sensitivity of the fingers.

Cressi Gloves Kevlar X Thermic 3mm

Cressi Gloves Kevlar X Thermic 3mm

Gloves (Neoprene 90%, Nylon 10%) made of ultra-elastic material that dries quickly. They combine elasticity with resistance to erosion and the use of previous models. The outer Ultraspan fabric does not adhere to Velcro-like it does with similar fabrics. Inside, the innovative Nano Plush Carbon fabric is truly thermal, waterproof, and antibacterial. To increase stability, it was completely covered with polyurethane stains: palm, fingers, and back.

The pattern has taken into account important details such as the depth of the fingers, the perfect closure of the wrist, and the width of the palm. The quality of the workmanship and the gluing guarantees an excellent waterproofing of the glove, despite its reduced thickness.

Diving Gloves with Subea SCD Neoprene Bottle 2 mm

Diving Gloves Subea SCD Neoprene Bottle

Developed by design teams for all divers looking for 2mm thin gloves. These 2mm neoprene dive gloves are perfect for maintaining dexterity when diving at halftime! Glove with Flatlock seams (the needle goes completely through the neoprene panel).

Multi-Flex Work Gloves

Multi-Flex Work Gloves

Sometimes you don’t have to buy expensive gloves. I often use ordinary work gloves with perforations. They are thin and hold the gun firmly, don’t slip, are durable and comfortable.

My Underwater Lights

Night swimming is a super unforgettable adventure and fun. More often than not, the waves subside at night. The fish are less afraid and come to shore. Other fish fall asleep and become quiet. Many subspecies of fish come out of hiding and caves (e.g. grouper, sea bass, octopus, cuttlefish, squid, moray eel, catalufa, and other species). And here the flashlight is the most important element of the diver.

It should shine for a long time (from two hours), have different colors (white, yellow, red, and blue), be conveniently attached to the hand, be equipped with at least three lamps, not leak up to a depth of 50 meters. It is obligatory to have a spare (emergency flashlight) with you each time you dive. I additionally leave the third flashlight on the shore to illuminate the place of exit from the water. I direct it to a big rock or a mountain. This light is visible from far away. And it is easy to return to the familiar place.

BRETT XHP50 Diving Flashlight

BRETT XHP50 Scuba Diving Flashlight

XHP50 Dive Flashlight

LED underwater diving flashlight, 100m, waterproof tactical flashlight, 8 XHP50/70, LED photographic studio light, video, photography light with red + UV. BRETT factory mainly produces diving lights and diving accessories. In order to give customers the best shopping experience, they provide a lifetime after-sales service to every customer. This flashlight can be used in water or on land. The flashlight comes with overheat protection. When the temperature is too high, the flashlight automatically switches the brightness or turns the flashlight off.

Note! Do not open the flashlight in your bag, it will burn your backpack. Use for diving, camping, fishing, climbing, night light, etc.

Features of this product:

  • The latest waterproof design circuit and pressure aprons are used for all connections, so the aprons will be in close connection with the flashlight. The aprons are more stressed and have a better waterproofing effect. In our deep test, the flashlight can work normally under 100m of water.
  • Smart Protection.
  • The product has a temperature protection system. When the temperature is too high, the flashlight automatically adjusts the brightness to protect the flashlight from damage.
  • Low voltage protection.
  • When the battery voltage is lower than 3.2 V, the flashlight will automatically turn off.

LIGHTINGVIEW Ultra Bright Underwater Light Lantern LED

LIGHTINGVIEW Ultra Bright Underwater Light Lantern LED

Sofirn SD05 Scuba Dive Flashlight Diving Light

Sofirn SD05 Scuba Dive LED Flashlight

Sofirn SD05 Scuba Dive Flashlight Diving Light

Sofirn New SD05 Scuba Dive LED Flashlight Diving Light Cree XHP50.2 Super Bright 3000lm 21700 Lamp with Magnetic Switch 3 Modes. Shockproof housing, hard light, illumination distance 200-500 meters, waterproof up to 100 meters, battery support 21700 and 18650. Reliable and easy to work with. Easy on the hand. I often use it as my main flashlight for night diving.

Shustar S-245 LED Diving Flashlight

Shustar S-245 LED Diving Flashlight

Shustar S-245 LED Diving Flashlight Super Bright P70.2 Torch Professional IPX8 Dive Lamp 150M Underwater Lantern Waterproof 26650/18650 Light

Cressi Linterna Frogman 24000

Cressi Linterna Frogman 24000

This highly successful model has earned an excellent reputation for its excellent ratio of size, performance, and reliability. Its technology allows it to retain its benefits for long periods of autonomous operation in an amazing way. Its size and beam type make it very versatile for diving, underwater fishing, or sailing in general. The combination of reinforced nylon with a stainless steel head radically differentiates it aesthetically and in terms of workmanship from other similar products. Moreover, the Frogman 24000’s efficient power management gives it a range of 3 hours in continuous mode and up to 15 hours in intermittent mode. The rotary magnetic switch isolates water from its components to increase its durability and efficiency. The elastic strap can be attached to your wrist and can withstand up to 20kg of tension before breaking.

Flashlight for Diving Shustar S-108

Flashlight for Diving Shustar S-108

The flashlight has only one lighting mode. And this is a plus. A good option for a second light source as a backup light source (for backup) in case of failure of the main flashlight. Very long battery life, which allows you to shine for up to 2 hours. Has a bright LED light that emits a super-bright spotlight while diving and fishing. The neutral white light helps you observe your target from up to 100 meters away. Easy to use: press the side magnet switch to turn it on. Made of a compact 6061 aluminum alloy body, tempered glass lens. Shockproof.

Conclusions

Use the equipment you prefer and are more comfortable to swim in. Personal preference is the main thing to enjoy hunting. Widely known brands always observe the constant quality, use modern technology and environmentally friendly materials, and are safe to hunt with.

Sergio Smirnoff
Sergio Smirnoff
Professional fisherman with 40+ years of experience.
Fishing and the ocean is a passion of my life. I am passionate about all kinds of sea fishing: fishing from the shore (spinning, float, baitcasting), from a boat, and spearfishing day and night.

I live in Tenerife (Canary Islands) for the last 10+ years and share my daily fishing experiences on my website. Many years of personal experience as a fisherman and the vast experience of my friends allow me to write professionally on any fishing topics (from choosing a flashlight and equipment to deep-sea fishing).

All of my advice is based on practical real-world experience and will be useful to both novice anglers and professionals. Read more about the author.

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Randy Brown
Randy Brown
4 days ago

This article presents equipment ranging from thick to thin wetsuits, from elite spearguns to simple crossbows, flippers professional and for snorkeling, flashlights for videotaping to ordinary waterproof. It’s like a collection from retro to modern. It was a pleasure to read it.

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Thomas Thompson
Thomas Thompson
4 days ago

Hi all. Several years ago I bought a Chinese battery-powered headlamp. It looks a little simple. But it works like a good Swiss watch. Without recharging, it can shine for 8 hours. Not once in all my fishing trips has it failed me. It was cheap. Price super quality is a good buy.

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Fishing head light for fishing