Nov 1, 2019
A dilemma is when the two choices in front of you are difficult. If you want to go spearfishing but you don’t have a dive buddy then your choices are; to dive alone or stay home.
One choice involves a higher level of risk but also the possibility of fun, solitude and all the other wonders we experience when spearfishing.
The other; less risk but a missed opportunity to spend the day out in the water.
“Your spearfishing buddy is your only true piece of safety equipment when diving”. This is as close to Gospel truth in spearfishing as it gets, so why dive alone?
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This episode is a frank chat about diving alone. Pro’s, Con’s, everything.
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MORE on the Spearfishing Dilemma
A dilemma is sometimes described as being stuck between a rock and a hard place. In spearfishing this inst just a figurative illustration though, it’s a reality especially chasing crayfish (lobster) or another hole dwelling tasty creature. And caves aren’t the only risk, not by a long shot. Let’s add shallow water blackout, boat/jetski traffic, cramp, current, sharks and all of the other less likely risks to the list. The fact is that having a buddy drastically reduces/mitigates every single one of these risks…
Let’s be honest.
Some spearfishing buddies are so shit you might as well be diving by yourself anyway.
There are other appeals to diving alone despite the greatly increased risk of doing so.
This conversation with experienced spearfisherman Pat Swanson is an open and candid chat about the reality of diving alone.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about it in our spearfishing community on Facebook here.
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