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so some proper answers arrived before i replied. 

where did this happen by the way 



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In that case he was either clueless, a dick, or (most likely) a little bit of both.
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north kawau channel...

he did have a float, but even that would have been impossible for his spotter to see for several minutes...

i understand that the diver can't see what's above him - unless he looks! - but we were in pretty close, and he was basically swimming directly up-current - so, given where he got in, and what little room he had, common sense would surely mean he knew he would get close to us sooner or later, and that he was in our trail...

so, there's a code of conduct on the nz spearfishing site http://www.spearfishingnz.co.nz/#!code-of-conduct/ck5x - would appear he was in breach of this...

i should mention that he pulled in 3 colossal kings! so, we didn't need to ask what was under our boat, and good on him... but somewhat like underarm blowing really... 

thankfully, we went on to hit quota and were putting mid 30cms snaps back in, so left with smiles... gonna pay more attention to taking some kingie gear next time though! "fish your feet" as the kingie experts seem to say

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Originally posted by BassTech BassTech wrote:

he pulled in 3 colossal kings!
 
Legal, but you'll be hard pressed to find anybody on here who thinks it's cool to shoot 3 kings.
 
Though a guy on SCUBA is a 'spearo' in that he has a speargun, he's unlikely to be part of the freediving spearo community that's published the code of conduct.
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it seems to be common with tank divers to take the limit, i guess they don't get out as much. 

a colleague went out diving with some mates, (scuba) and came back saying that they were out for 2 hours and came back with over 30 Crays. 

I asked why take so many crays? the answer was, they took their limit. 


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Colossal Kingies round Kawau you say? where about where you exactly ;) round challenger i expect?

Sounds like a dick move to me. People need to start to respect the ocean and others who partake in it. Definitely (if you can) have them up about it as they drift past, hopefully they will learn something and think twice next time. Sounds very unsafe if you happened to be unaware he was there and decided to boat off quickly because another boat was cramping your style - could have hit the diver and did some damage to your prop on those tanks. Good on you for being aware and safe - 
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Challenger on the south side, yeah? - this was north channel...

Words were definitely exchanged... several times... I believe a cast may have gone slightly astray at one point too.

I do of course have the name of the boat, and a good description. I'll see if anyone else witnesses the same behaviour in the coming weeks...
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I'd be surprised if anyone on this forum used tanks while spearfishing...
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I confess that I have knifed 2 flounder on tanks. Just coz I can. And they deserve it for lying around all the time.
      
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This would have been covered before but ive browsed back 20 pages and couldnt find much.

Im after a new wetsuit. Normally i'd ask the retailer but because they all stock and sell their own select brands I feel i'd get a biased answer.

All 5mm

Moray Revo $400
Moray Camo $300
Rob Allen Shadow Camo $350
Atlantis Vertex W50 $300

Any advice will go a long way.. 

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Originally posted by Billy! Billy! wrote:

This would have been covered before but ive browsed back 20 pages and couldnt find much.

Im after a new wetsuit. Normally i'd ask the retailer but because they all stock and sell their own select brands I feel i'd get a biased answer.

All 5mm

Moray Revo $400
Moray Camo $300
Rob Allen Shadow Camo $350
Atlantis Vertex W50 $300

Any advice will go a long way.. 

I made a spontaneous decision and got the Atlantis W50 on the first day of a course last year.  A great suit and I can't fault the warmth around 10 mtres - as warm as my Trident Stinger scuba suit which I used to use.  Still great condition after dozens of dives, however  I would like a knife pocket and elbow pads on my next wetsuit
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Try on as many as you can. Buy the one that fits best...
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^^^ What Troy said.  Try them on as the cut will vary between manufacturers.

Also - the Moray suits usually have knife pouches already fitted on the leg and arm so that can save some hassle / effort / $$.
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Get a scupper!
      
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^ this. A pink one that is
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I'm due for a new suit too... My Cressi has done me proud, (3 years old) but is now pretty cold in spring/autumn.  

I'm tempted by the Moray - has ample knee and elbow protection and comes with pockets already.  My boy (14) has one... it does look a bit tougher to get out of, partly because of the knee pads and partly because its seams are super heavy duty.  

No matter what I buy, I'm definitely getting a scupper fitted this time!
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Can't vouch for the others you're looking at, but I've got a 5mm Moray Revo & would definintely recommend. Even in 7 degree water down here in Dunedin I've been toasty as. The knife pockets already built in are great.

I dunno what diving you're mostly doing, but I mostly dive off the rocks, so having the extra knee & elbow protection (the extra bum padding is actually great when sitting & clambering over rocks too) is great.

& yes, the scupper was a great addition.
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Hey I'm just starting out. I'm twelve years old and am really loving my few spear fishing experiences. I've shot a few Red Moki with my Hawaiian sling but there are just those lucky fish that manage to get away. Any suggestions for spearguns???
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