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Hey, I'm really keen to start spearfishing this spring/summer, I got myself a wild blue package with everything I need.Iv tried to get a mate to get some gear too so I have someone to dive with, but none are too keen. Just wondering if there is any clubs I could join or guided charters that would b good for a newb like me? Iv freedived many times for scallops ect so I'm a fairly confident snorkler. Ma b I could tag a long with someone for a shore dive. I'm 29 and based in torbay. Any advise would b much appreciated
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facebook has a number of groups that having regular trainings and dive trips bro - have a search there and welcome to the addiction
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Hay bro im in the same position .
iv just got most the gear but beed some one to go with as well im based in browns bay.
let me know if you keen.
im doing some corse with a guy from wettie
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Hi all, i am a verry new to diving and habe only really done 10 dives and shot one fish, but im struggling to find reliable spots to dive near to whakatane, was wondering if there woild be any advice available to me ?or maybe a diver willing to show me some general areas or even take me to a couple spots and teach me some things ? Any and all help is appreciated
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Best advice i can think of is SAFETY FIRST. That means - dive with a buddy, research your spots and  chose the proper equipment.
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Originally posted by spearomaniac spearomaniac wrote:

Best advice i can think of is SAFETY FIRST. That means - dive with a buddy, research your spots and  chose the proper equipment.

Absolutely, plus -- take a freediving course. Either in person or online (Adam Stern has a few online courses now). 

If you can't dive due to viz, you can also hit up the pool if you have one where you can rent a lane to get more confident and proficient diving. It'll make you calmer and more relaxed when you go spear as you've gone through the motion repeatedly. 
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