If you know how to swim, you might feel tempted to jump into the water and start immediately, but you should not underestimate spearfishing.
It requires training, knowledge, and skill. You even need a fishing license.
1. Join and Complete a Spearfishing Course
You can expect to gain expert knowledge about how to take care of your diving gear, how to identify fish, how to operate a speargun and the safety guidelines.
2. Secure a Fishing License
This list of states requires you to get your license: – California – Hawaii – Florida – North Carolina – Oregon – Texas
3. Join a Club or Organization
A spearfishing club organizes social events for its members and assists with lessons on licenses. You can expect to fork over anywhere from $25 to $40 for an entire year.
4. Get the Right Spearfishing Gear
If you are an experienced diver, you should have most of the equipment you’ll need, but there is still the hunting aspect to consider.
Find a Spearfishing Buddy
Diving of any kind can be dangerous, even for professionals. If anything goes out of your hand, your spearfishing buddy can provide immediate help.