Discussion in '☋ Diving and Marine Life ☋' started by SurfinUSA, Oct 30, 2009.
Factory made, homemade? If not here where?
Being totally against this kind of "sport" I hope you won't find them here.
But I know from experience (I see them here practicing that noble "sport") that that is only wishful thinking.
I eat my fish bought at the market place and even don't take anything from the environment I do so much love for my diving.
But I know.......we are not all the same :p
We call speargun "pana" here but I have never seen any store selling this. I think our local guys who use "pana" are using home-made spears.
You can buy them here! The problem is where will you use them as most of the coastline are sanctuary's.Probably most dive shops would not rent you a tank if they know you are spearfishing. Technically by Filipino law if you are caught spearfishing while using Self Contained Underwater Breathing Appuratus (Scuba) all equipment may be confiscated
visit OPSIMAS store, they have spears for day/night hunts and optional tips
Jellyfish, I presume that killing a fish you will or intend to eat is acceptable ?
In which case it is not sport for the fun of it, Am I right ?
The fish I eat is killed, so I do accept that. But no need for me as a DIVER to kill a fish.
I am only there to watch the beautiful things and creatures and don't want to kill any of that.
Of course I know that what I do eat has been killed, but that's for those fisherman's existence.
Some call this hypocritical, but let them think so.
A good acquaintance once asked me to record him on my underwater video camera while spearfishing as scuba-diver. I told him even not to dive with him when doing that.
I have my principles as a visitor to the underwater world.
But again, I don't turn my back to spear fishers and keep talking with them :D
I know that another forum member (I regard him as a friend) does spearfishing as his big passion.
I don't support that, but at least he does not sell the fishes he kills but consumes them himself.
I saw those trophy pictures with the biggest fish speared ......
You can guess I think what goes on in my mind then
I teached divers to respect all they see and not to damage that environment.
In the club I was instructor for many years you were expelled as member if you practised that "nobel" sport.
Question of principles indeed.
That's fair comment Jellyfish,I respect your principles.
I don't agree with killing of any creature for the sake of it.
Thanks India-One I'll check it out.
So hook and line fishing is out as well jellyfish?
There's a lot of things I'd like to see stop or change but I don't infect everyone's threads with my views of a perfect world.