Spearfishing is an exciting sport. If you love fishing, then this is the ultimate experience you will get. Catching a fish using a spear underwater can be challenging, yet extremely satisfying. Many people wear scuba gear for spearfishing. There are arguments for and against it.
For beginners, it is safe to wear scuba gear. It will help them to hold their breath for a long time. Also by wearing scuba gear you can dive down and look for more fish.
You can be selective about your fish and catch the one you like; instead of relying on your instinct by waiting near the surface. When you go spearfishing wearing scuba gear there is more chance that you will catch more and bigger fish.
However, there are many spearfishing sites where you will not be able to wear scuba gear when spearfishing. The reason is that it affects the underwater ecosystem. Also, people catch more and big fish, thus there is a high chance that many giant fish may become extinct. It also shows bad sportsmanship when you wear scuba gear.
There is a thrill in spearfishing without scuba gear. Then you will be able to hold your breath for a shorter time and it will add to the challenge of catching the fish. You will also not be able to go in deep water. You have to wait for the fish to come near the surface to catch it.
So, when you go spearfishing, find out if the site allows you to wear scuba gear or not. Try to practice spearfishing without the scuba gear. That way you will be able to show your real skill of spearfishing. With practice, you will be able to hold your breath for a longer time and dive deeper without the scuba gear.