Originally Posted by psychobilly
I believe that spearfishing at night here in P.R is a very common practice. But I must say that the people who do it do so mostly from shore, they don't go that deep, probably 10-20 feet and it's mostly like core said collecting langostinos(the small lobsters he was talking about)and other stuff like octopus,conch,stone crabs etc. So I would say the spearing is incidental and carrying the gun more like a mental thing (protection). At least that's the way most guys I know do it. I done it many times myself with other guys and a few alone but I admit it's kind of creepy.
You got it psyco. But i use the gun to get some parrotfish and snappers that are sleeping sometimes in holes. The other ones you can get them with a knive if need to. they dont move at all. like i said is a very very small gun. id dont bother to carry it loaded most of the time. The most common practice is that of 8' to 15 feet.But i go to San Juan and Vega Alta and the average in my favorite spots go from 20 to 30 feet, at the bottom. the rocks go as high as 5 to 8 feet on top of the rocks. the deep ones i have done 2 of them were in parguera in a 50 foot reef. and in Isla de Mona. At 35 feet. but visibility was incredible. and we have at least 6 guys with strong lights. it looks like a ball park out there. We ended up close to the reef at Monas island and we manage to capture at least 40+ langostinos. in 2 hours and a half. I got a picture i will load later, I caught like 20 in 2 hours, pretty tasty little bugs. and lots of them can feed a lot of people.. and some octopus. I remember because that is the first time a Moray eel. a big one broke my fish bag trying to eat the octopus i got in there. and he was about 2 inches from my right leg and i didnt saw it
. that was really scary. And you right is kind of creepy. Now NO low volume mask for this type of dive. you really want as much view as possible. I still remember getting stung by the damn little bugs(little spinny lobsters) dont know there real name in english sorry, all the time. in my legs trough the suit ouch. OHHH the memories