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Old 12 May 2013, 17:24   #11
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Saw a clear plastic bottomed little rib on the beach last weekend, reckon that would be better than a mask this time of year.
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Old 13 May 2013, 04:39   #12
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Saw a clear plastic bottomed little rib on the beach last weekend, reckon that would be better than a mask this time of year.
Avon made these over the years ..I nearly ended up with one for some fun.

Whisper dont make the unforgivable error of flying an A flag when you aren't in the water ....so bloody annoying !
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We dived round the Kimmeridge/Swanage area last week, viz (underwater) was 1-2m! Temperature was 8-10 degrees!! We all wear drysuits but still only 30mins was our limit.
With scuba gear the diving community do not use spearguns, in fact generally they frown on the existence of them!
I don't see a problem with snorkelling with them tho. Selective fishing, catch what you aim for?
Good luck with the temp & viz, I'd give it a few months to warm up tho?
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Old 13 May 2013, 05:27   #14
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Bad sport, spear fishing with tanks. :-(
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Whisper,I've got a speargun here if you want to try it.

It'll save you buying one if you don't enjoy it.
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I can feel a SIB trip coming on soon out that way ...but if it involves spear guns..lets not take mine ( I dont have a good record)
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the "A" flag is the one to use here. not the red/white one.
althought you still get idiots tearing arround you even with the flag up. grrrr.
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There is someone in a very small rib who does go snorkeling just off old harry, seen him regularly through the summer, however if you do go bear in mind there is an issue with lots of other boats in that area in terms of safety, ive persoanlly seen him nearly hit a few times by jet skiers in the area, he probably doesnt realise but a lot of boaters and jet skiers do go past very near to where he snorkels and he isnt very visible, go with a someone who stays on the boat and keeps a look out would be my advice.
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I can feel a SIB trip coming on soon out that way ...but if it involves spear guns..lets not take mine ( I dont have a good record)
It's probably a better idea to take Whisper's Y class or something with a proper solid floor like a rib. You need to be standing up with something to lean on (to keep your balance, not to push the speargun into) to pull the band back on mine.
It's not that it's overly powerful, it's just a cheap speargun and while it fires ok, it's not particularly ergonomically designed for loading.
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There is someone in a very small rib who does go snorkeling just off old harry, seen him regularly through the summer, however if you do go bear in mind there is an issue with lots of other boats in that area in terms of safety, ive persoanlly seen him nearly hit a few times by jet skiers in the area, he probably doesnt realise but a lot of boaters and jet skiers do go past very near to where he snorkels and he isnt very visible, go with a someone who stays on the boat and keeps a look out would be my advice.

He's been doing that a while-I've seen it too.

Could do with a bedsheet as a flag with 'Diver down, keep clear' painted in 2 foor high letters on it up there as well as the A flag.
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