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Check out these five online resources to find out more about spearfishing

Ready to give spearfishing a try? After you check you local regulations to make sure it’s permitted in your area, these are the online sources that world-record holder Brad Loehr recommends you should consult for how to get started. Good luck down there!

Brad Loehr hoists his world-record pike

1. Spearfishingworld.com

Managed by “the most complete dive center in South Florida for everyone from the beginning to the expert diver,” this is a good resource for anyone looking to buy the latest spearfishing gear. Meanwhile, the site also provides information on fish identification, industry news, and even fun trivia. Newbies will appreciate its how-to section, which includes features on how to choose the right speargun, how to choose the right wetsuit, how to choose the right fins and more.

2. Spearboard.com

Billed as the world’s largest spearfishing, diving and boating social media forum, spearboard is an online discussion site divided up into myriad categories from spearfishing regulations to gear to recipes. It’s a good place for those new to the sport to ask questions, and have them answered by experienced spear fishermen.

3. DeeperBlue

DeeperBlue covers scuba diving, freediving, spearfishing and travel. It features articles and daily news on diving, an active forum, and has a large social media presence. A good place to check out for advice, information or gear guides.

4. Benthic Ocean Sports

With an online selection of quality gear from the best brands in the industry, Benthic Ocean Sports is “the first and only freedive specific spearfishing shop on the Florida Panhandle.” It is a good place to go to research the gear that you need to get started in spearfishing. While the company ships to Canada and around the world, expect to pay a pretty penny for shipping.

5. Neptonics

The online shop for one of the largest spearfishing stores in the world, Neptonics is another good place for beginners to get a sense of the gear that’s needed to get started in the sport. It claims to sell to over 60 countries worldwide with brick and mortar stores in Florida, Santa Cruz, and Long Beach, California.

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