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Free Diving from Kayak

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:26 am
by Cowboy
Hi guys and gals.

Im getting into spear fishing and want to dive from my kayak. I was wondering if anyone on here does the same and could pass on any knowledge or advice.

Re: Free Diving from Kayak

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 5:00 pm
by Kerry
Yep I do a fair bit, not too much different to free diving off a boat but I suggest that you dont try to put yr wetsuit on while on the water.
I usually just anchor the kayak but at times will two it along attached to my float line...
I have some kayak free diving vids on my utube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRchG0 ... G5e_33yhCQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Subscribe if you are keen to see more...

Re: Free Diving from Kayak

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:36 pm
by Cowboy
Cheers Kerry.

Already subscribed mate, I did not notice the diving vids.
I will have another look through your posts and study up.
Keep the posts coming mate they help get me through the crappy Naki weather.

Re: Free Diving from Kayak

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:15 am
by MikeAqua
I've done a little from a viking 2+1. Lessons learned: -

Many of the cheaper wetsuits are not made with paddling in mind. They are excellent at removing skin form the underarm area. Choose carefully.

Make sure the anchor is holding really well - I swim down the warp and dig it in.

Put a dive flag on the kayak - some boaties make a sport of passing close to kayaks ...

Re: Free Diving from Kayak

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:15 am
by Cowboy
Cheers Mike.

Yep Ive had a few run ins with boaties trying to run or tip me over. Funny bit is they seem taken aback when I confront them on shore.
Good idea about the anchor rope I will make it a habit.