The Adreno Spearfishing 101 series covers topics that assist beginner spearos in learning the tricks and tools of the trade, (and to give a few tips and refreshers to more experienced spearos as well)! The series is 25 episodes, you can watch all the episodes below or on our YouTube channel!
Episode 25: Why You Should Spearfish (101 Series Finale)
In the final episode of the series we’ll be talking about why you should spearfish (the skills you learn, the sense of achievement you gain, the exercise, and the great times with mates).
So get out there, have fun, bag some fish, take some photos, make some memories, and link the series friend to a friend you want to convert into a diving buddy! (We’ve got 25 episodes to teach them everything they need to know).
Episode 24: The Most Dangerous Thing In The Ocean: Boats
This week we're talking about the most dangerous creature in the ocean.….BOATS! We'll be guiding you through you through some protocols to help you avoid nasty accidents when you’re diving around boats, tools that minimise injuries, the danger of the jetski, safety tips for captains, and how to decide whether to cross a bar!
Episode 23 - Diving Blackouts & Safety Systems Pt. 2
This week on the 101 series Wayne is breaking down shallow water blackouts and how to stay safe as you start diving deeper! We’ll explore the facts & fictions of hyperventilation, why the samba is a dance you want to avoid (and how to spot one), and how drilling safety systems saved a life while diving shipwrecks!
Episode 22: Diving Blackouts & Safety Systems Pt. 1
This week on the 101 series we’re talking diving blackouts and the best ways to avoid them…with diving buddies & safety systems! We’ll be covering how to look out for your diving buddy, how to spot & respond to potential hazards, how far you should push yourself in the water, training to understand the cues your body gives you, and changing your safety systems depending on conditions.
This week on the 101 series we’re diving deep into weight vests! A great solution for effortless duck dives and counteracting the buoyancy of your lungs, but there’s some important things you need to know when strapping one on!
Having trouble choosing the right weight for your dives? It might be time for a deep dive on weight belts! This week we’re going over the pro’s and cons of webbing vs rubber weight belts, quick release systems vs traditional buckles, and what factors are going to affect how much weight you should throw around your waist!
This week on the 101 series we're talking about the form and function of high quality diving fins! We’ll go over the pro’s and cons of plastic, fibreglass, and carbon fibre fins, as well correct kicking technique, and how to prevent damage to your feet so you can spend more time in the water.
Ever had a close call with a dangerous critter out diving? This week on the 101 series we’re covering how to handle yourself around animals that can pose a threat - everything from pointy crays, to inquisitive sharks, and invisible stingers.
Confused about spearfishing restrictions & regulations? This week we’re shining a light on size limits, possession limits, bag limits & zone restrictions. We’ll also point you towards some apps that will save you a bunch of time!
Want to get started spearing your local estuary? Let’s dive into it! This week we're going over everything you need to know to get started diving estuaries! The kinds of species you’ll be hunting, the best gear to use, the importance of shot placement, and how to make the tides work for you!
*Spearfishing estuaries is prohibited in some areas. Check your local regulation before heading out.
Know someone who can never manage to outsmart the humble crayfish? This week on the 101 Series we’re taking you through exactly how to take a cray! (How to spot ‘em, tips on approaching them, and the best way to grab ahold of them!)
This week we’re taking you through some hard-earned spearfishing hunting techniques! We’ll go over the best gear to use in whitewash & low visibility situations, the benefits of flicking sand, tools to draw in pelagic species, and how to turn a fish to get the best shot.
Part 12 of the Spearfishing 101 series is here! This episode were focusing on the do's and don’ts of aiming your speargun, tips on preventing bad habits, and a few golden rules - so that when the next monster swims by - you’re ready to go!
Part 11 of the spearfishing basics series is here! This week we’re talking all things polespears! Watch as we go over what polespears are, how to land fish with them, and tips on using them to ambush fish in caves!
Episode 10 - Speargun Safety Tips You Need To Know
Part 10 of the spearfishing basics series is out now! This episode breaks down speargun safety - a vital part of every spearo's skillset! Watch as we go over some tips on safety procedures, the dos and donts of operating a speargun, and red flags to look out for.
Part 6 of the Spearfishing 101 series is out now! This week we’re going to teach you some basics on increasing your breath hold so you can start lengthening your dive times. We’ll cover how to determine and record your base times, and a great exercise for expanding your capacity.
In this episode Wayne covers one of the biggest mistakes that beginner spearos make when trying to improve their breath hold - hyperventilating! We’ll discuss the science behind the breath and address some common myths.
This episode we’re taking a deep dive on a key skill for all spearos (increasing your breath hold)! We’ll outline the physiology behind the breath, the most effective trainings, as well as safety protocols to consider.
Episode 3 - Six Essential Skills To Get Started In Spearfishing
This week we’re going to take you through the 6 essential skills you’ll need to focus on throughout your career as a spearfisher! We’ll give you an overview of breath holding, equalisation, finning, diving, hunting, and safety & rescue!