Do you want to catch better fish? Be a safer Spearo? Then SPEAR SAFE!

Australian Spearfishing Safety Initiative



The sport of spearfishing has inherent dangers, amongst other things shallow water blackout, marine creature’s bites and stings, the danger of other boats colliding with divers, and the risk of injury or death whilst diving.

The purpose of this website is to provide a basic guide of how to spear-fish safely. The makers of this web-site are volunteers and take no responsibility for injury or death resulting from the use (or misuse) of the information contained within this Website. Participants should not rely solely on the information provided herein and understand that many outdoor activities possess inherent risks that should be carefully considered beforehand.

You should be physically fit, enjoying good health, and have sufficient expertise for participation in this sport.  Your level of fitness and experience is an essential consideration to your diving plans. You should dive within your limits at all times, protect yourself from natures elements and drink plenty of fluids to maintain your physical condition and avoid painful cramps.


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Australian Underwater Federation

A.U.F. Spearfishing

Safe Sustainable Selective Seafood

The Australian Underwater Federation (AUF) is a representative body that operates from the national to the local level and covers the sports of spearfishing, scuba diving and underwater hockey. The AUF as an organization provides rules for spearfishing competitions, record keeping, codes of conduct and importantly, representation to government and other community groups. read more>


The Guide to Spearfishing in NSW

Blackout and Samba Video

The USFA is a New South Wales spearfishing body. The association is devoted to the development, promotion and protection of Spearfishing as an ecologically sustainable method of fishing. read more>



The A.U.F.Q. is the Queensland State branch of the Australian Underwater Federation (AUF). read more>

Spearfishing N.Z.

Spearfishing New Zealand look after and reflect the interests of all spearfishers and spearfishing clubs throughout NZ. read more>

Dive Wise

Freediving Education Initiative

Dive Wise was created to answer freedive safety questions. Respected scientists and freedive professionals from around the world guide and contribute to the content on DiveWise to provide the most accurate information available. read more>


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