The Bahamas, a spearo's paradise! Alchemy partner & dive guide Andre Musgrove explains in glorious detail what one needs to know before embarking on such a magnificent trip. Can one use a speargun? Which are the most popular species? Trophy fish? Are there sharks around? Which are the best spearfishing spots? How can one get to those? Which local laws should one be aware of? Read, watch and find out by one of the best dive guides out there!
Because we have such a healthy population of fish in the Bahamas, that means we have a balanced ecosystem,we also have sharks. The Bahamas is the shark diving capital of the world. Tiger sharks show up, hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, bull sharks, silky sharks, mako sharks. Depending on where you are, depending on the island you are, these sharks can pose a problem. If you're spearfishing in a spot that has a lot of sharks you're going to attract them, it's just a part of the game basically, you just need to have the experience and know what to do or have a proper guide with you, who knows what to do in these situations so you don't get hurt, you don't hurt other people, you don't put other people in the position to get hurt and everybody could have a good day. Sharks are only doing what they're basically born to do, they're there to find the opportunity to find food and if someone's gonna be shooting a fish and have it on the line struggling and they don't have to go catch that fish themselves, they're gonna take advantage of the situation, because they have to survive.
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I am out in the south on the islands in the Bahamas and we are going spearfishing during this quarantine time, to go get some protein, get some fish on the boat. We went out on this rocky flat bottom, I dove down to sixty five feet of water and I saw a fish trap down the bottom, like an old fish trap, all broken up. I was looking around and I was gonna bounce to come right back up, when I realized there's nothing in there, but I decided to hang out to the bottom and just look around, just in case anything came my way. And right when I decided to go, I saw the shape of a mutton snapper coming towards me. This is rare for me to see personally. Mutton is usually a fish you track down or catch up to shoot. So, the moment it turned broadside I took the shot, it was a good shot to the head but it didn't kill him directly. It was a pretty big sized mutton!