The Mares Ultimate Spearfishing Package

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The Mares Ultimate Spearfishing Package
  • Viper Pro 1m
  • Viper Pro 1.1m
  • Viper Pro 1.2m
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  • X-Large
  • 39/40 (US 6-7)
  • 41/42 (US 7-8)
  • 43/44 (US 8.5-9.5)
  • 45/46 (US 10-11)
  • 47/48 (US 12-13)
  • Small (US 5-6)
  • Medium (US 7-8)
  • Large (US 9-10)
  • X-Large (US 11-12)
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RRP $1444.00 $1219.00 AUD. INC GST

The Mares Ultimate Spearfishing Package Product Description

 

The Mares Ultimate spearfishing package is a pack that we have put together here at Dive Warehouse that includes all of the gear that you need to get started. It includes a mask, snorkel, fins and speargun. Wetsuit, gloves, socks, weight belt, knife and gun bag as well as a float with line. Purchasing a spearfishing pack allows you to get everything you need to get started with out having to think about it too much. We have put the pack together for spearfishing enthusiasts and below is a break down of each item that you will receive in this package including brand and information. 

 

The Mask

 

The Mares Viper mask is a specifically designed mask for spearfishing and freediving as it is a super low volume fit and is made with a 100% black silicone.  The black silicone tunnels your vision which gives you a more focused line of sight so spearfisherman and photographers will choose this mask. When doing the above sports, you are concentrating on the single item, whether you are about to spear a fish or take that single photo of a small nudibranch, you do not need to be distracted with anything else. Scuba divers will often opt for black silicone also, however, clear silicone is better for letting more light in when diving and snorkeling. The Mares viper has 2 very small tempered glass lenses which allow better vision and perception of distance. The side clips are super strong yet flexible so are durable. Being low volume means that there is less air inside the mask when being worn. When heading underwater, you need to equalize, this means you need to equalize the air inside your mask to prevent for mask squeeze. When on scuba diving, this is easier as we have spare air to use from our tanks, however when spear fishing, you are on breathe hold so you need less air in your mask so you don't use up too much breathe equalizing. This is why the spearfishing masks are low volume. 

 

The Snorkel

 

The Mares Pro Flex Snorkel is a specific spearfishing snorkel that is ultra flexible and highly dymanic in the water. The mouthpiece is made from 100% silicone and the barrel is a soft PU which gives ample flex when required underwater. The wide snorkel opening offers excellent ease of breathing so you will never feel short of breath. It comes with a sliding snorkel keeper that you use to connect it to your mask of choice. When spearfishing, it is preferred to not have a purge valve on the snorkel to prevent drag, this is why the Mares Flex snorkel is perfect for spearfishing.

 

The Fins

 

The Mares Razor Pro Fin is a incredibly comfortable fin to wear and use. The variable-thickness blade bends during the various phases of finning action, giving smooth blade bending action. The special design of the channels on the blade and the lateral stringers on the foot pocket make it possible to channel and increase the flow of water toward the pronounced “V” at the tip, increasing thrust and preventing the fin from slipping laterally. Its light weight and power give the Razor Pro the best name on the market today. The foot pockets are made from a soft rubber allowing you to be comfortable in the water even after hours of use. Due to being on breath hold, spearfishing and freedivers need all the power they can get to allow them go deeper quicker without using up too much air and effort. Imagine if you were using a short blade fin, you would be kicking twice as often and using up twice as much air and effort.

 

The Speargun

 

The Mares Viper Pro DS Speargun is a top quality product with all of the features that you would want to have on your gun. It comes with twin 16mm rubbers to give you the maximum amount of power that is needed when hunting larger species and has a strong 7mm spring steel shaft. The 28mm aluminium barrel is light weight yet strong and allows the gun to stay neutrally bouyance when in the water with the spear in it. It has an open muzzel design and with the "V" cut out of the handle on top, this allows you to look directly down the barrel to the tip of the spear with a clear line of sight and without any thing obstructing the shot giving you the best chance of acuracy. A very cool feature of the Mares Viper Pro DS is the reversed position stainless steel mechanism which give you a further distance to pull the rubbers back to the last notch on the shaft giving you more power than other guns. Coming with a gun bungee and a shark clip on the butt of the handle to connect your float line to, this gun also comes with a loading butt to make loading more comfortable and a stainless steel line release. Available in 3 lengths.

 

The Float

 

The Mares Tech Torpedo Float is a great buy as it is durable, covered by canvas with a inner bladder. Being inflatable, you can deflate it when not using it to store it away safely. The divers flag that it comes with is a world recognized flag to let boat owners know that you are in the water and to stay clear. Without a flag and float it can be very dangerous. The design of the Mares Tech Torpedo float allows it to be pulled along with a drag point on one end to increase glide over the water. There are Velcro attachments underneath the float to cater for a couple of weights. These weight's will keep the float in the up right position so the flag is sitting up and easily visible. A float is a important part of your spearfishing gear, this float will prevent you from loosing your gun. When rigged correctly, rope will be attached to the bottom of the gun handle, and to the float. When you shoot that fish and run out of breath, you can let go of your gun, swim to the surface and catch your breath. Then find your float...find your gun. Imagine letting go of your gun by accident....its then gone and you will never find it. This is why you NEED a float.

 

The Knife

 

The Mares Stiletto Spearfishing knife is a compact knife designed for spearfishing. It has a small 65mm coated stainless steel blade which will not rust if cleaned correctly. It has a serrated shearing edge on one side and a sharp cutting edge on the other. The soft anti-slip handle allows this knife to be held comfortably with out slipping.  Coming with a plastic durable sheath and legs straps, this can be worn on leg, arm on on your belt. This knife may be small, but it is definitely a great buy. When spearfishing, the main reason you would be carrying a knife is to kill the fish after you have caught it. As long as you know the correct way to do this, it doesn't matter how large or small the knife is as it will always do the same job. The best way to use this knife once you have caught your prey, is to place the tip of the blade directly above the head and in one sharp stab, you will hit the brain to give an instant kill. This may take a bit of practice as you will need to get the correct spot on the first time, rather than attempting this over and over again, potentially stressing the fish, which you ideally do not want to do.

 

The Wetsuit

 

The Mares Phantom Sport 35 2 Piece Wetsuit is a combination of a long sleeve hooded jacket with long john pants. This 2 piece suit is a 3.5mm thickness, but when wore together the chest is a 7mm. Perfect for all year round diving as in the warmer months you can wear the long john by itself and through the colder months you can wear both pieces. The new Blue dual camouflage design has been made for Australian waters to help blend you in to the environment. This allows you to disappear underwater and get closer to fish. The hard wearing Kevlar knee pads and non slip loading pad makes this suit one to look for when purchasing new spearfishing gear. A loading pad is on the chest area and is used to load longer guns that can not be loading on the thigh. It is a preformed cut pattern to ensure comfort and an excellent fit.

 

The Socks

 

The Mares Camo Sock is are a 3mm neoprene socks that are designed to be worn inside of full foot fins. There are a few reasons of why you would wear these and the first is for warmth. When you wear a full foot fin, they are designed to be worn without a boot and this can mean that warmth could be an issue in colder climates. The 3mm neoprene sock will fit in to the fin and keep your body heat in. Another reason you would wear these is to prevent blisters and abrasions which occur after hours of use. Finally, when you are walking from your car to the ocean, whether you are hopping down rocks or walking over coral, the Mares Camo sock will give protection on the bottoms of your feet.

 

The Gloves

 

The Mares Amara Camo Gloves are a 2mm neoprene in thickness are come in a blue camoflage material. Whether you want some extra warmth or protection against abrasions, this glove will do the job. The velcro strap ensures the glove is nice and tight around the wrist to prevent water from flooding the glove. Some divers who do not feel the cold as much as others will wear the Mares Amara glove throughout the whole year, however generally in winter a 3-5mm glove is needed. Wearing a glove is not a requirement, but it can stop or prevent any scratches or scraps from happening so at Dive Warehouse on the Gold Coast we have many other diving gloves for you to choose from. 

 

The Weight Belt

 

The Ocean Hunter marseille rubber weight belt is a extremely flexible rubber which adjusts to wetsuit compression at depth, ensuring that the buckle does not slip around the body. The roller buckle will always release on demand however will not open when knocked. Wearing a weight belt will give you that little extra help to dive below the buoyancy level, depending on what you weigh is how you determine how much weight you need. Being made from rubber, this will not twist or move when diving which will make it more comfortable for the duration. Weight is not included.

 

The Bag

 

The Mares Attack gun bag is a cylindrical bag designed for transporting spearguns. Being made of a highly-resistant material and having a padded bottom with a drain valve, this bag is a popular pick. The large side opening allows you to easily place your guns in and out of it. Coming with a carry handle and two straps for transport, you can take it anywhere with ease. It is also large enough to hold a large-diameter rigid tube for when you need that additional protection for shafts and guns. Travelling with spearguns is something that people think is too hard, but when you have a good quality bag, life is easier.

 

Product Features

 

  • Mares Viper Mask
  • Mares Pro flex snorkel
  • Mares Razor Pro Fins
  • Mares Viper DS Speargun
  • Mares Tech Torpedo float
  • Mares Stiletto Knife
  • Mares Phantom Wetsuit
  • Mares Camo Gloves
  • Mares Camo Socks
  • Ocean Hunter Weight Belt
  • Mares Attack Gun Bag

 

Size

 

  • Wetsuit - Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
  • Gun Length - 90cm, 100cm,110cm, 120cm
  • Fin - 39/40, 41/42, 43/44, 45/46, 47/48 
  • Socks - Small (6-7us), Medium (8-9us), Large(10-11us), X-Large (12-13us)
  • Glove - Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Bag Dimensions - 175cm x 20cm

 

Care Instructions

 

  • Rinse every item throughly in fresh water after every use to remove salt water and sand
  • Do not use chemicals to clean
  • Do not leave in direct sunlight
  • Lay wetsuit flat to dry
  • Remove spear when cleaning and dry before storing
  • Keep in a dry safe place
  • Do not load speargun out of water
  • Do not rely on the safety catch

 


 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Do I need a license to buy a speargun?

 

You do not need a license to purchase a speargun, however you may need a fishing license depending on which state you are in. In Queensland you do not need a fishing license.

 

How do I load my speargun?

 

The best place to load your spear gun is on your hip. Place the butt of the gun on your hip, lean over the gun to grab the rubber with palms facing upwards and pull with one swift movement towards you to hook the bridle on to the spear notch. If you can not reach the rubber (usually on 1.2m +) you will need to load the gun from your chest. Simply grab one side of the rubber with 1 hand whilst placing your other hand on the butt of the gun. As you start to pull the rubber towards you, push with the hand on the gun until you can slide the butt of the gun in to your chest and then grab the rubber with both hands and finish the load.

 

Where can I go spearfishing on the Gold Coast?

 

On the Gold Coast, you will need to stay out of all of the rivers and the broadwater. Stick to the headlands and ocean. There are fines if you get caught where you should not be and your gear can be confiscated. 

 

What length is best for me?

 

The best length of speargun for you depends on where you are spearfishing. If you are in shallow reef waters then a shorter gun from 50cm -110cm is perfect. If you are in deep open waters then 110cm - 140cm is perfect.

 

Can I shoot the gun out of water?

 

No, this is dangerous and all spearguns are to be used in water only. 

 

How do I stop the mask from fogging up?

 

Check out our how to prevent a mask from fogging blog. 

 

How do I clean the gear?

 

After every use, give everything a througher clean in fresh water to remove all salt, sand or chlorine. The better the clean, the longer the set will last. Store it away once dry somewhere dry and out of the elements including the sun.

 

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