Freedive computers – also referred to as spearfishing watches – are a fantastic accessory to have in your toolkit.
Here at Dive Warehouse, we offer a curated range of freedive computers that you can use to improve your diving experience and remain safe in the water.
Let’s take a look at the importance of spearfishing watches in a little more detail.Read more [+]
What do spearfishing watches do?
Spearfishing watches improve your dive experience in a number of ways by automatically calculating critical aspects of a dive, including the following:
Surface interval times
Overall dive time
Time and date
You can use this information to monitor your performance and ensure you are diving safely.
Why are freedive computers essential?
At first, it might seem like freedive computers are a luxury accessory for those that enjoy analysing their dive performance. In fact, many divers and spearfishers with limited knowledge on breath hold training think, ‘I have a regular watch to keep track of the time, so why would I need a spearfishing watch?’
The reality is, freedive watches are an invaluable tool for any committed spear fisher. And once you learn a little bit more about the way the body works when retaining the breath, you’ll see why. Let’s dig a little deeper.
How a spearfishing watch keeps you safe
When you hold your breath, your body produces carbon dioxide (CO2). The longer you retain it, the more CO2 you produce. Your body doesn’t do well with high quantities of CO2, and if you only have very short surface intervals – that is, the time between your dives – your body doesn’t have the time to release the CO2. When you hold your breath again, the CO2 continues to build up.
High CO2 levels could induce a potential shallow water blackout, which basically means you become unconscious underwater. No diver wants this.
Your freedive watch will help you avoid these kinds of disasters by tracking and displaying your surface intervals. That way, you can be sure your body has adequate time to release any CO2 build up.
This feature is certainly one of the most important offered by freedive watches.
Finding the right spearfishing watch for your needs
When shopping for spearfishing watches online, it can be tricking to find a model that meets your specific requirements. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
Cost. Budget is always a contributing factor when making a purchasing decision.
Features and functionalities. What, specifically, are you looking to track? Some watches allow you to upload your data onto your computer, too.
Durability. Dive watches are built to withstand the harsh conditions of freediving and spearfishing, such as salt water, pressure, and abrasions.
Shop freediving computers at Dive Warehouse today
Put your safety first and improve your dive performance with a high-quality freediving computer today. If you have any questions about our products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly, knowledgeable team on 07 5531 6511.