Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for an all-day Spectator 2 Spearo introductory spearfishing lesson for one (a $225 value)
- $169 for the above spearfishing lesson for two (a $450 value)
- $299 for the above spearfishing lesson for four (a $900 value)
During the five-hour Spectator 2 Spearo course, instructors impart fundamental spearfishing knowhow, teaching aquatic hunters the history, safety measures, and environmental concerns of the activity to ensure a good time. Skilled instructors not only teach students how to operate a spear and aim it at legal prey, but offer instruction for holding one’s breath for 30 seconds or more while freediving at depths of up to 20 feet. Trainees must provide their own snorkeling gear except the spear gun, or rent any necessary equipment from the shop.
Westside Dive and Tackle
When it comes to spearfishing, Westside Dive and Tackle founder Kris Tyler considers using scuba tanks as cheating. So when he suits up to spearfish, the seasoned outdoorsman plunges 20 feet below the water’s surface, holds his breath in the stillness, and waits: “You become a part of the reef or rock, and you wait for the perfect situation—for the one fish that might give you that really good shot.” A self-described “water baby,” Kris has been swimming and fishing in Hawaii and Florida since childhood. Most of all, he loves the way spearfishing enables him to connect with the underwater universe and partake in a tradition Hawaiians have enriched for generations.
In addition to his spearfishing expeditions, Mr. Tyler totes explorers to his favorite sunken wrecks and lava caverns off the coast of Oahu on scuba-diving charters, and equips them to chart their own expeditions or challenge blowfish to staring contests during scuba-diving certification.