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Last Updated: January 11, 2024

Spearfishing - Tips from Professionals

Looking for some history or tips from professionals?

We've put together a list of the top rated books on spearfishing. Some of the topics covered include insider tips and spearfishing techniques. 


All of the books below are rated 4 stars and above by Amazon customers.

Click on the title below to take you directly to the summary of the Free Diving book, or keep scrolling to see them all.

Catching the Spear-it! The ABC's of Spearfishing

Catching the Spear It! The ABCs of Spearfishing

This book has over 100 pages of spearfishing tips and stories. You will never forget the 3 R's and 4 S's of spearfishing. There's a great comprehensive section on spear guns and their components.

This is a must-read for underwater hunters including free divers and scuba divers. There is even step-by-step picture instructions on how to fillet a fish!

Catching the Bug - Second Edition - 
The Comprehensive Guide to Catching Spiny Lobster

Catching the Bug - Second Edition -  The Comprehensive Guide to Catching Spiny Lobster

Catching the Bug-second edition is the comprehensive guide to catching the spiny lobster. This second edition has updated information and has been redesigned in an easier-to-read format with many more Jim Chiefy stories.

There are new photos along with additional chapters including "Chiefy Goes Global". This provides world-wide lobster information. It's formatted in the same helpful three sections as the previous version - Find, Catch and Eat the Lobster.

Last of the Blue Water Hunters, Revised

Last of the Blue Water Hunters

Carlos Eyles became deeply connected to the ocean world as a child growing up in Hawaii. His life, first as a free diving big game spear fisherman and now as an underwater photographer, has covered much of the planet's oceans and seas - a lifetime journey, which has paralleled the decline of the ocean's great wealth.

Carlos has written eight books and countless articles about his experiences. He recently returned to Hawaii to live and teach free diving.

This is not technical "how to" spearfishing book. It has many interesting stories and reinforces the sustainable ethos that hopefully is becoming more accepted by users of the ocean.

99 Tips To Get Better At Spearfishing: Actionable Information to Improve Your Spearfishing

99 Tips To Get Better At Spearfishing

This book has 5 out of 5 star feedback from 100% of its reviews on Amazon!
The best of Noob Spearo's Expert Interviews in a Book!

From the Authors:
"For every spearo there are issues to overcome. From equalizing problems and poor breath-hold to finding the good places to go spearfishing. This guide contains some of the best advice we have learned to overcome these issues and continue to get better as spearo's."

The tips deal with things such as:

  • How to find good places to go spearfishing
  • How to increase your bottom time
  • Improve your spearfishing hunting technique
  • Overcome common difficulties such as cramp, seasickness, and equalizing
  • How to find a mentor, dive buddies and get involved in competitions
  • Tips for how to be effective at shore & boat diving
  • Bluewater hunting and more

Underwater Foraging - Freediving for food

An instructional guide to freediving, sustainable marine foraging and spearfishing

Underwater foraging - Freediving for food

This is a book of three parts; Freediving manual, sustainable marine foraging guide and introduction to sustainable and ethical spearfishing.

Written in plain English and avoiding confusing technical jargon wherever possible, let this book become your guide to the beautiful underwater realm of the breath-hold diver and forager.

In this full colour, large format (8.5"x 11") publication by master free diving instructor and expert marine forager Ian Donald, you will be taken step-by-step on how to free dive, forage for marine foods and spearfish, all with sustainability in mind.

The Helldivers' Rodeo: A Deadly, Extreme, Scuba-Diving, Spear Fishing Adventure Amid the Offshore Oil-Platforms in the Murky Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

The Helldivers Rodeo

The Helldivers' Rodeo is a highly entertaining read following the adventures of a group of New Orleans-based middle-aged crazies whose idea of 'sport' is hunting dangerous fish near offshore oil rigs and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

These man made structures man made structures draw massive numbers of big fish that rival nature's reefs.

4.7/5 - (4 votes)

About the Author

Sharon McKenzie

Sharon McKenzie is an Advanced Certified Scuba Diver who loves to explore the ocean depths. She is an advocate for marine and eco conservation, promoting sustainable products. In her free time, Sharon also enjoys paddleboarding and snorkeling. She has two upcoming diving expeditions to Bali and the Great Barrier Reef, which are destinations she has always wanted to explore.

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  • Thanks for the list:) Some great spearfishing books in here. I love Last of the Blue Water Hunters by Carlos Eyles that guys writing is sensational. Cheers for listing my book ’99 Tips to get Better at Spearfishing’ it’s now available as an audiobook as well if people don’t like reading. Keep up the awesome posts! Shrek

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