We only stock spearfishing gear that has been tried and tested both here in UK waters and on our trips abroad. We choose to stock these products because we use them and feel they represent the best of what is available on the global market. For more information on these brands please take a quick look at the explanations below. As always, we urge you to do your own research to get ‘independent’ perspectives.
Our mission is to offer you the very best spearfishing gear while never compromising on quality regardless of the price consequences. We will never offer a product for sale that we don’t personally use ourselves and our promise is to never sell something purely because we feel it has a strong market potential.
We sell the equipment on this site because there is something about it that we love. We use it ourselves either here in the UK or abroad on our charters and that is ultimately what drives us.
If some of these brand names are new to you, you’re probably not alone. We urge you to Google them. Read the reviews on the forums and make your own informed decision.
No other brand in the world holds as many world records as Rob Allen does and there is an obvious reason for that. Closely following behind is Riffe, king of the woodys and the master of the true giants. Looking for the ultimate monster hunting, quad banded cannon, then look no further.
We also have some incredible spearfishing specific, European brands coming through and pushing the boundaries. If you’re looking for the next innovation that isn’t just marketing hype then you have to check out what companies like Epsealon and Meandros are driving out of their factories. These are genuinely innovative solutions to tomorrows problems and it’s a breath of fresh air to be working with such forward thinkers.
Why don’t you see this gear in the scuba shops?
The typical gear you see in the scuba shops are popular around Europe because of the distribution channels via the these shops. Scuba shops have had long standing relationships with Beuchat, Cressi and Mares etc selling scuba gear, they are primarily scuba manufacturers. When they started introducing spearguns to their range it was easy for these companies to get them shelf space. More importantly they also got instant national visibility, so it’s understandable that they have a big presence.
Things have evolved now and are much better, but back in the day their guns were terrible which was why we started this shop in the first place. We were unhappy that we couldn’t easily access the brands we wanted to here in the cold, rainy UK. We were unhappy at the quality being presented to us ‘top of the range’ when we knew first hand that it wasn’t standing up to our needs.
Manufacturers like RA, Riffe, Picasso, Epsealon, Meandros etc are pure spearfishing manufacturers. That’s their sole focus instead of it being a bolt on product. However they don’t have the close relations with scuba shops and therefore often went down the sole distributor route. Instead choosing just one spearfishing focused distributor in each country. In this case many have chosen to partnered us and we’re absolutely stoked to represent them.
Do brands like Rob Allen really have more powerful spearguns than the other brands?
Yes they really do and the reason is simple but most people don’t know it. It’s to do with the rubber used for the bands. Most companies use an ‘extrusion’ manufacturing process which cures quicker but suffers because of the additives it needs to achieve this. This is a faster, cheaper process.
By comparison brands like Rob Allen use a dipping process to achieve the thickness in the same way a candle is repeated dipped to get its width. You can only use pure latex for this, the purer the better the elasticity. The result is a much more powerful elastic that degrades at a slower rate.
If you want to check what rubber you currently have then see if it’s a block colour like black throughout. You can’t dye pure latex. You can also see rings at the end of dipped rubber like you see when you cut a tree in half. That’s the true sign you have premium rubber. See our gun rubber sales page for more information on this.
Gun handles and firing mechanisms
Most our guns have ‘metal load bearing components’ which means it could last you a decade onwards. Cheaper guns don’t have these heavy-duty components which simply means it will never be a 10 year gun, it’s a consumable that will need to be replaced at some point.
Aside the typical hardwearing spearfishing wetsuits we bring you brands like HECS! The first genuine wetsuit innovation in about 20 years. The outer skin of the neoprene is covered in a flexible wire mesh which dramatically reduces the electrical signals that fish use to detect danger or their prey. Effectively an underwater stealth suit that allows you to get closer to your fish for longer. For those that fish in sharky waters this gives an extra layer of attack prevention as it works on them in the same way.
We now use a full mix of suits for our courses. Epsealon, Picasso, Rob Allen and Jak suits are very warm, flexible and hold up to an onslaught of abuse. We use these extensively all year on our courses for that very reason, we know they can take real hammering and we won’t have to keep replacing them. That’s commercial level testing on a casual purpose wetsuits and they passed with flying colours saving us a fortune. We have used other suits which we won’t name and needless to say are not being sold on our site as it goes against our ethos.
At the entry level we offer you the Rob Allen Scorpia, Picasso Speed, Mares Pro (they are great fins!) which again we used religiously on our courses simply because we never have to replace them. The performance on such a low-cost fin is exceptional. We have pulled fish up from 20 meters no problem which is far beyond the average design purpose of low cost, entry level fins.
For the ultimate performance we are now the European distributor for the legendary Spierre carbon blade and the hardcore New Zealand brand RUKU. Remember if these brands and names are new to you, please just google reviews of them and see where they sit amongst the top divers in the world. Don’t just take our word for anything you read here. The 2018 freediving world champion used RUKU, and we’re sure he used them for a very good reason!
Never have fins been held in such high regard by both pro-freedivers and spearos alike. The energy return on these top-level blades are phenomenal and they are as durable and hardwearing as they are effective. These are currently my blades of choice.
It’s hard to get too excited by much of the other spearfishing gear we sell as dive big is just a bag and a clip is a clip. But from the spearfishing floats to the float line, we can guarantee you we have put it through its paces either here in the UK or on charters abroad. We have found it represents the best offerings we can find in that category on the global market.
There has always been ‘something’ to us which has put it above its competition and this why we offer it to you. Be it durability, functionality or just pure effectiveness at its design purpose, its what’s in our personal bags for our own use and we can’t think of any better praise than that.
Each of the category pages has a buyer’s guide explaining not only what we stock, but exactly everything is and what its used for. We understand that taking up spearfishing can be a little daunting so we try to make everything as easy to understand and accessible as we can.
From spearfishing gear, to courses, to holidays – if you need our help, we have your back : )