How Much Does It Cost to Go Spearfishing?

Spearfishing is a popular activity among fishing enthusiasts, as it offers the opportunity to catch fish with just a spear. It can be done from the shore or from a boat, and the cost is relatively low. However, there are a few factors that could affect how much it costs to go spearfishing.

Gear: The first thing to consider when budgeting for a spearfishing trip is the gear. You will need a spear gun, wetsuit, fins, mask, and snorkel.

Depending on your level of experience and what type of fish you plan on catching, you may also need additional items such as reels, lines, and weights. The cost of these items can vary greatly depending on quality and brand.

Location: The location of your spearfishing trip will also affect how much it costs. If you plan on going to an area that has more amenities such as restaurants and hotels, the cost will be higher than if you were to go to an area with fewer amenities. In addition, if you plan on traveling to another country for your trip, you will need to factor in airfare as well.

Experience Level: If you are an experienced spearfisherman then the cost of your trip may be lower than if you are just starting out. Experienced spearfishers often have their own gear that they can use at no extra cost. In addition, they may have access to discounts or deals from local dive shops or charter boats that can help reduce the overall cost.

Overall Cost: The overall cost of a spearfishing trip depends on several factors including gear costs, location expenses, and experience level. Generally speaking however, a basic setup with basic gear should not exceed $500 for a one-day trip (not including airfare). Of course this price could vary depending on how many days you plan on staying and what type of fish you plan on catching.


How much it costs to go spearfishing depends largely on what type of gear you purchase and where you choose to go fishing. For experienced spearfishers who already have all their gear ready-to-go it can be relatively inexpensive; however for those who do not have all their equipment yet it could be more expensive depending on what they purchase. On average though most people should expect to spend around $500 for a one-day trip (not including airfare).

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Lindsay Collins