This week we posted this picture on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SpearfishingToday). A good question came from Damon. “Do you feel like the camo makes a difference? haha… You blend in to my eye very well but wondered how the fish react compared to your other wetsuits”. I answered him that it should make a difference. “But it´s not that with a camo you suddenly increase your success rate significantly. On my day off I fish for dinner in my underwear (no camo)… Though overall it might help you, I have no doubt about that. The other thing is… super comfortable and easy to move while wearing them…”
The last few days I´ve been thinking about it. It´s a simple question, but a really interesting one. You can’t ask a fish if it makes a difference. I even thought about contacting my good friend Ted for scientific research. I pictured two people going down, one wearing a regular wetsuit and the other one in camouflage, while several GoPro´s filming the behavior of the fishes. But then I thought… what is my own experience? Freediving wetsuits are very comfortable and feel like an extra skin. I have used scuba wetsuits while freediving and it is just a difference experience. Many of the freediving wetsuits come in a camouflage model. So you buy that and use it… and shoot fish with it. While hunting in the blue I prefer to wear black or blue. Hunting reefs I use a camouflage suit. Unless it´s my day off….
Camouflage Wetsuit Yes or No was last modified: April 19th, 2013 by Leo | Founder & Guide
Leo is the founder of Spearfishing Today and also the official representative of the Mexican Spearfishing Association for the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. He is FII certified, speaks English and Spanish and hunts comfortable up to 100ft. Leo is guiding spearfishing trips only on request in all Spearfishing Today locations in Mexico. He only hunts with a polespear and has a very inspiring opinion about freediving and spearfishing. Nickname: Chanoc. Most memorable catch: 27.99 kilo Cubera Snapper with polespear.
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