Spearfishing encompasses free diving, scuba or free diving, boating, and hunting. The prize of fresh fish, and lobsters is very appealing, and often worth the effort. Equally important is first aid equipment, which chief amongst them is a marine grade tourniquet. Why? A person can bleed to death in as little as 3-5 minutes, and develop shock in 36-60 seconds its likely that if you have a laceration or amputation that requires you to stop the bleed with a tourniquet spearfishing, you’ll need to do it in the water. So you need a tourniquet designed for in-water application, and built to withstand the marine environment.
When spearfishing you are literally carrying around a bleeding / dying fish, which can be a seen as an easy meal to poach by other predators. Sharks are what people think about first when they think about bleeding in the water, because well it’s a terrifying thought. Regardless of the statistics you cannot guarantee you won’t be one of those unlucky people who gets bit. However, by spearing with an OMNA tourniquet on you in the water, you won’t lose large amounts of blood trying to get back to a boat to then try to improvise or locate a tourniquet. Instead you’ll get back to the boat with your OMNA tourniquet already applied with more blood still in your body, which is a win-win.
For example, the following video from Key West, Florida, shows a shark bite on a Spearfishermen. It takes him nearly 3 minutes just to get back to the boat, and then people start thinking about first aid. Had this injury been worse, he could have bled to death before ever reaching the boat. By spearing with an OMNA Tourniquet you can address bleeding injuries in the water immediately, giving you or your dive buddy the best chance of survival.