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    How to Choose A Spearfishing Float

    February 06, 2024 2 min read

    How to Choose A Spearfishing Float

    When it comes to scuba diving and spearfishing, safety and visibility are paramount. Choosing the right buoy will ensure your safety in the water and is an absolute essential when diving. In the video below, Sam Cox explores the various float options at Adreno including Adreno, Riffe, and DiveR floats. 


    Adreno Buoy Options

    Adreno offers a range of buoy options, each with unique features to cater to different diving situations.

    Small Bullet Style Adreno Floats
    The small bullet style Adreno floats are compact and easy to handle, making them an excellent choice for divers who frequently encounter surf. Their durability allows them to withstand rocky shorelines, a common sight for shore diving enthusiasts. These floats come with an attached flag, ensuring that both boats and dive buddies can easily spot your location. Furthermore, they are ballasted, which means they remain upright in the water, providing optimal visibility.

    Larger Adreno Inflatable Floats
    If you're a traveler or often find yourself in blue water diving scenarios, the larger Adreno inflatable floats may be your go-to choice. These floats are lightweight and can be compacted for travel convenience. Equipped with a tall flag, they are highly visible to both dive buddies and boats. Similar to the small bullet floats, they are ballasted, ensuring they remain upright, and have an attachment point at the front end for effective towing.

    High-Pressure Mid-Size Adreno Heavy-Duty Floats
    The mid-size Adreno heavy-duty floats are prized for their durability and longevity. Unlike the smaller Adreno floats, these are built to endure the test of time. The key difference lies in their robust construction, making them an excellent investment for divers seeking a long-lasting buoy solution.

    Riffe Buoys: Designed for High Pressure
    Riffe offers a distinct line of floats specifically designed to handle high pressures generated by compressors. While they lack an included flag, they make up for it in their ability to maintain their shape and minimize drag when pulled underwater by a large fish. These buoys are ideal for divers who require superior performance and intend to use compressors for extended dives.

    Choosing the Right Buoy for You

    When selecting a buoy for your diving adventures, consider the following factors:

    1. Diving Environment: Your choice should align with the type of diving you do. Adreno's smaller floats are great for shore diving, while larger inflatable floats are better suited for open water.
    2. Durability: If you want a long-lasting option, Adreno's heavy-duty floats and Riffe's high-pressure buoys are excellent choices.
    3. Visibility: Ensure your buoy is equipped with a flag or features high-visibility attributes, especially if you're diving in busy waters.
    4. Specific Needs: If you're targeting large game fish, a specialized buoy like DiveR's Dog Stopper may be necessary, but be prepared for the associated equipment requirements.


    The buoy you choose plays a crucial role in your diving safety and experience. Adreno, Riffe, and DiveR offer a variety of buoy options, each tailored to different diving scenarios and preferences. By considering your specific needs and the key attributes of these buoys, you can make an informed decision that enhances your underwater adventures while keeping you safe. Happy diving!