Hand spears are very popular for beginners and are very easy to use. They do however lack the power and speed through the water of a gun.
The main two two types of hand spears are aluminium and fiberglass
Aluminium is lightweight and inexpensive. Fiberglass are heavier and therefore have more momentum through the water and are much more effective. The plated brass cluster used with fiberglass hand spears is also much stronger than the aluminium cluster head.
Dive Newcastle offers a full range of hand spears and spear guns for recreational spearfishing - feel free to contact the team if you would like more info or to discuss selection.