The International Underwater Spearfishing Association (IUSA) was formed in 1950 to promote spearfishing and to assist in scientific and spearfishing competitive efforts. As part of this task, the IUSA became the certifying body and custodian of the spearfishing world records. The IUSA has certified over 60 records for a variety of fish from bluewater species to smaller and less sought after fish. Since their existence, the IUSA has seen diver’s skill and technology change from the Hawaiian slings of the Pinder Brothers to the high-tech equipment and super-powered spearguns of today’s free divers.
For world records, rules, fish submission for record status, and history, follow the link below.