Who are we?
HUNTMASTER (HM) was founded by a group of spearfishing and diving enthusiasts from Sydney, Australia. We are a company that brings you the latest in spearfishing, diving and (coming soon), surfing innovation. We are passionate about expanding the horizons of the sport and helping water enthusiasts reach their full potential.
We aim to share these experiences with the Australian and global community through diving classes, special events and competitions that encourage a healthier lifestyle.
The Dilemma that brought the Australian HM Team together!
The team at HM came together to solve the daily dilemmas of Aussie divers and spearos. With over 50 years combined diving and fishing experience, we’ve used our expertise to bring you the most innovative products on the market.
Australian waters are known for their varied temperatures and strong currents, providing the perfect testing ground for our top of the line products. We’ve done the hard work so you can focus on bagging those big fish.
The HM team noticed that the industry was not always keeping up with customer demands and expectations. Steep price tags, coupled with products that were outdated, lacking creativity, innovation and excitement, was making it very difficult for divers and spearos to maintain their underwater adventures. The diverse skillset of the HM team means we can bring you the best and most innovative spearfishing and diving products on the market.
Amongst our team we have a current world record holder for Southern Blue Fin Tuna. Don’t worry, once our products are on the market, you’ll be able to give him a run for his money.
What are our aims?
HM was established to encourage the local, national and global community to join the fun of this increasingly popular sport. In the future HM aims to host spearfishing competitions, charity events and mental health awareness campaigns. At HM we are committed to supporting marginalised communities and environmental sustainability, especially around the Great Barrier Reef.
"Spearfishing equipment innovator and sporting organisation mutually supporting a common objective to promote and secure the future of Australian Spearfishing as selective, sustainable and safe; through delivery of clearly defined messages on policies, practices and events." (Quoted by Adrian Wayne, President of Australian Underwater Federation)
In February 2020, HM will support the Australian Underwater Federation (AUF) spearfishing competition by providing gear and prizes. Stay tuned for more information in our events and courses page!
Honouring our traditional custodians of this land and why Aboriginal/Indigenous names are used?
Its, believed that some 50,000 years ago Aboriginal peoples migrated into Australia from Asia using primitive boats, these early sea farers moved down the east and west coast and some moved inland. Those that remained on the coastlines hunted and gathered in a sustainable way for tens of thousands of years undisturbed.
HUNTMASTER honours what was, how these original masters of the hunt lived off the sea and respected it as a provider of life and sustenance and at the same time feared and respected its power and glory. We encourage sustainable Spearfishing, we encourage the age old tradition of hunter gathering and we have tried to encapsulate this in our brand and our business ethics, you'll notice Aboriginal names on some of our products and indigenous designs on some of our line up too!
Huntmaster has also aligned itself with indigenous communities across Australia including members of the Djaru and Kija tribes. We have sponsored major events and uprising talents like Darrilyn Gordon, one of the major finalists of the Ms Australia aligned with the Ms Australia New Zealand Oceania World Universal pageants and indigenous farmer from Halls Creek in Western Australia.
We hope to do our part to remember and hopefully in some small way rekindle man's connection to the sea as not only Hunters, but also protectors and custodians. This is why ethical, safe and environmentally sustainable practices are the key focus of our business and this will be promoted with continual safety workshops and educational seminars and by going back to the way our original custodians respected the land and only took what was needed.
Go back to the ways of our forefathers for a more sustainable future!!
Where are we located?
HM was born in Sydney, NSW Australia.
You can shop through our range by visiting our dealer stores around the world.
Our showroom is at 1/11 Pat Devlin Close, Chipping Norton 2170.