Alex Davis Spearfishing Barbados Interview
British spearfishing and freediving instructor Alex Davis joins me from Barbados to share his spearfishing story. I learn about how he started his business, Spearfishing Barbados, his freediving experience and we dial right in on targeting Lionfish. Topics covered include Lionfish range, size, breeding, predators, food source, how to find them and how to deal with the spines. This is an informative chat and I thoroughly enjoyed talking about filleting, a good GoPro alternative, Barbados spearfishing conditions and some of the lessons Alex has learned over the years. Check it out and join the conversation on Facebook here.
Interview Time highlights
00:00 News and updates from Turbo
04:00 Alex Davis introduction and a bit of info about how he started his spearfishing and freediving business in Barbados
07:00 What are Barbados spearfishing conditions and benthos like? What species do you target?
12:00 What kinds of things did you struggle with when you started spearfishing?
16:00 What has been your most memorable catch to date?
22:00 What is one of your favorite spearfishing hunting techniques?
28:00 Veterans Vault – Targeting Lionfish
- General overview of the Lionfish species, behavior, reproduction, range and size
- Explanation of their spines, venom and what happens if you get stung along with treatment
- What are the benefits of targeting Lionfish?
- What are some common mistakes that divers make hunting them?
- How do you prepare them for eating?
- What filleting knives do you use?
- What equipment do you need for Lionfish hunting and filleting?
EMT Shears (Amazon affiliate link here – as mentioned in the show)
Lionfish website with pictures, videos and more information for filleting, de-spining and more here
53:00 What is the funniest moment you have experienced out spearfishing? A Stonefish Experience!
55:00 What is in your spearfishing dive bag?
- Paralenz Camera here (finally a GoPro alternative!) – check out the VIDEO quality here
- Hecs Dive Skin
- Deep Apnea Fins
- Cressi Nano Mask
- Cressi Pole Spear
67:00 Spearo Q&A
- What is the single best piece of advice you’ve been given for spearfishing?
- If you had to start all over again what would you do differently?
- Who is the best person to go spearfishing with and why?
- What would be your fish of a lifetime?
- Could you describe what the spearfishing experience means to you ion one sentence?
Connect with Alex Davis Spearfishing Barbados below
- Spearfishing Barbados here | Facebook | Instagram
- Freediving Barbados here | Facebook | Instagram
- Spearfishing Barbados on YouTube
- Noob Spearo Facebook Community on Facebook
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