Interview with Addrianna Reitenbach

This interview with Addrianna Reitenbach comes from a recommendation from Eric Anderson.

“Hey Shrek! Wanted to connect you with Addrianna who is spearheading the up-and-coming dive community SoCal Dive Babes (IG: @socaldivebabes). This group is all about building a solid dive community and providing mentorship to women divers who want to get into spearfishing. We’ve been chatting a bit on spearing and watching their trips to Baja and local waters, fundraisers, beach events, underwater pumpkin target shooting, hanging out with Julie Riffe…I thought it would make a great interview. Always stoked to hear more stories in the spearing community and this sounds like a good one. You know I’m a fan of the Pcast, so keep it coming brotha!” – Eric Anderson

Some of the highlights are; ‘trash fish’ chat, Southern California species and conditions, women in spearfishing, body language for hunting and more! Listen and subscribe!

NSP:151 Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes

Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail

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Important Times

05:00 Addrianna Introduction, Welcome and Early Spearfishing Obstacles

12:00 Women in Spearfishing | Unique Barriers to Entry | Discussion and SoCal Dive Babes

22:00 Mentors and Influential People in Addrianna’s spearfishing life

31:30 Guiding Beginner Spearos

33:30 ‘Trash Fish’ + what are the 4-5 species to start shooting in Southern Californian Waters?

39:00 What spearfishing hunting techniques do you use?

47:30 Scary Moments Spearfishing?

56:00 Veterans Vault | SoCal Dive Babes

  • Monthly Meetups with Topical Speakers
  • Competitions
  • Team Members
  • Needs of the group
  • How to get Involved

Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail Kingfish Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail Kingfish Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail Kingfish

70:00 Funny Moment

79:00 One of Addrianna’s Driving Motivations

82:50 What’s in Addrianna’s Dive Bag?

89:00 Spearo Q&A

  • What is the best advice you have been given in spearfishing?
  • If you could start all over again, what would you do differently?
  • What’s been the single best resource in your spearfishing journey?
  • What does the spearfishing experience mean to you?
Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail Kingfish

Nathan Minatta photoraphy

Important Links

  • SoCal Dive Babes Website
  • @socaldivebabes on Instagram
  • @addriannasf on Instagram
  • *Mentioned: Breath-Hold Academic Research
    “Hi Isaac.
    I have attached the poster and some basic information on the trial that ill be conducting.
    I’m conducting a clinical trial for my thesis to further advance the knowledge basis of breathing techniques that may improve breath hold performance in divers.
    I’m recruiting participants for my upcoming online land-based study of which you can be involved by participating to better inform us how to train according to the best available evidence.
    Please contact me by email (in the photo) if you would be interested in participating in this study and I can send you more information.
    We can talk on the phone if you wanted more info!
    Thanks, I really appreciate it.

breathing techniques that may improve breath hold performance in divers

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