Live Interview with Ben Eckert, Adriana Barnes & Trevor Ketchion at Adreno Brisbane

Today’s interview is live from Adreno Brisbane and is with Ben Eckert, Adriana Barnes & Trevor Ketchion and we talk all things freediving safety as it relates to spearfishing! Today we get a masterclass from 3 people with a wealth of knowledge and are horribly overqualified on this subject. Staying safe in the water, how to be a good boaty and keep your buddies safe. What should be inside your first aid kit? Should you contact your local coast guard or sea rescue when you go out? Tips on how to stop bleeding, keep your buddies safe and save your friend’s life. An essential set of skills, leave any questions you have in the comments!

NSP204 live interview

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 04:50 Hello and welcome to the show!
  • 05:40 Welcome Ben! You are quite an accomplished freediver!
  • 06:20 Brisbane Bullsharks, what makes them unique for spearos?
  • 08:30 Common mistakes that you see on spearfishing boats
  • 10:05 A good buddy system
  • 11:05 When should you draw the line and stop diving? When has your body had enough?
  • 13:00 Samba/hypoxic event
  • 14:05 Your role as a skipper and making hard calls
  • 17:55 How can people connect with the Brisbane Bullsharks?
  • 19:30 Q&A for Ben: peeing in your wetsuit, nutrition and hydration for spearfishing and when to draw the line

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  • 26:05 Adriana Barnes, you are a paramedic and a really accomplished speafisher
  • 29:30 What can spearos do to get better at safer diving?
  • 31:40 We can’t normalize blackouts or LMC’s
  • 35:40 Trauma while out at sea, what now?
  • 38:30 How to use a tourniquet
  • 44:00 What should be in our first aid kits for spearfishing?
  • 49:45 Q&A for Adriana: critical info to keep track of, getting dragged to the bottom by a massive Kingy, blood type and signs to stop diving for the day

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  • 01:02:20 Trevor! Tell us about boating safety: when is it not safe to go out?
  • 01:03:50 Checking in with the VMR or Coast Guard
  • 01:07:00 How do you predict the weather for boating?
  • 01:09:20 Easy shortcuts for reading the weather: swell and wind
  • 01:10:30 Which apps do you use?
  • 01:12:15 How do you operate a boat?
  • 01:17:20 Activating an EPIRB
  • 01:19:45 3 things to teach a new boaty
  • 01:22:00 Q&A for Trevor: How far to stay from your divers, leaving the engine on or off, difficult decisions and conversations, VMR and EPIRBS and vessel sizes

NSP204 Trevor sneaky hello

  • 01:29:30 Trevor’s 9 Mile experience getting lost at sea
  • 01:33:35 Anchoring
  • 01:40:00 Shrek’s closing thoughts
  • 01:40:50 Outro and Noober Stories!

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