Interview with Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia’s Anvar Mufazalov
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Anvar Mufazalov is a freediving Instructor in Cyprus, DeeperBlue.com Mediterranean specialist contributor and also the creator of the spearfishing YouTube series ‘Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia’. With his deep love and respect for the ocean, Anvar teaches mindset rather than method to a global audience of spearos. His videos are helping people to understand and develop their own ethical, safe and sustainable spearfishing practice’s rather than just giving them rules and regulations.
About the Interview
In this interview we talk about deep spearfishing and some of the essentials to help develop your own high performance spearfishing. To find out more about deep spearfishing watch episode one of Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia ‘Relaxation’, be warned his series is highly addictive.
“What I try to do is not just give answers but try to motivate people to think for themselves. If we just tell people the answers the information goes in one ear and out the other. The point is to motivate people to want to find answers for themselves“
– Anvar Mufazalov
For an action packed practical guide to improving your spearfishing, check out 99 Tips To Get Better At Spearfishing here. Anvar has a few tips in there as well!
For fast navigation through Anvar Mufazalov’s interview
1:00 Intro, Catching the Spearfishing Bug
3:00 Early Obstacles, equalization, finding a good buddy
4:00 Spearfishing species in the Mediterranean; Dentex the jewel of the Med, Cyprus prevailing conditions and species
8:00 Memorable Fish the Amberjack that demanded persistence, ambush hunting technique
11:00 Scary Moment the friend who failed to rendezvous
13:00 Ethical perspective of deep diving, embracing the challenge
16:00 Respect, developing your own internal spearfishing code of ethics
19:00 Veterans Vault Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia and the pursuit of high performance spearfishing
– Carpe Diem
27:00 Shifting Baseline Phenomena – lots of information can be found about this on the internet
30:00 Fast Five Facts for Noobs
37:00 Gun and Shaft size, Turbo gets carried away.
39:00 Crucial Kit for Noobs, Roller Guns again – Anvar’s Roller Head Photos here and here
42:00 Funny Story, if I chose a title it would be ‘Nothing Went Right’
47:00 Call to Action – Seriously take a look at Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia
If you would like to learn more about Freediving, improving your breath-hold and more listen to 101 Freediving for Spearfishing or if you are considering starting spearfishing then get a head-start by listening to our 101 How to Shore Dive Spearfish Podcast. Here is a beginner spearfishing guide as well.
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