Live Interview with Michael Heitzmann & Ben Eckert

Today’s live interview is with Michael Heitzmann & Ben Eckert of the Brisbane Bullsharks! We talk all things Brisbane spearfishing, gear and training! Both are extremely talented divers in their own right, tonight we host a live interview and Q&A at the Brisbane Bullsharks pool! Loads of info about Brisbane spearfishing, spearing Kingfish, choosing and using gear, dealing with sharks, finding spots and so much more! Which speargun should you get? What’s the best way to load it? How do you handle it underwater? Another in our series of live interviews, we hope you enjoy it and hope you learned something! If you have any more questions for Shrek, Michael or Ben, put them in the comments!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 03:10 Welcome!
  • 04:20 Thanks for having us Michael! What are we doing tonight?
  • 06:05 Hello Ben! How are you involved with the Brisbane Bullsharks?
  • 07:25 Shrek’s spearfishing story.
  • 09:22 Michael, how did you start spearfishing?
  • 13:10 Ben, how did you start?
  • 16:00 Boat diving is big here, the Bullsharks have influenced spearfishing culture in a big way. How to be a bad guest.
  • 23:15 Shrek took Michael out on his first boat dive! Be brave and tell your buddies when you’re not comfortable!
  • 25:35 Kingfish spearfishing tips.
  • 27:10 Deep diving.
  • 29:00 Let’s talk gear! Spearguns! What are they, how do they work and what should I get?
  • 34:15 A float line is your friend!

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  • 36:15 What are the advantages for a shorter or longer speargun?
  • 37:15 Pool training for spearfishing!
  • 40:00 Diving without your speargun and in marine reserves is hugely helpful!
  • 41:15 Safety while spearfishing – shallow water blackout.
  • 49:05 Good buddy diving is more worth it than you think! A simple way to do it better.
  • 50:55 Diving with too much weight. How much do I need?
  • 55:05 Q&A from the audience!
  • 55:30 Float recommendations for a Noob Spearo
  • 57:00 How do you handle your gun on the bottom? What do you do with it?
  • 01:00:10 How do you find spots? Google Earth and Navionics

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  • 01:04:40 Warm up for spearfishing, how do you warm up your diving?
  • 01:07:40 Dealing with sharks: what do you do when you see sharks? When do you get out?
  • 01:11:00 Double bands: which do you load first?
  • 01:13:00 How do you investigate a headland without spooking fish?
  • 01:14:10 Closing thoughts
  • 01:15:45 Outro

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