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NSP:204 Spearfishing Safety | Freediving, Emergencies & Boating | Ben Eckert, Adriana Barnes & Trevor Ketchion

NSP:204 Spearfishing Safety | Freediving, Emergencies & Boating | Ben Eckert, Adriana Barnes & Trevor Ketchion

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!

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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

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  • 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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NSP:203 Brisbane Spearfishing | Gear, Training & Community | Michael Heitzmann & Ben Eckert | Brisbane Bullsharks

NSP:203 Brisbane Spearfishing | Gear, Training & Community | Michael Heitzmann & Ben Eckert | Brisbane Bullsharks

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!

Check out the club and get involved through their facebook group!

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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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NSP:202 Top 20 Spearfishing YouTube Channels with James Sakker

NSP:202 Top 20 Spearfishing YouTube Channels with James Sakker

Top 20 Spearfishing YouTube Channels

Today’s live interview is with James Sakker and we go through the top 20 spearfishing YouTube channels as voted by the Noob Spearo Community on Facebook! Spearos get to see the world through a very unique lense and sometimes they bring a camera along with them so we can join them on their adventures. Although hugely underrated and underexposed, these spearos have made some amazing videos, some that can compete with professional filmmakers! So here is us getting all these names together so you can watch them!

Today’s episode is a full video, so be sure to check it out on YouTube if you have only listened!

The Top 20 Spearfishing YouTube Channels

  1. Daniel Mann
  2. Back2Basics 
  3. Aquatic Rehab 
  4. Wet Mammal
  5. Young Bloods
  6. Ryan Myers Expeditions
  7. Submerged Psychos 
  8. Ollie Craig
  9. Harry Lindley
  10. 10. Sailing Popao
  11. Key West Waterman
  12. David Ochoa
  13. Coatesman
  14. Exhale Adventures
  15. Kimi Werner
  16. Joe PK
  17. EJC Adventures with Ethan Yeo
  18. African Spearfishing Diaries
  19. Rokkit Kit
  20. Wettie TV

 

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NSP:201 Captain Aaron Young aka @dibsonbottom_adventures | Slickers, Wahoo Hunting & @KeyWestWaterman Life

NSP:201 Captain Aaron Young aka @dibsonbottom_adventures | Slickers, Wahoo Hunting & @KeyWestWaterman Life

Interview with Captain Aaron Young

Today’s live interview is with Captain Aaron Young, aka @KeyWestWaterman and @DibsOnBottom_Adventures and Youtube and Instagram! You probably know him from his amazing Youtube videos from out in the Florida Keys, he joins us to talk all about his home, spearing, running charters and getting Noob Spearos into the water! Great info for targeting and eating Wahoo, how to brain and bleed fish, dealing with sharks and line management. If you find yourself in Florida, pay him a visit and get out spearing with him! www.dibsonbottomkeywest.com

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 03:45 Welcome Captain Aaron Young!
  • 04:40 What are the Florida Keys?
  • 06:40 Living in Mangroves
  • 08:25 How did you get into the business?
  • 09:50 Commercial spearfishing and fisheries management in Florida
  • 12:15 Tell us about your charters! Where did Dibs On Bottom come from?
  • 17:00 Mangrove and Cubera Snapper
  • 18:00 ID fish, how to identify fish in a new place
  • 23:35 Common advice for Noob Spearos
  • 26:10 Teaching and instructing
  • 29:05 How long does it take to become a competent water-person?
  • 31:50 Spearo licence

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  • 35:00 Wahoo! Tell us about it!
  • 38:00 Wahoo recipe
  • 40:35 How do you target Wahoo?
  • 45:50 How do you deal with sharks?
  • 49:00 How to kill a fish: how do you brain a fish?
  • 50:30 How do you bleed a fish?
  • 51:35 Heaven On Earth video and Youtube
  • 56:55 Funny stories

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  • 01:02:05 Duty as a creator
  • 01:05:05 Tough or scary situations
  • 01:07:25 How do you manage your line?
  • 01:12:35 What’s in your dive bag?
  • 01:18:35 Tell us about your boat: The Gheenoe
  • 01:20:15 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:22:30 Thanks for being on the show, where can people find you?
  • 01:23:40 Outro

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NSP:200 | Community Special: Where are they now?

NSP:200 | Community Special: Where are they now?

Episode 200 Special

Today we celebrate a huge milestone: episode 200! We contacted a bunch of old guests to see where they were now and how their spearfishing has progressed, what they’ve learned since and what’s new in their lives since they were on the show. Who would have guessed a small spearfishing podcast would have reached this point –  over a million downloads, thousands of followers and a huge vibrant community of like minded people who all love spearfishing! Here’s to keeping the stoke alive for the next 200 episodes and beyond!

From Shrek, Brandon, Pat and Livia –  a HUGE thank you to everyone that listens and supports the podcast! Here is Captain Dan’s episode #92

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NSP:199 Australia East Coast Part 5 | Gunther Pfrengle | 60 Years of Sending It Spearing

NSP:199 Australia East Coast Part 5 | Gunther Pfrengle | 60 Years of Sending It Spearing

Interview with Gunther Pfrengle

Today’s live interview is with Gunther Pfrengle at Adreno Sydney! An absolute legend in the spearing community, spearfishing for almost 5 decades now, he has had more than his fair share of action out in and on the water. From spearing a 282kg tuna on camera to powerboat records going full steam in thick fog, dealing with sharks to competing in the deepest ever spearfishing competition in Greece, Gunther has had a few exciting experiences! Learn what drove him to get into the water and what kept him there for all these years. Pranger vs flopper, dual weight systems, competition spearing stories and tips and so much more. Have a listen and let us know what you think!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 03:50 Welcome Gunther, your reputation proceeds you!
  • 04:50 Growing up in Bundeena
  • 05:25 Early start in the water
  • 07:30 Starting competition spearfishing 1973 and being in a club
  • 11:00 Reality of commercial abalone diving
  • 15:00 Scary story and how spearfishing saved 2 lives
  • 20:30 Sydney to Hobart powerboat record
  • 22:20 Full throttle through thick fog!
  • 24:50 Underwater vertigo and blackouts: what is it like going to the edge?
  • 26:30 How do you draw the line? When is too deep?
  • 28:50 Tragedy strikes and close calls in the early freediving competitions
  • 33:20 Freediving vs spearfishing: Adrenaline changes the game
  • 40:00 The value of competition diving

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  • 43:25 Shrek is your partner for his first ever spearfishing competition: what does he need to know?
  • 45:13 Using 2 weight-belts: a harness and a weightbelt
  • 47:10 Where do you attach a dive knife?
  • 49:10 What is your strategy for competition scoring? What do you target first and where do you go first?
  • 53:50 Code brown stories
  • 55:15 Spearo community and friends: what makes a good dive buddy?
  • 56:25 Floats and flags
  • 58:35 What is in your gear bag? Pranger vs flopper
  • 01:03:50 282kg Bluefin Tuna
  • 01:09:20 Bull in the water vs bull on the land!
  • 01:12:50 Spearfishing Greece: the deepest competition ever!
  • 01:19:30 Shallow hunting
  • 01:20:50 How often should you be diving to be a good comp diver?
  • 01:21:30 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:24:10 What does the spearfishing experience mean to you these days?
  • 01:25:15 The shark situation, what are your thoughts?

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  • 01:30:25 Commercial shark fishing
  • 01:32:30 That video scared a lot of spearos, should we keep spearfishing with all these sharks around?
  • 01:34:50 Buddy diving with sharks
  • 01:37:10 Audience Q&A: What’s your favourite species to target?
  • 01:43:00 Fish back in the day vs now
  • 01:50:00 12inch prangers
  • 01:51:30 Other tips learned from experience
  • 01:54:10 Josh Bollen: Do you lose meat with a pranger?
  • 01:55:05 Thank you Gunther!
  • 01:55:45 Outro
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