Interview with Bert Keulder from Old Man Blue
Todays interview is with Bert Keulder from Old Man Blue and we chat all about the new gear he’s made! Old Man Blue is well known for making rugged, tough, extremely well designed and properly engineered dive gear for spearfishing and crayfish/lobster diving. First he brought out his famous SeaSac catch bag, now he has released the soon to be famous Orca Harness weight vest and Heavy Duty Floatline. The Orca Harness is a weight vest designed to make you not know you’re wearing it, protect your lower back from strain and make you much more maneuverable in the water. The Heavy Duty Floatline is exactly that: a floatline for hunting and fighting huge fish like Dogtooth Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Marlin, etc! A bunch of other gear as well as funny stories from Bert’s diving days.
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- 00:13 Intro
- 04:40 Welcome Bert!
- 05:50 New gear!
- 07:10 The SeaSac
- 11:20 Innovation in Spearfishing from nature
- 14:00 Commercial diving stories
- 16:55 The Orca Harness weight vest! What are the advantages to using a harness?
- 25:25 Where does the name come from?
- 28:30 Stickers
- 30:50 Weights for the Orca Harness
- 33:45 Mirror flasher safety device
- 35:00 Fish flasher
- 37:25 Diving with sharks
- 40:50 Shoutout to Micka (@mickatches) and Antoine (@antoine_shmtt)
- 43:15 An Englishman and a triggerfish
- 47:55 Running out of fuel
- 50:10 Heavy Duty Floatline
- 56:15 Dogtooth Tuna Floatline setup
- 59:15 Engineering and development
- 01:04:20 Australian record Queenfish
- 01:08:00 Apron
- 01:12:00 Birthday flasher in Fiji
- 01:17:30 Thanks for joining us Bert!
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