Interview with Mike Kane
We are kicking off 2022 with Mike Kane, co-owner of Spear West, one of the best spearfishing stores in Perth and WA! We chat about all things WA spearfishing, joining a club and starting to spear at a late age, dive buddies, boats and driving for hours! Having always owned a boat, he had no shortage of opportunities to dive but starting later in life has given him a different perspective on spearing. If you are ever in WA near Perth you should stop by and give them a visit, you’ll have learned something new by the time you walk out!
- 00:13 Intro
- 04:40 Hello and welcome Mike!
- 08:45 Tell us about yourself!
- 09:50 Spearfishing clubs in WA
- 12:40 What was it like starting to spearfishing at 30?
- 14:20 Dream fish
- 18:26 Using a shorter dive efficiently
- 21:08 What do you look for in a dive buddy?
- 24:15 Memorable hunts
- 27:05 Scary stories
- 30:07 Veterans Vault: People in WA are okay to drive for hours to go dive
- 32:30 Where is Spear West located and where do you dive?
- 33:22 Red Emperor
- 36:43 Scouting and exploration
- 37:52 Hunting at certain times of the day?
- 38:36 Do you like shore diving?
- 39:45 How do you recruit sales people in your shop?
- 43:22 Funny stories
- 44:44 Spearfishing with your kids
- 45:15 What’s in your dive bag?
- 49:48 Do you do anything differently to other people?
- 53:26 Training and fitness
- 54:20 Advanced equalizing techniques
- 56:40 Freediving courses
- 01:02:45 Spearo Q&A
- 01:05:25 How can people find you?
- 01:06:05 Outro
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