Live Interview with Josh Halley | @souls_untapped

Today’s interview is with Josh Halley aka @Souls_Untapped from the Shetland Islands! Describing your dive spots as “Sub-Arctic” doesn’t always spur the most enthusiasm, especially from those used to tropical waters! Josh makes it obvious that braving the cold IS worth it! An almost unheard of spearfishing destination, The Shetland Island’s form an archipelago well north of Scotland and make for some beautiful diving when conditions work out. Get an inside scoop on life and spearfishing from The Shetland Island’s with Josh, aka @Souls_Untapped!

Check out his YouTube channel here!


Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 02:30 Welcome Josh!
  • 04:50 Commercial diving in NZ
  • 06:30 Where are the Shetland Islands?
  • 07:50 Commercial fishing and getting comfortable in the water
  • 11:45 What do you do for work?

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  • 14:10 What skills do you need to be a commercial diver?
  • 20:00 What fish are you hunting out there?
  • 27:45 Strong current and tides
  • 32:20 Where do you draw the line and how do you warm up in the cold?

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  • 39:00 We have a mutual friend that makes amazing spice rubs: Ben Hohnke!
  • 41:50 Colour-grading footage of dirty water
  • 45:35 GoPro settings
  • 46:45 NFSC vs PAL
  • 48:05 Video editing
  • 51:55 Blue clawed lobster – what’s it like to catch them?
  • 57:20 Public perception of spearos and harvesting from the ocean
  • 59:25 How did you get comfortable in front of the camera?
  • 01:01:55 What techniques do you do when you hunt?

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  • 01:04:25 How you cook fish matters
  • 01:09:40 Dry-aging
  • 01:13:55 How much work went into your youtube trailer?
  • 01:16:15 Do you have merch for sale?
  • 01:17:30 What does the spearfishing experience mean to you?
  • 01:18:45 Thank you Josh!

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