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We specialize in freedive spearfishing and created these videos to help beginners or advanced divers to train their eyes to identify the key species. Most of our spearfishing videos are in Southern California and Central America. We focus on all the main species: white seabass, tuna, yellowtail, dorado, halibut, lobster, calico, sheepshead and more. See our videos below.
SoCal Blue Water Spearfishing for Bluefin Tuna
What do you want for Father's Day? I'll take a Bluefin Tuna please!! Check out this boil...we drifted with a couple schools of tuna for about two hours.
Blue Water Dreaming
I watch my flasher slowly sink into the deep blue water. Taking a deep, full breath, I prepare to follow. My flasher is going to another world. Freediving gets you there. This world is sublime, relaxing and euphoric; unique, to this Earth. It can connect you more deeply to the other world. Here, I am in liquid outer space, gliding through the water, weightless, with nothing surrounding me, no reference to direction or dimensions; no walls, nor floors, only the foil like surface above, disappearing from vision as you slip deeper into the blue. The surface now a flicker of light at the edge of my view, my senses are heightened, my tensions gone, my mind is recording, taking note of every detail of life in the water engulfing me. In my peripheral vision I see a school of yellowtail rapidly approaching. I pivot my fins slowly leveling out my decent, suddenly, below me, a huge yellowtail swims languid, broadside towards my flasher. I lift my speargun, for a moment, methodically tracking the fish … just enough time. Snap! I pull the trigger. The tuna bursts away, leaving a disappearing trail of taught line as far as I can see, into blue water. My float quickly submerges as I brusquely kick towards the surface. Time is in slow motion; one big kick…, another…, another…and another…, adrenaline rushes as my head breaks the surface, a resounding, “WOO HOOO!” peals from my mouth. I pull the fish up from depth, carefully clean my catch; ensuring the best tasting fillets, thankful for this gift of life. In its entirety, spearfishing is much more that a sport. It is a holistic experience with the connections ranging from the physical aspect- its focus on breathing, active relaxation which slows the heart rate. This state of being melds into meditative qualities, syncing with the rhythm of your catch and the rhythm of the ocean. The thread that binds these aspects of spearfishing is the act and intention of harvesting your own sustenance. It can give you a deeper appreciation of where our food comes from and the amount of effort it takes to put one fish on the table. Where does it come from? It comes from that part within you that longs for a connection to life, in the blue.
Made in California - Spearfishing Offshore
Come with us to freedive spearfish for yellowtail on offshore reefs & paddy hopping in Southern California.
Where the Road Ends
Where the road ends is where our adventures begin. This has been an epic season for spearfishing. The bait fish have been plentiful and so have the pelagic fish. Come with us to fly above the Channel Islands and dive into the blue water to see we can find. Watch a variety of drone shots, polespearing barracuda, large schools of yellowtail, black sea bass, and more!
BUGS - Lobster Freediving
Come with us to discover reef structure with an abundance of lobsters. We hunt in teams to stir the lobsters from their holes and quickly grab them before they bury themselves into another hole. Watch us intercept lobsters before they slip through our fingertips!
YT - Spearfishing Yellowtail
What an epic summer for spearfishing Yellowtail! The ocean temperatures were consistently above seventy degrees with forty to eighty feet of visibility. Most kelp beds were full of bait and large schools of Yellowtail. Watch a variety of shots on YT – running with the reel line as I try to prevent the massive Black Sea Bass from stealing our fish!
Return to Nica - Spearfishing the Reef.
It's always great to be back in Nicaragua. The reef always provides! All of our favorite fish showed up while spearfishing our favorite reefs. There were Pargos, Sierras, Jacks and big Rooster Fish! The water was 80-82 degrees with good visibility. Dave's house is on the sand and the panga is about 50ft away. Throw your swim trunks on and dive all day. We took a break from diving and scored some solid 8ft surf. We shared our fish with the locals & they prepared some new recipes that were absolutely delicious -- smoke jack, smoked needlefish and rooster ceviche!
WSB - Spearfishing White Sea Bass
I enjoy every minute of the summer, knowing the winter is around the corner and the big White Sea Bass will quickly disappear. Come with me to quietly cruise the kelp to see what we can find. Watch a variety of shots on WSB - surface shots, using a reel with personal float & espetto shots.
Full Circle, Spearfishing Nicaragua
My recent trip to Nicaragua took me on an adventure spearfishing the reefs & out into the blue water. This was an adaptation of an article I wrote, "Full Circle" that was published in Hawaii Skindiver International issue 52. Come with us to find out what we find in the blue water...and to discover Nicaragua.
Spearfishing & more at Santa Cruz Island (Channel Islands)
Matt Davidson, Max Mironov, and Nicole Peters Spearfishing Lingcod and more at Santa Cruz Island. 4 knot wind, 76 degrees outside, the surf was flat and the visibility was over 50 ft. Huge 25+ pound sheepshead swimming around the colorful reef. We got a nice variety for our dinner plates...Lings, Lobster, Scallops, Cabezon, Calico, and Ocean Whitefish. Great footage of Jellyfish, Pelicans, Seals and more. Enjoy!
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