Nov 30, 2017
This is a wide ranging, free flowing chat with James Nestor, the Author of Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells us About Ourselves. I found out that James is also a spearo and came to it through freediving. Spearfishing was the logical next step after pairing his strong sense of responsibility towards the ocean, along with his new found passion freediving. His selective mindset towards fishing is awesome and its something that many of us recognize in our own spearfishing mindsets. In this interview we delve into his experience starting both freediving and spearfishing, which were both unusual introductions to say the least. We also discuss his bestselling book Deep and many of the situations and information that intrigued me.
If you have a lot of curiosity about the ocean in which we spend countless hours chasing fish, then you will enjoy this chat and probably the deep book as well (links to everything we chat about as well as the book are below). Listen in:)
4:00 James Nestor Introduction (thanks to Chris Schlenner who recommended the Deep book and suggested we have an interview!)
9:00 Overview of some of the freediving concepts discussed in the Deep book
11:00 What were some of your obstacles getting started freediving?
17:00 How were you introduced to spearfishing?
25:00 What is one of the toughest situations you've been in in the ocean?
27:00 Veterans Vault
52:00 What is one of the funniest things you have seen spearfishing?
54:00 What is in your spearfishing equipment bag?
58:00 California Spearfishing and Abalone diving
60:00 Spearo | Freediver Q & A
Noob Spearo Partners + some spearfishing discounts
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