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Welcome to the Noob Spearo Podcast!

The Freedive Spearfishing podcast

Join Shrek as he interviews spearfishing experts, authorities and characters from around the world.

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Noob Spearo Podcast listeners are saying;

"This podcast has improved my diving dramatically. I binged listened to all the old episodes over a few weeks and I'm completely caught up now. I take notes on my phone to further research anything the guests or the hosts (Turbo and Shrek) talk about or suggest to do. Over the last 4 months I've gone from a 5 meter pot shot diver to a 12 meter+ diver with over 1:30 dive times and good fish to show for it. All thanks to the information these guys have put out in this podcast. Keep up the great work!" - Kurty

"This is the first podcast I've ever listened to, and I am averaging about 4 episodes a day since that first listen. These guys are awesome and so are there guests! Best motivation to do training! Only problem is I'll run out of episodes soon and have to wait a whole week for a new one..." Pete

"The amount of tip, ideas and laughs I've had from Shrek and Turbo and it has all improved my spearfishing 10 fold. Essential for any spearo, and highly recommend it, you won't regret it! Always hanging for the next episode! Keep it up boys! And while your at it get their book 99 tips to get better at spearfishing! Yew!!!" - Yupz

"Have been listening to Turbo and Shrek for a while now and those weirdos make me come back every time for more.... even though I'm located in Southern California. I guess I'm stoked to hear how people catch their fish all over the world!! Keep it coming boys." - Sebastian

"Guys, honestly, This podcast has been amazing fuel since my surf buddy and I started spearing just over three months ago on the southern california coast. We're pretty much just shore divers right now, but we've been hitting calico bass, yellowtail tuna, and sheepshead by just jumping off the beaches. We're starting to meet some people with boats so we're stoked. My pre-dive tradition is getting amped off a noob spearo podcast before I hop into the water after work. Keep them coming because I just finished listening to the 17th episode and I felt a little post partum depression coming on. I've learned loads from your show and need to keep soaking up the wisdom. Thanks!" - DippnDotts

"I recently got into spearfishing and couldn't believe my luck when I found this podcast after a random search. Not only are Shrek and Turbo incredibly funny and easy to listen too - but the way they have formatted the show is really engaging, informative and interesting. Hearing from Pros and veterans is invaluable to a newb like me and the information from these podcasts alone has made a world of difference to my diving and hunting. So if you're like me and your absolutely loving the sport and simply can't get enough info on and about spearfishing this is the podcast for you! Well done guys, you're keeping me well and truly stoked! sterling job!!" - Stu in Southern California

"Been an avid podcast listener for nearly a decade and this is my first review. This podcast is laid back, informative and absolutely essential for the new spearo. Great list of domestic and international guests. The most dangerous time for a spearo is in those first few months and It's good to know there is a easily accessible resource that I can point my mates to when they are starting out. Cheers shrek and turbo!" - CoxyADF



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Jun 1, 2018

Interview with Alex Davis from Spearfishing Barbados

Full Shownotes and Pictures here at the home of the best spearfishing blog and podcast!

British spearfishing and freediving instructor Alex Davis joins me from Barbados to share his spearfishing story. I learn about how he started his business, Spearfishing Barbados, his freediving experience and we dial right in on targeting Lionfish. Topics covered include Lionfish range, size, breeding, predators, food source, how to find them and how to deal with the spines. This is an informative chat and I thoroughly enjoyed talking about filleting, a good GoPro alternative, Barbados spearfishing conditions and some of the lessons Alex has learned over the years. Check it out and join the conversation on Facebook here.


Interview Time highlights

00:00 News and updates from Turbo

04:00 Alex Davis introduction and a bit of info about how he started his spearfishing and freediving business in Barbados

07:00 What are Barbados spearfishing conditions and benthos like? What species do you target?

12:00 What kinds of things did you struggle with when you started spearfishing?

16:00 What has been your most memorable catch to date?

22:00 What is one of your favorite spearfishing hunting techniques?

28:00 Veterans Vault - Targeting Lionfish

  • General overview of the species, behavior, reproduction, range and size
  • Explanation of their spines, venom and what happens if you get stung along with treatment
  • What are the benefits of targeting Lionfish?
  • What are some common mistakes that divers make hunting them?
  • How do you prepare them for eating?
  • What filleting knives do you use?
  • What equipment do you need for Lionfish hunting and filleting?

EMT Shears (Amazon affiliate link here - as mentioned in the show)

Lionfish website with pictures, videos and more information for filleting, de-spining and more here

53:00 What is the funniest moment you have experienced out spearfishing? A Stonefish Experience!

55:00 What is in your spearfishing dive bag?

  • Paralenz Camera here (finally a GoPro alternative!) - check out the VIDEO quality here
  • Hecs Dive Skin
  • Deep Apnea Fins
  • Cressi Nano Mask
  • Cressi Pole Spear

67:00 Spearo Q&A

  1. What is the single best piece of advice you've been given for spearfishing?
  2. If you had to start all over again what would you do differently?
  3. Who is the best person to go spearfishing with and why?
  4. What would be your fish of a lifetime?
  5. Could you describe what the spearfishing experience means to you ion one sentence?

How can you find Alex and Spearfishing Barbados

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