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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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Sep 23, 2020

Interview with Taylor Slattery

This interview with Taylor Slattery was recorded on Day 1 of a charter to the Southern Great Reef aboard the Eastern Voyager. Taylor has been a part of the Adreno spearfishing team for years and has speared all over Australia. In this interview we get systematic on a single drop. This is a mental blueprint for getting the most out of each dive and maximising your time on the bottom hunting fish. Cool dude, cool chat! Listen in 1fVgxyg4lipePfSKPT0q



Important Times

02:30 Taylor Slattery Welcome and Introduction

25:00 The Wayne Judge Medical Evacuation Story | RACQ Life Flight Rescue and Knife Safety Conversation

32:00 Spanish Mackerel Hunting Technique's and Applying the right amount of pressure to the struggling fish

40:00 Speargun Shaft Conversations | Spring Steel and Stainless Steel Shaft Characteristics

45:00 Rob Allen Equipment and Mindset around Spearfishing Equipment

47:55 Mono vs Dyneema Shooting Line Discussion

55:00 Veterans Vault: Getting the Drop Sequence Sorted | Thinking Systematically about each dive!

  1. Tidal breathing and relaxing
  2. Double preferably triple your surface interval (time on surface after a dive should be 3x longer than your last dive time)
  3. Closing your eyes
  4. Three stage full breath
  5. Reach up and equalize
  6. Pull snorkel out of mouth with same hand on descent
  7. Do one big pull with other hand through the water
  8. Smooth duckdive into 10-12 smooth, powerful fin strokes
  9. Focus on streamlining and keep head level

77:00 What do you do when your buddy is spooking fish?

84:00 Funny Moments out Spearfishing

88:00 What are three things people in their few year of spearfishing can do to dramatically improve?

92:00 Spearo Q&A

  • Who has been the most influential person in your spearfishing?
  • What does spearfishing mean to you?
  • What is an exciting product you are working on right now?

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