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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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Feb 9, 2021

Another Interview with Adam Stern


This episode is a live call with Patron listeners and whole bunch of questions from the Noob Spearo Community on Facebook and @noobspearo on Instagram! In this episode we cover breath-hold and depth training questions, how to choose a freediving instructor, deep spearfishing (avoiding squeeze) questions, equalizing questions and more. Lot's of funny moments including Adam scalding his balls. Enjoy:)

  • 5:00 Ben Vittino "I just want to know how he’s so happy and enthusiastic all the time. Love his energy!"
  • Isaac “I have a question but first I need to know, Do you ever feel down? When you do, what do you do to get back Adam 187% Stern?"
  • Dale Bartush "I'd also like to know what he thinks about in free fall. Not what he tells people to do lop but what he actually thinks and feels."
  • 14:00 Scalded Ballsack Moment
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  • Ethan Yeo "Would you say going out spearfishing is going to make you in become a better diver vs doing freediving training in the pool?"
  • Isaac "How can you increase your bottom time?" and "How can I hold my breath longer?"
  • Isaac "Is bloodshift a physiological response that can be trained?"
  • Damian Mckay "What are the best exercises to get more bottom time/depth?"
  • @pickford_cole "If he had to pick between dynamic pool training and static, which would he choose?"
  • Isaac "is increased muscle mass problematic to breath-hold diving?"
  • Isaac "what are some safety considerations for pool training?"
  • Isaac “How much does your attitude towards contractions affect them?”
  • Isaac “Are your own ideas or your own limitations the biggest barrier to longer breath-holds and deeper diving?” What is the best way to overcome these?


  • R Andrew Baker "Can everyone hands free Equalize?"
  • Jake Cross "What are the common issues with equalising? E.g one ear equalises before the other."
  • Adam Stern Equalizing Online Classes Use the Code NOOBSPEARO to save 40%
  • Isaac "If you put a month into training your equalization and Eustachian Tubes, how long will that adaptation last?"


  • Kurt Raymond "How do you equalise when you go past that 30+meter mark? I recently dived to 30mtrs on a course and I felt like I had to equalise slightly differently once I hit around the 25mtr mark. I’ve heard of having to bring air back into your mouth. I wasn’t down there for long enough to work out what was going on but I was still able to equalise, just slightly differently to normal. Is there dry training you can do for this technique?"
  • Joe Pedro "Can you share your wisdom on chin tuck dive & what injuries can be caused by looking (neck extended) out in front of you; typical Spearfishing form compared to proper diver form..the little things that cause nightmares due to lack of “under pressure” knowledge basically."
  • Mackenzie Logan “I have a Similar question to Joe Pedro. Once you start going over 30m-40m how long does it take your body to acclimatize to the new depths? If you've done all your stretches and relaxing on the top perfectly, what are some of the little things like neck movements that we should be careful of and how long/how many dives to depth until you can start to move your head a little more comfortably?”

To elaborate on this: I think there will be 2 answers depending on whether we are spearfishers vs freedivers..

  1. If you are spearfishing and it is either your first time diving to these depths or you only go diving once a month or so how will this affect your "training adaptations" of diving to that depth? Will you lose them each time you go out again to dive?
  2. If you're freediving and training frequently will you be able to improve and keep your training adaptations. I think in your last interview he said he could come back after a month or so of not training and pretty much start again from where he had been diving to before?
  • Thomas Ripard "I'd also like to ask about deeper diving. Once you start to get more comfortable with getting to 30m(ish), is there anything in particular one needs to do to prepare yourself to get past the 30m mark? Also anything safety related one should be aware of as you get past 30m? Cheers! Discovering the noobspearo podcast was the best thing that happened to me in 2020, keep em coming


  • Rob James "When is Adam having an underwater UFC rematch with Adam
  • Craig McNiven "What are the hurdles of running a free diving business, cashflow, cancellations, COVID, marketing and customer retention. Is it like a dream to do what you love for an income every day? Could you get the business to a point where it could be run without you?"
  • Jason Harris "Not strictly diet related.. but does Adam have any food items he avoids when leading up to a dive day to keep the sinus systems clean"
  • Isaac "Can we have the Dairy and Mucus Production Urban Legend Discussion?"
  • @nicholasmorsecodes "How many wetsuits does he own? 10+ at least! where does he keep them all?"


  • @scubasteve212 "Will he do a freediving course in Batemans bay in the future 🙌"
  • @bard_antonsen "First: thank you so much for your podcast! I have learned a lot by listening to most of your episodes. I started freediving 2 years ago. I had to participate in a freediving class since my son was too young to go alone. I was afraid and far away from my comfort zone. I overcome my fears and now I love the water. Question to Adam: I'd love to meet him, but I live in Norway and have a low budget. Will there be any chance to see him in the land of the big halibuts? Our coast is amazing. I'm just saying... An event with Adam in Norway would be epic🤩"
  • @mansoor_hsd "When he come Lakshadweep (India)?"


  • Greg Rothaus "Hi Adam, I'm 62. What's your advice to older divers with regards to training and spearfishing?"
  • Greg Rothaus "I am going on a month long freedive training retreat in Dahab, Egypt. How do you recommend I make the most of a trip like this?
  • Captain Dan Walsh comments of teaching/freediving as a job, Eustashian tube solutions and advice for older divers.
  • Stu Harwood "I find after a day spearing I am absolutely rooted, do you have any tips for mitigating this? (becoming unrooted)
  • Duncan Henderson "With equalizing, do you do one grouper call on the way down or multiple grouper calls?"

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