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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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Apr 16, 2021

Interview with Tom Sandstrom and Adam Stern

This episode is all about getting the word out about the all new Australian Spearfishing Course (in association with AUF) that will reach the next generation of spearos. We discuss how Adam Stern, Tom Sandstrom and the AUF are getting qualified crew into clubs to help teach groms and new spearos coming up about basic safety and physiology. Tommy and Adam "We will be creating a freediving for Spearfishing course that we want to role out throughout the country over the next 12-18 months, which we hope to have available for free to auf club members or at a super cheap price."  Listen in as the boys drop some knowledge bombs while we learn about this cool new initiative!

Australian Spearfishing Courses | Important Times

07:00 @tommy_dozz introduction and background

09:30 The motivation behind doing the Freediving Instructor Course

15:00 Freediving courses for spearos?

22:00 Being a good spearfishing buddy

25:00 Pool training? Is it relevant for spearfishing?

35:00 Teaching people to spearfish

40:00 How Tommy started out in the water and introduction to spearfishing

42:00 Coffs Harbour Spearfishing Conditions and Fishery

44:20 Rotating your spearfishing through different spots

48:00 Adam Stern Drops In Late!

58:00 Three Active Components to Spearfishing | Equipment, Hunting and Freediving

61:00 Spearfishing Dolphin Fish aka MahiMahi

64:00 What happens in a Spearfishing Instructors Course?

  • What is in this spearfishing course?
  • What about the experience of the course? Did you have some characters in there?
  • Who was the most natural spearfishing Instructor?

78:00 Spearfishing Clubs and Competitions

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Important Links

“Hi Isaac.
I have attached the poster and some basic information on the trial that ill be conducting.
I’m conducting a clinical trial for my thesis to further advance the knowledge basis of breathing techniques that may improve breath hold performance in divers.
I’m recruiting participants for my upcoming online land-based study of which you can be involved by participating to better inform us how to train according to the best available evidence.
Please contact me by email (in the photo) if you would be interested in participating in this study and I can send you more information.
We can talk on the phone if you wanted more info!
Thanks, I really appreciate it.

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