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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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Aug 4, 2021

Interview with Rachel Thomson and Larissa Zip

Today's episode is with two ladies on the WA coast who have started a really cool initiative: Life's Short, Stay Moist! Old Man Blue suggested Rachel and Larissa for the show and we are glad they did! These ladies are both great divers, have a passion for getting other women into the sea! We had a great time chatting about their own journey's into spearfishing, using load assists, the talks they give at Adreno and the trips and events they run. If you'd like to find out more, have a listen to this interview and check out their Instagram and Facebook page. Thank you both for being on the show this week!

Join the next talk at Adreno! August 19th at Adreno Perth!

Important times:

  • 00:12 Life's short, stay moist!
  • 04:25 Welcome Rachel and Larissa! You've just finished a trip?
  • 06:14 You both surf too
  • 06:56 Edmonton, Alberta spearfishing club - that's where I'm from!
  • 08:01 Larissa, where did you get into the water?
  • 09:54 A complimentary backup sport
  • 10:29 Rachel, how did you get into the water?
  • 14:13 Experiencing negative buoyancy
  • 15:15 What was your first fish?
  • 17:13 A good first experience and a good mindset
  • 17:50 Swimming with a bleeding fish in Great White country
  • 19:00 Larissa, what was your first fish?
  • 23:11 Funny story with a Baldchin Groper
  • 24:25 The value of being comfortable with your gear
  • 25:55 Load assists and learning to load a gun
  • 28:26 What do you use?
  • 29:18 What other struggles did you have? How LSSM started
  • 30:55 Talks at Adreno
  • 31:54 Target practice in the swell
  • 33:28 Dry land speargun excercises
  • 35:31 A spearing course or some formal education for spearing is really valuable
  • 37:50 Do you need to dampen expectations a bit with regards top shooting fish? Going to progressively more challenging dive spots
  • 41:31 Spearfishing friends
  • 41:58 Where did the name Life's Short Stay Moist come from?
  • 42:47 What's next for you two?
  • 43:45 Tell us about the charter trips you run
  • 44:44 The dangers of undercatering
  • 46:07 Rachel, tell us about spearing in Exmouth
  • 48:25 What do you do for work, dive buddies, boat or shore diving?
  • 50:05 Have you got a good dive crew?
  • 51:04 And Larissa, what does your spearing look like now?
  • 52:15 What are your personal spearing goals?
  • 55:42 Hunters can be the ultimate conservationists
  • 57:36 Tough and scary situations
  • 59:07 Bull sharks in Exmouth and dealing with them
  • 01:02:12 Funny stories
  • 01:07:39 What's in your dive bags?
  • 01:10:00 How thick are your wetsuits?
  • 01:13:22 Spearo Q&A
    • Fish of a lifetime
    • Bucket list location
    • Most influential person
    • What advice would you give yourself if you started over?
    • What does the spearfishing experience mean to you?
  • 01:18:04 Thank you for being on the show! Closing announcements
  • 01:20:23 Noober Stories: Captain Cory James from Panama
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