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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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Jan 19, 2022

Interview with Tim Hatler & Brock Kennedy

Today's interview is with Tim Hatler & Brock Kennedy of Palapas Ventana in Baja, Mexico! Surrounded by amazing sea's almost year round and with options for when the weather is bad, they have some of the world's best spearfishing out there. They run spearfishing trips where spearos Noob and experienced alike can get in the water and have an opportunity to shoot potentially world record fish! Listen to the stories they tell from their many years running spearfishing trips, advice on booking and preparing for a trip and some of the fun you can expect! From riding Great White sharks to cruising in luxury, if you are wanting a memorable spearfishing experience, go look at Palapas Ventana!


Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 04:00 Welcome Brock and Tim!
  • 05:35 Where in the world are you?
  • 07:05 You have an ocean full of life
  • 08:40 Introduce yourselves and Palapas Ventana
  • 10:15 Tell us about your accommodation you have an offer
  • 12:10 How does it work for international travelers coming to visit? Logistical issues
  • 14:25 How long do you need to have a decent trip? 5 days of diving
  • 15:30 February has the worst conditions, least fish
  • 17:05 Trade winds
  • 19:15 How remote do you travel on these trips?
  • 20:50 Brock, how did you start spearfishing?
  • 22:10 Scuba spearfishing
  • 24:20 Coming from cold water to now having warm tropical water, how has that changed your spearfishing?
  • 25:35 Tim, how did you start spearfishing?
  • 29:00 Spearfishing in Guadeloupe
  • 31:45 Spearfishing with Great White sharks
  • 34:40 What fish do you love to hunt? Tell us about Wahoo
  • 38:05 Most memorable Wahoo
  • 40:12 Roosterfish
  • 42:06 Yellowfin Tuna
  • 44:45 Grouper hunting
  • 50:25 What other locally inspired experiences have you included? What food are you eating on your trips?
  • 57:35 Scary stuff: how do you deal with emergencies?
  • 58:16 Does guiding take away from your spearfishing experience?
  • 59:50 Describe the perfect clients
  • 01:01:40 Funny stories
  • 01:06:50 What's in your dive bag?
  • 01:10:10 List of gear to bring: Don't fly with weights!
  • 01:10:55 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:13:21 Thank you Tim and Brock!


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