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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 18, 2022

Interview with Chris Adair

Today's interview is with Chris Adair from Bottom Dwellers Freediving in British Columbia and we talk everything cold water freediving and spearfishing! Depending on who you ask, "cold" water can mean different things, but when we talk about the cold water that Chris deals with, it's not messing around! Learn some great tips for getting better at diving in sub 10 degree C water, staying warm and comfortable and about some of the awesome initiatives he runs where he partners with First Nations People communities in remote locations and introduces them to spearfishing and freediving! Learn some great tips and how he is giving back to those around him in such an awesome way!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 03:45 @DeepWaterDreamin Patrick Ryan voice message
  • 06:05 Welcome Chris Adair! How did you get into freediving and spearfishing?
  • 07:40 You teach freediving professionally
  • 08:25 Bottom Dwellers! We mostly hunt bottom dwelling fish.
  • 11:20 Hunting on the bottom is it's own technique to learn
  • 12:45 Tell us about Bottom Dwellers Freediving!
  • 15:00 Tide to Table / Freedive Harvesting courses
  • 19:05 Foraging in cold water is magical
  • 20:30 Diving seasons
  • 21:20 You have some great photographers
  • 24:30 You have some great community initiatives you run with the First Nations People, tell us about it!
  • 29:25 What is day to day life like in these remote communities?
  • 32:20 Where can people learn more about the Warrior Leadership program?
  • 34:35 The British Columbia Spearfishing Summit 
  • 36:25 Regulations - how does Canada compare to other countries?
  • 40:15 Education is the best way to punish mistakes
  • 41:40 Fisheries officers are invited too!
  • 45:55 Veteran's Vault: Cold water freediving and the mammalian dive reflex
  • 48:55 Countering the cold
  • 52:20 Daniel Mann's shorts over wetsuit
  • 55:55 When do you know when you are getting too cold? When you're shivering, get out!
  • 57:00 PFI Level 1 Requirements
  • 58:15 Thick new wetsuits aren't very flexible! What do you recommend?
  • 01:00:20 Cold water struggles: distributing weight! How do you do it?
  • 01:02:00 Duck diving is extremely essential!
  • 01:04:40 Quick tips for staying warm!
  • 01:08:00 Crocs are just a uniform!
  • 01:10:30 Funny stories!
  • 01:15:00 Hunting and foraging techniques: increasing bottom time and looking in the right places
  • 01:16:50 Spearo Q&A
    • Your best resource for improving your spearfishing and freediving
    • Favourite spearfishing buddy and why
    • Describe the spearfishing experience
  • 01:19:55 Thank you for being on the show! Where can people find you?
  • 01:21:00 Outro
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