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Welcome to the Noob Spearo Podcast!

The Freedive Spearfishing podcast

Join Shrek as he interviews spearfishing experts, authorities and characters from around the world.

Improve your spearfishing and share in the stoke!

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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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Sep 28, 2022

Interview with Michael Heitzman & Ben Eckert

Today's live interview is with Michael Heitzmann & Ben Eckert of the Brisbane Bullsharks! We talk all things Brisbane spearfishing, gear and training! Both are extremely talented divers in their own right, tonight we host a live interview and Q&A at the Brisbane Bullsharks pool! Loads of info about Brisbane spearfishing, spearing Kingfish, choosing and using gear, dealing with sharks, finding spots and so much more! Which speargun should you get? What's the best way to load it? How do you handle it underwater? Another in our series of live interviews, we hope you enjoy it and hope you learned something! If you have any more questions for Shrek, Michael or Ben, put them in the comments!

Check out the club and get involved through their facebook group!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 03:10 Welcome!
  • 04:20 Thanks for having us Michael! What are we doing tonight?
  • 06:05 Hello Ben! How are you involved with the Brisbane Bullsharks?
  • 07:25 Shrek's spearfishing story.
  • 09:22 Michael, how did you start spearfishing?
  • 13:10 Ben, how did you start?
  • 16:00 Boat diving is big here, the Bullsharks have influenced spearfishing culture in a big way. How to be a bad guest.
  • 23:15 Shrek took Michael out on his first boat dive! Be brave and tell your buddies when you're not comfortable!
  • 25:35 Kingfish spearfishing tips.
  • 27:10 Deep diving.
  • 29:00 Let's talk gear! Spearguns! What are they, how do they work and what should I get?
  • 34:15 A float line is your friend!
  • 36:15 What are the advantages for a shorter or longer speargun?
  • 37:15 Pool training for spearfishing!
  • 40:00 Diving without your speargun and in marine reserves is hugely helpful!
  • 41:15 Safety while spearfishing - shallow water blackout.
  • 49:05 Good buddy diving is more worth it than you think! A simple way to do it better.
  • 50:55 Diving with too much weight. How much do I need?
  • 55:05 Q&A from the audience!
  • 55:30 Float recommendations for a Noob Spearo
  • 57:00 How do you handle your gun on the bottom? What do you do with it?
  • 01:00:10 How do you find spots? Google Earth and Navionics
  • 01:04:40 Warm up for spearfishing, how do you warm up your diving?
  • 01:07:40 Dealing with sharks: what do you do when you see sharks? When do you get out?
  • 01:11:00 Double bands: which do you load first?
  • 01:13:00 How do you investigate a headland without spooking fish?
  • 01:14:10 Closing thoughts
  • 01:15:45 Outro
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