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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.

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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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Oct 5, 2022

Live Interview with Ben Eckert, Adriana Barnes & Trevor Ketchion at Adreno Brisbane

Today's interview is live from Adreno Brisbane and is with Ben Eckert, Adriana Barnes & Trevor Ketchion and we talk all things freediving safety as it relates to spearfishing! If you dive safe, you can dive forever. Today we get a masterclass from 3 people with a wealth of knowledge on this subject. Staying safe in the water, how to be a good boaty and keep your buddies safe. What should be inside your first aid kit? Should you contact your local coast guard or sea rescue when you go out? Tips on how to stop bleeding, keep your buddies safe and save your friend's life. An essential set of skills, leave any questions you have in the comments!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 04:50 Hello and welcome to the show!
  • 05:40 Welcome Ben! You are quite an accomplished freediver!
  • 06:20 Brisbane Bullsharks, what makes them unique for spearos?
  • 08:30 Common mistakes that you see on spearfishing boats
  • 10:05 A good buddy system
  • 11:05 When should you draw the line and stop diving? When has your body had enough?
  • 13:00 Samba/hypoxic event
  • 14:05 Your role as a skipper and making hard calls
  • 17:55 How can people connect with the Brisbane Bullsharks?
  • 19:30 Q&A for Ben: peeing in your wetsuit, nutrition and hydration for spearfishing and when to draw the line
  • 26:05 Adriana Barnes, you are a paramedic and a really accomplished speafisher
  • 29:30 What can spearos do to get better at safer diving?
  • 31:40 We can't normalize blackouts or LMC's
  • 35:40 Trauma while out at sea, what now?
  • 38:30 How to use a tourniquet
  • 44:00 What should be in our first aid kits for spearfishing?
  • 49:45 Q&A for Adriana: critical info to keep track of, getting dragged to the bottom by a massive Kingy, blood type and signs to stop diving for the day
  • 01:02:20 Trevor! Tell us about boating safety: when is it not safe to go out?
  • 01:03:50 Checking in with the VMR or Coast Guard
  • 01:07:00 How do you predict the weather for boating?
  • 01:09:20 Easy shortcuts for reading the weather: swell and wind
  • 01:10:30 Which apps do you use?
  • 01:12:15 How do you operate a boat?
  • 01:17:20 Activating an EPIRB
  • 01:19:45 3 things to teach a new boaty
  • 01:22:00 Q&A for Trevor: How far to stay from your divers, leaving the engine on or off, difficult decisions and conversations, VMR and EPIRBS and vessel sizes
  • 01:29:30 Trevor's 9 Mile experience getting lost at sea
  • 01:33:35 Anchoring
  • 01:40:00 Shrek's closing thoughts
  • 01:40:50 Outro and Noober Stories!
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