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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 11, 2023

Interview with Robbie Peck

Today's interview is with Robbie Peck, survivor of a 3m Bull Shark attack off Port Hedland! On a day with a few unusual things lining up, Robbie was retrieving a fish off the bottom when he got smashed by a 3m Bull Shark! What followed was a harrowing story with some excellent dive buddies who undoubtedly saved Robbie's arm and life! We chat in detail about the attack, the swim back up to the surface, the boat ride back to port and doing it all with his 4 year old son there with him! Robbie's response and attitude after this is undoubtedly going to help save someone else's life somewhere down the road. We also chat about diving around Port Hedland and even talk about some recipes! 

Here's a story that we can all take something out of! Where's your first aid kit? 


Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 08:55 Welcome Robbie Peck, survivor of a 3m Bull Shark attack!
  • 09:30 Tell us about Port Hedland
  • 12:00 So you're a Kiwi? When did you move?
  • 13:20 What was the experience of being attacked like?
  • 18:10 Unusually aggressive behaviour by the shark
  • 21:00 What did you do in response? Immediate first aid.
  • 23:05 Literally the one day that you took the tourniquet off the boat!
  • 25:00 The trip back to land
  • 26:45 Surviving for my family and being in this situation with my 4 year old son
  • 30:15 What happened when you got back to the boat ramp?
  • 37:55 Why do shark attacks get so much media attention?
  • 40:40 4 things that were different on the day
  • 44:00 Sharks learn fishing and spearo behaviour
  • 45:05 What did the shark do after it bit you?
  • 47:20 Bite Club and chatting with fellow survivor Rick Bettua 
  • 49:30 "I knew the risks going into their domain" - open this can of worms!
  • 53:30 Artificial reefs and the benefits they bring
  • 59:00 Will you go back to spearfishing?
  • 01:03:40 Not having a tourniquet actually saved my arm
  • 01:08:20 Which spearfishing club are you a part of? Northwest Spearfishing Club and the WA Undersea Club
  • 01:09:45 @BertGoesBang and filming the attack
  • 01:12:20 You love your hunting, how do you manage that and family life?
  • 01:15:40 Fried swim bladder becomes like pork crackling
  • 01:19:15 What structure are you diving on?
  • 01:20:35 What struggles did you have in your diving and how did you overcome them?
  • 01:23:20 Shark Shield or shark detterents?
  • 01:29:55 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:37:20 How to deal with the media after a major incident like this
  • 01:39:45 Outro
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