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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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Jun 5, 2023

Interview with Eckart Benkenstein

Today's interview is with Eckart Benkenstein from Salt Sessions! Today is all about Southern Bluefin Tuna: how to hunt them, how to land them, how to bleed and care for them and most importantly: how to get the best seafood out of them! Caring for your catch taken to the next level as we also talk about dry aging, ceviche, 99 Spearo Recipes and so much more! Eckart runs some awesome spearfishing and freediving retreats and he has a few trips coming up soon in and around Australia as well as a massive trip to South Africa for a spearfishing and safari retreat! Visit to find out more and book your spot! There's even rumors of Eckart and Shrek teaming up for a Noob Spearo and Salt Sessions spearfishing retreat soon! Check the links mentioned below and contact Shrek to tell him you're interested!


Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 11:55 Welcome Eckart!
  • 13:50 Your courses are great! Kilsby Sinkhole
  • 15:40 Seafood on the Freedive retreat
  • 16:15 Hunting Southern Bluefin Tuna -ocean to plate & a fisheries success story
  • 19:50 Minimum size for Bluefin
  • 23:35 Sexual maturity and sustainable hunting
  • 25:15 Caring for your catch and tuna hunting gear
  • 33:00 Bleeding tuna
  • 38:10 Processing the fish vs preparing your hunting gear
  • 42:15 What do you do when you get the fish home? Fish of a lifetime
  • 45:10 How to break down a tuna
  • 48:25 Storage and transporting a large fish
  • 50:25 Aging tuna at least 48 hours - fresh vs aged | 99 Spearo Recipes
  • 55:30 @tassieadventureman's smoked tuna
  • 01:00:55 Dive watches - pro's and cons. Suunto, Garmin, Cressi, etc
  • 01:08:55 Divebud
  • 01:13:15 Apple iWatch for high performance freediving?
  • 01:17:00 Joe Rogan Podcast with Joel Turner Bow Hunting
  • 01:19:45 Improving your technique - 1 word prompts and breaking the action into separate parts
  • 01:35:00 Tell us about your freediving retreats! Whitsundays Retreat
  • 01:39:10 Taking Noobs out to dive
  • 01:41:00 African spearfishing retreat
  • 01:46:00 Noob Spearo & Salt Sessions Great Barrier Reef retreat
  • 01:49:35 How to get involved in these awesome retreats!
  • 01:52:00 Noob Spearo and Kieren Limpus weekend spearfishing course
  • 01:54:10 How do you do your ceviche?
  • 01:57:15 Thanks for being on the show!
  • 01:58:10 Outro


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