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Spearfishing: The 4 Keys to Taking Your Trophy Home | SlideMoor Blog

Spearfishing: The 4 Keys to Taking Your Trophy Home

Austin Perlmutter

Austin Perlmutter

I am a medical student with a lifelong passion for the the outdoors. Since childhood, I've spent as much time as possible on the Gulf of Mexico. My college research centered on marine biology, and my specific interests include spearfishing, fishing, and the study of marine ecosystems.
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You’re forty feet underwater, and starting to run out of air. You take one last kick with your fins, just in case there’s something out of your view. As you’re about to turn towards the surface, the giant grouper you’re waiting for materializes in the distance. You’re short on oxygen, and your heart is racing with the huge fish in your sights. A smaller fish flashes by and you turn towards it momentarily. You swing back to center, trying to refocus. You raise the speargun towards the dream fish, as it cruses in front of you, and quickly fire off a shot. The spear goes wide, and the fish darts off, disappearing once again into the gloom. Continue reading

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The Beautiful Terror: Lionfish

John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Executive Partner at SlideMoor
I am an avid boater, spearfisherman, and pilot. I have always had a strong love for the water and all of the beauty and mysteries the ocean contains.
John D'Orazio

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Lionfish are one of the most beautiful fish in the ocean, and yet, they are one of the biggest aquatic problems for Florida. Native to the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, lionfish have invaded Florida waters. It is thought that this invasive species was first introduced into our waters in 1985. Aquarium releases of the fish into the wild after they dominated and overpopulated their tanks were the most likely source of the fish. Hmm I guess they didn’t take a second to think if the Florida reefs would fair the same. Continue reading

Additional Treatment for Defogging Your Mask

Additional Treatment for Defogging Your Mask

John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Executive Partner at SlideMoor
I am an avid boater, spearfisherman, and pilot. I have always had a strong love for the water and all of the beauty and mysteries the ocean contains.
John D'Orazio

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It’s a good practice to defog your dive mask before each dive to ensure optimal diving and visibility. Here are a couple of methods to further prevent fogging after pre-treating your mask. Please remember that each of these applications should be done on a dry mask. Continue reading

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How to Defog Your Dive Mask

John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Executive Partner at SlideMoor
I am an avid boater, spearfisherman, and pilot. I have always had a strong love for the water and all of the beauty and mysteries the ocean contains.
John D'Orazio

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One of the most frustrating things when diving is dealing with a foggy mask. And a foggy mask is a quick way to ruin a perfectly good day. When Mother Nature offers conditions in your favor, a foggy mask shouldn’t hold you back. That’s why I’m always looking for good tips and tricks to remedy this problem. Continue reading

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“What it Feels Like to Shoot Your Friend to Save His Life”

John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Executive Partner at SlideMoor
I am an avid boater, spearfisherman, and pilot. I have always had a strong love for the water and all of the beauty and mysteries the ocean contains.
John D'Orazio

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If you are looking for one of the best spearfishing blogs out there, you have to check out Cameron Kirkconnell’s Spearblog. I have been following Cameron’s adventures for some time now and he is one of the greatest spearfishermen of today. He travels the world setting record after record, most done on a pole spear, and he is one of the most entertaining and informative divers I have seen. Continue reading