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What is Freediving? | SlideMoor Blog

What is Freediving?

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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Freediving is the sport of underwater diving without the use of a breathing apparatus. Divers hold their breath, descend into the water, explore, and ascend back to the surface each dive. It is a freeing and peaceful activity that affords divers the many pleasures of an up close experience of marine life. Continue reading

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

Beware of the Goliath Grouper

Beware of the Goliath Grouper

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.
Austin Perlmutter

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You’re fishing off the coast of Florida, anchored up over a reef, when all the sudden you get the bite you’ve been waiting for. You know you’ve finally hooked the dinner fish, and start reeling it up towards the boat, when all the sudden a freight train snatches your line, and you hold on for dear life as the rod threatens to snap in half. The first time, you might think “sharks,” but soon you’ll know better. 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

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Spearfishing for Snapper

James Murphy

James Murphy

Partner/Head of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I've lived on the water for most of my life. I have an affinity for all things revolving around the ocean. Recently, my aim has been set on the thrills of spearfishing!
James Murphy

Let’s get this out of the way first; I’m talking about free-diving.  That’s the real sport in spearfishing; pushing yourself to the limit each dive and battling nature on one breath.   Not SCUBA.  Check out my comparison commentary HERE Continue reading

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Gag, Black, or Goliath Grouper

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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While there are over 10 different types of grouper out there, the three most commonly seen grouper in the Gulf of Mexico are the Gag, Black, and Goliath grouper. If you are doing any type of spearfishing for keep, it is critical that you know the difference between these commonly mistaken grouper, especially because one is illegal to keep, and another has a restricted harvest. Continue reading

Blog shot free-diving vs SCUBA

Spearfishing: Free-Diving vs. SCUBA Diving

James Murphy

James Murphy

Partner/Head of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I've lived on the water for most of my life. I have an affinity for all things revolving around the ocean. Recently, my aim has been set on the thrills of spearfishing!
James Murphy

There are two very different types of pastimes that fall under the name “spearfishing.”  But lets be clear on some of the differences so we don’t get them confused.

SCUBA Diving
Spearfishing with SCUBA consists of strapping on a tank and a whole bunch of other gear, going down under the water for an hour, and slowly moving around looking for unsuspecting fish to come in your range. SCUBA is largely about being able to aim your gun when you happen to cross paths with the right fish. Continue reading