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Free diving to Tombstones

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Bottom Scratchers with spearguns

I started to get dizzy, started to see lights

San Diego spear fishermen of today come from a lineage that began in the ’30s, with the Bottom Scratchers of La Jolla. Today there are less fish but the equipment is superior. Nevertheless, it’s easy to drown when a big sea bass takes you for a ride through a kelp ball.

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Finishing a day of free diving

A first-person view of the end of a day spent free diving off the coast of San Diego, including the disarming process for a rubber-band speargun.

Talking about swimming with a blue whale

Ryan and Volker talk about watching a blue whale feed and free diving nearby.

Ryan's blue whale encounter

A first-person view as Ryan swims with a blue whale at a safe distance.

Spear fishing without air tanks

Ryan and Volker discuss the process of free dive spearfishing. Ryan relates the story of his largest catch, a 50-pound white sea bass, which was also his closest brush with death.

Free diving methods and equipment

Michael Timm from Dive America explains basic the methods and equipment used in free diving.

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