Recorded 09/20/20

EP019: Dave Gleeson Oceanographer & Rhode Island Diver
00:00 / 38:57

 

Episode 019: Dave Gleeson Rhode Island Diver  

In this episode of Spearfactor, I chat with Dave Gleeson. Dave got his start spearfishing in the Islands around Rhode Island. He shares with us some of the things he has learned by hunting this waters such as insights to find better visibility, the change in seasons, conditions and what gear to use. We also discuss why the sport of spearfishing has grown so much in the past few years in the Northeast of the country, and world wide. 

The podcast takes a turn when Dave shares his story about shallow water blackout while training in Hawaii. We talk about why it happened and the benefits to taking a free dive class. Thank you Dave for sharing your experiences with us all!!!

 

Check out his photography and Instagram at

@Daveunderwater

 

Dave’s Dive Shop:

New England Freedive Spearfishing Co.

 

NOTES:

 

Background  and Diving in Rhone Island

02:45:-11:55

 

Finding Good Visibility

11:55-17:05

 

Spearfishing Popularity 

17:05-20:55

 

Diving vs Fishing

20:55-28:45

 

Gear for RI

28:45-33:30

 

Stories and Traveling 

33:30-38:00

 

Shallow Water Blackout and Freediving

38:00-45:00

 

Future Trips (Azores, California, Alaska)

45:00-1:07:45

 

Seasonal Changes in Rhode Island 

1:07:45-1:11:45

 

How Your Education has Helped You

1:11:45-1:12:45

 

Dave’s Photography and Closing

1:12:45-End

 

 

Sponsors for this podcast included:

 

  1. Akason Cameras 

https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack=

  1. Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off.

  2. Los Bigotes Apparel

  3. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off

  4. OneDrop Spearfishing

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