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!!!
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Dave’s Dive Shop:
New England Freedive Spearfishing Co.
Background and Diving in Rhone Island
Finding Good Visibility
Diving vs Fishing
Gear for RI
Stories and Traveling
Shallow Water Blackout and Freediving
Future Trips (Azores, California, Alaska)
Seasonal Changes in Rhode Island
How Your Education has Helped You
Dave’s Photography and Closing
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Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off.
Los Bigotes Apparel
Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off
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