Recorded 11/2/20

EP021: Eric Anderson, Diving Central California
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Episode 021: Eric Anderson, Diving Central California

In this episode of Spearfactor, I speak with Eric Anderson from Central California. Eric shares how his experiences in the Marine Corps has contributed to being a better dive buddy and spearfisherman. We continue on to discuss the diving conditions in Central California as well as the targeted species in his area. Additionally, Eric shares insights to the differences in diving in Northern California vs. Central California. The gear used up in these regions are very specific to diving in holes for lingcod and around rocks for rockfish. These area are known for tough conditions and big sharks. Eric shares one encounter with a curious white shark while diving at the channel islands. This episode gives us an in-depth look to the dive culture in Central California.

 

Check out Eric’s Instagram at

@eric_janderson

 

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New England Freedive Spearfishing Co.

 

 

NOTES:

 

Background 

2:50-5:10

How the Marine Corp helped his diving

05:10-07:05

 

Gear Prep 

07:05-08:55

 

Spearfishing in Central California

08:55-13:50

 

Targeted Fish (lingcod, rockfish)

13:50-18:30

 

Gear for Central California 

18:30-22:05

 

Tips for diving in low visiability

22:05-25:30

 

Diving in Central vs Northern California

25:30-28:15

 

State of the kelp forest and science

28:15-35:20

 

Future plans and goals

35:20-44:05

 

White shark story & having a tourniquet with you.

44:05-51:55

 

Seasons in Central California

51:55-55:30

 

Closing

55:30-End

 

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