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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.
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Dave’s Dive Shop:
New England Freedive Spearfishing Co.
How the Marine Corp helped his diving
Spearfishing in Central California
Targeted Fish (lingcod, rockfish)
Gear for Central California
Tips for diving in low visiability
Diving in Central vs Northern California
State of the kelp forest and science
Future plans and goals
White shark story & having a tourniquet with you.
Seasons in Central California
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Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount
Los Bigotes Apparel
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