Swimmer Spearfishing Five Minutes on One Breath

Spearfishing, if you’re a swimmer and a hunter, may be the sport for you.

In the video above, the Indonesian hunter descends 60 plus feet and walks on the seabed for about 3 minutes. He can go as long as 5 minutes, but it’s not about holding your breath. It’s about spearing the right fish.

The Race Club, during their Gary Hall Jr. heyday, used to spear fish as a break from the pool.

Olympian George Bovell is a spearfishing guy.

See video of Bovell spearfishing here:

Gary Hall Jr. spearfishing:

Spearfishing via wiki:

Spearfishing is an ancient method of fishing that has been used throughout the world for millennia. Early civilizations were familiar with the custom of spearing fish from rivers and streams using sharpened sticks.

Today modern spearfishing makes use of elastic powered spearguns and slings, or compressed gas pneumatic powered spearguns, to strike the hunted fish. Specialized techniques and equipment have been developed for various types of aquatic environments and target fish.

Spearfishing may be done using free-divingsnorkeling, or scuba diving techniques. Spearfishing while using scuba equipment is illegal in some countries. The use of mechanically powered spearguns is also outlawed in some countries and jurisdictions. Spearfishing is highly selective, normally uses no bait and has no by-catch.

 

 

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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