Spearfishing Class with Instructors Chris Roberts and Jerry Goss
The Best and Easiest way to learn a sport you will want to do the rest of your life
Why Spearfish Bycatch! Bychatch is a fish or other marine species that is caught unintentionally while targeting other species and sizes of fish. According to some estimates, global bycatch may amount to 40 percent of the world's catch, totaling 63 billion pounds of wasted fish per year. Spearfishing has zero bycatch. You see what you want to harvest and take it. With proper training Spearfishing leaves almost no footprint, no snagged lines and no damage to the reef or wrecks. As a Spearo, you will see a change in yourself. You will find more respect for the ocean. You care about what’s happening to it. You will probably see your cutting fishing line off the dive site, pulling up anchors, picking up trash and in general just trying to leave it a better place than when you got there!
I have been an SDI instructor and Course Director for many years. My passion in the industry has always been spearfishing. My dad, who is one of my best friends, certified me and took me on my first spearfishing trip. As an avid hunter and fisherman, He warned “Once you shoot your first fish, you will never want to drop a hook in the water again”. Well, he was right! I have been spearfishing and teaching spearfishing for over 6 years and still to this day have not dropped a line in the water.
Ever since my best friend Chris got me certified and took me spearfishing I was entirely hooked on the spearo life. The love of the ocean and thrill of harvesting and eating your own catch is something I will do forever and something I love teaching others. I am an SDI instructor and have been teaching for years. The thrill of the sport and showing others the best way to harvest fish is what I live for!