Tag Archives: spearfishing

A Faux Birthday

(Fare, Huahine, Society Islands, French Polynesia) Fool me once… shame on no one! I’m totally down for a little lie if there’s cake involved. Therefore Ceasar remains squarely filed away in my good books. Yesterday, before we all parted ways, Ceasar let it be known that today was his birthday. A factoid we cheerfully accepted, […]

His Underwater Happy Place

(Fare, Huahine, Society Islands, French Polynesia) Here’s a shot from today unlike any other I’ve been able to share. Thanks to our mate Joe, armed with his sweet freediving skills and awesome camera equipment, we get a glimpse of Gregory in his underwater happy place. Probably 40-50 feet underwater Gregory hangs out, custom gun in […]

The One, The Only, The Sensational, The Awe-Inspiring Dogtooth Tuna!!!!!

(Pouheva Village, NE Makemo, Tuamotus, French Polynesia) We’ve been in Makemo for four days now, which means Gregory and Matt have about eight dives to report in the pass. The reason for daily double dives? Besides the regular fishing obsession I mean, is an unchecked fixation on the esteemed dogtooth tuna. A spearfisherman’s dream, prize, […]

Rumours and Provisioning in Atuona

(Tahauku Bay, Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas, French Polynesia) The rumours were false. There will be no new shipment of propane coming to Hiva Oa for at least another two weeks. Exactly the line we got two weeks ago. Shucks. Luckily we were able to decant some cooking gas from Tim last time we were here […]

Murphy’s Rain Law

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) As the statistics are beginning to reveal, should Oceanna plan a party, it will rain. Hence the influx of precipitation we received tonight. It was our last night in Hanamoenoa Bay, and although we would hopefully see all the boats we’d met down the ocean, we wanted to have […]

Close Calls and Creepy Creatures

(Bay of Virgins, Hanavave, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia) The massive blowhole south of our anchorage has become a favourite spot of ours to frequent. If only I took the camera with me on this morning’s paddle, I would have an unbelievable shot of Gregory’s scared and scrambling face. Which, no one would be surprised […]

Snapper for Everyone

(Isla Chapera and Mogo Mogo Channel, Las Perlas Islands, Panama) On the move again and more dirty jacks on the line. To make up for the less than spectacular trolling we got in underway, Greg and Steve were rewarded with a deluxe dive once we got the anchor down south of the Survivor Island, Isla […]

Steve’s Comeback and Pansy Punta Mala

(Underway, Benao – Las Perlas, Panama) So I poked a little fun at Steve and his string of bad luck while out of his element the other day. No such words will come out of my mouth today. Today Steve was lighting it up! Today was Stephen’s day. First things first, this morning he hit […]

New Year’s Eve

(Quepos, Costa Rica) New Year’s Eve went a little like this…    

We Caught a Bird

(Quepos, Costa Rica) With Auntie Susie and Uncle Wayne staying on the boat last night we were free to take off at first light in an attempt to catch some fish. Now Greg will insist I cursed the day when I asked the day before how he’d like his Mahi cooked, and if that excuse […]