From Spear to Table #1 – Care for your catch

Welcome to “From Spear to Table”, a new series about what happens after the shot. Under this head line I will share tips, tricks and recipes helping you bring the fish from the spear to the table in the best possible way. In this first post we start from the beginning with how to properly “care for your catch”.
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Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know #4: Equipment

In this the 4th episode of “Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know” series we are  looking into the equipment aspects of spearfishing in our waters and get familiar with the most popular equipment set ups being used here. Continue reading “Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know #4: Equipment”

Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know #3: Fish and Sustainability

In this episode of “Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know” we take a look at some of the fish that we hunt here and suggest how to deal with sustainability concerns. Continue reading “Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know #3: Fish and Sustainability”

Some days everything seems to go wrong…

Gear in bags, motivation pumping and the cold November morning air in the face as I exit my building. It couldn’t be better. I’m heading out spearfishing with a new crew to a new spot this morning. We meet up in Pollença town before the sun is up, hook up the boat trailer to the car and hit the road. Continue reading “Some days everything seems to go wrong…”

Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know #2: Dive Conditions

Freediving and spearfishing in the Balearic Islands is stunningly beautiful. The water is crystal clear and the underwater landscapes dramatic and changing. The Balearics are like massive chunks of Swiss cheese thrown into the sea with hundreds if not thousands of holes, caves and caverns lining the coasts. Continue reading “Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know #2: Dive Conditions”

Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know #1: Laws and regulations

Episode #1 of the “Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know” series. This first episode deals with the laws and regulations around spearfishing in the Balearic islands.

Welcome to the Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know series!

Every spearfishing destination is unique in terms of dive conditions, available species, species behaviour, common practices, sustainability concerns and last but not least – regulations. Continue reading “Spearfishing in Mallorca – What you need to know #1: Laws and regulations”

With tourist season gone spearfishing season is on

As the temperatures are dropping restaurants and hotels are closing one by one. While boats and luxury yachts are being lifted out of the water and parasols cleared from the beaches a slow and peaceful atmosphere is embracing our little town. It’s a blessed feeling when work is finished for the year, when the high season stress is being replaced by peace and quiet and time with colleagues and clients give way for time with family and friends. Continue reading “With tourist season gone spearfishing season is on”

Flooding in town

Less than two weeks ago there was a really bad flood in another corner of the island after some insanely heavy raining. That flooding claimed 10 lives, whereof a 5 year old boy and his mother among the victims. The poor boy’s body was found just days ago. A terrible story that still brings tears to my eyes.

Today flooding struck again, this time closer to home. Continue reading “Flooding in town”

Why the women’s competitive freediving is so much more exciting than the men’s

In this year’s Vertical Blue competition it became very clear that if you want excitement, unpredictability and fierce competition it’s the women that will provide it. Continue reading “Why the women’s competitive freediving is so much more exciting than the men’s”