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This is where you will find my opinions and reviews of guns, gear, equipment and other items (usually stuff I own since I don't rate swag yet).

Mon7Jun2010

4th Annual Blue Wild - June 5-6, 2010

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | June 07, 2010 | Print
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4th Annual Blue Wild - June 5-6, 2010
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This past weekend, I finally got to go to The Blue Wild dive expo. After 3 years of everybody telling me about it and not being around to get to go to it, the stars finally aligned and I was able to check it out. Unfortunately, it meant missing out on 5-10mph winds and less than 1' seas inside the reef, but there were other reasons I couldn't get out this weekend, so I figured I would take advantage to check it out and possibly win something from the raffle to boot (I won't keep you in suspense, I didn't)!

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Tue30Mar2010

FII Level 1 Freediving Course

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | March 30, 2010 | Print
review, FII, freediving
FII Level 1 Freediving Course
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Over the weekend of March 27th & 28th I took the Level 1 Freediving course offered by FII (Freediving Instructors International) at their Headquarters in Pompano Beach FL. FII was started by Martin Stepanek, a multiple time freediving world record holder. The Level 1 curriculum is taught over a 2 day course. The first day is classroom and pool based and spans almost 9 hours. This course is designed for beginning freedivers and is supposed to get novice divers to a depth of 66 feet.…

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Fri12Feb2010

Feb 2010 - Camera Mount

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | February 12, 2010 | Print
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Feb 2010 - Camera Mount
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Believe it or not my latest addition to my spearguns is not one for shooting fish (well at least not shooting to kill them). But it hopefully will help others watch online what I love to do underwater. I have made a camera mount for my Riffe Euro guns. This mount will fit on any Euro that has the reel inserts (basically all of them). It was terribly simple to make. The only fairly tricky part was putting together the actual mount screw for the camera tripod mount itself.…

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Sat30Jan2010

March 2009 - Euro 120 Reel

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | January 30, 2010 | Print
March 2009 - Euro 120 Reel
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It didn't take me long to finish rigging up the 120 with a new reel and 2.2mm dyneema line. Unfortunately as of now (Apr 2009), I haven't had an opportunity to get into the blue water to put this new toy through its paces. I am definitely jones'ing to give it a try! I am also working on making my own flashers for use in blue water. I have been watching these being used on a few spearfishing shows and their reasoning seems sound for their success. They didn't seem too hard to make, so I decided to make my own so I can customize it any way I want without worrying about ruining something I've purchased (it's usually…

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Sat30Jan2010

September 2008 - New Euro 120

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Bob Diaz | SpearViews | January 30, 2010 | Print
riffe, speargun, euro, review
September 2008 - New Euro 120
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I finally bit the bullet and decided to sell my No-Ka-Oi. It had gotten next to no use in the time I had owned it and it seemed a shame to have it just sit there so I Ebay'd it. With the funds from that sale, I invested in a gun that is a little more multi-purpose (at least that is how I convinced myself to get it :). I was extremely torn among 3 choices. I was considering the Euro 120, 120x and 130. After a couple of weeks of deliberation and a lot of flip-flopping, I decided on the Euro 120. Although I was extremely tempted to get the 130 and the price difference really wasn't a…

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