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July 10, 2018

This years Nationals were held in Clearwater Florida and hosted by the Florida Skin Divers Association. It was relatively close to home with familiar fish and conditions. The National Championship moves around the country each year on a 4 - 5 year regional rotation depending on which clubs are willing to put in the massive effort to host them. It was last hosted by FSDA back in 2015, where I competed and finished 5th individual.  I was both excited and nervous to be back in “home” waters again. This year, I was diving with my girlfriend, Sam Mase, as my partner in the mixed division. The 2018 event presented some new challenges and some very welcome advantages.

I was coming fresh off a very unexpected first place win in 2017 in Northern California. Something about winning once makes anything less than a first place finish just another loss. I had a lot of pressure on me this year. Not really from sponsors, family, or friends but really only put there from myself. Even though it was held...

April 4, 2018

Photos by: Kristofer Landers

When Toby Silverman invited me to Taco Tuesday a few days after returning from three months of travel, I couldn’t really say no. I hadn’t seen anyone yet and even though 1 o’clock tacos was more like my breakfast time, I rallied and met them at Tijuana Flats. So much of life is simply being in the right place at the right time to get the invite. KC Scott, Toby, and Travis were discussing the weekends plans to dive some deep gulf wreck. KC must have seen me drooling over the opportunity to see what lives 70 miles out in the gulf. He said maybe I could come if the other dude backed out. He emphasized this was a Huk shoot to film him filming things and show where he gets his inspiration from. Fishing would be involved. The line kind. I didn’t care, I was stoked. 

He called a few days later to say I was in. I broke out my old variable rig from Greece and went gun shopping at Florida Freedivers. My first real spear gun was a Rob Allen 120 green handle. My first dr...

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