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NIGHT SEA - JOURNEY

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We stood in the panga at the river mouth of the island, looking East, where the home port was, 50 miles of open ocean away.  The wind was blowing directly from the east and I could see solid white caps to the horizon. We could not stay in the river which offered a great safe place for the night. The AeroNaval police put the river off limits… I knew our trip would be like the mythical night-sea journey, a descent into Hell


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TRIGGERITIS

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Greg and I talked and have agreed that now, we have enough fish, the cooler is full, and we shoot only, if a Much larger fish, gives one of us a perfect shot.  But will this be remembered? ...


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TOW-IN SPEARFISHING

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RUNAWAY !—- I only had one hand on Greg’s new underwater scooter and it was out of control as it hauled me backwards in a tight circle so quickly that I could not get my other hand around to grab it. If I let go, it might power to the bottom in 140 feet of water and be lost. I could not see where I was going and then I heard it crash into the panga that was waiting to pick us up. It ricocheted off the panga, still dragging me backward and then powered, nose first into Michelle’s left rib cage, with a thud. As it hit her, she collapsed in the water and let the gun go. I knew immediately that with the weight and speed hitting her in such a fragile area, some ribs were probably broken…


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A SPEARFISHERS SACRED MOMENT

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Time stops, and nothing else exists.  All the forces of the universe have come together in perfect order at this moment, and I am in awe, spellbound, by this precise, pure, point in time. My brain photographs this instant, click, knowing this will never exist again.  I start to swing my gun. I give thanks for this blessing, and rest in this spearfisher’s sacred moment, until a noise brings me back into the world.—- BAM—-  My shot was almost perfect, and I thought the fish was stoned, and then he roared off into the blue…


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“Los Hombres Ranas, guerreros del oceano”

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“Los Hombres-Ranas, Guerreros del Mar”

Quizás el apelativo con el cual se designaban estos combatientes submarinos no sea del todo exuberante o halagador debido a que fue concebido en los tempranos anos 1940 y tal vez su origen sea a causa del aspecto de aquellas primitivas aletas de goma que ciertamente se llamaban “patas de rana”. En esta época muy poco era conocido sobre el submarinismo.

Remontándonos a la historia descubrimos que ya existían guerreros submarinos desde tiempos muy remotos.
Algunos antiguos grabados del 900 A.C. en piedra asirios (Mesopotamia y presentemente Irak) muestran hombres sumergidos y ataviados de…

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50 POUNDS AT 50 MILES AN HOUR

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The silver, pointed, razor toothed missile was coming straight at me faster than a speedboat. It was crazed, panicked, with Michelle’s spear tip toggled through its midsection, and trailing the spear next to its sleek, streamlined body. Behind that, it was trailing Greg’s new heavy wooden speargun that had been violently jerked out of Michelle’s hands. The crescent tail was beating the water so forcefully and so rapidly that it was propelling the wahoo at high speed, leaving a thick jet stream trail of bubbles and foam behind…


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