_BV15308 2I am a saltwater addict, a father, and an active duty member of the United States Coast Guard. As a child, I had the unique opportunity to sail throughout Florida, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico with my family. During those years, I learned to SCUBA dive, freedive and spearfish with primitive gear. My passion for spearfishing really developed when I was transferred to Clearwater, Florida. I began hunting with a Rob Allen speargun and learning different techniques in poor visibility. I also refined my freediving with an intermediate Immersion Freediving course. Fortunately, my duty also includes frequent missions to the Bahamas, where I take every opportunity to spearfish on my days off. I am most at home in Bahamian waters hunting with a polespear and Hawaiian sling.