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Chris Coates - Spearfishing  PRO SPEARFISHING GUIDE 🏝MADA & MOZAM🏝 ~HECS AQUATIC~ Intl Spearfishing Academy 🔻COATESMANS FLASHER DISCS🔻 🔻WHITE LIGHTENING BEARINGS🔻

Working on 3 different color schemes with @roballenspearfishing for unique carbon barrel sprays.
3 combos are:
Blue & Purple
Red & Purple
Green & Blue

What do you guys think?
#coatesmans #speargun #carbonspeargun #roballen #customspray

Just got back from one the craziest adventures I have been on in a long time.
@enriqueuntiedt took the @spearjunkies to his remote Spearfishing getaway near the Panama and Columbian boarder. The goal was to try get a big Cubera and Rooster. The warm water and rainy season had set in and hunting Cubera was all done below 25m. The depth and unfamiliar conditions made for challenging diving. The ocean floor profile and terrain was insane. You could be on a 18m bump the size of bus that sores out of 60 or more meters. Even on the shore line you could be 5m from the side and dive to 25m! It’s like an underwater Jurassic Park. Above the water it was much the same. The craziest jungle and tall trees with just epic water falls all over the place.
@crisdillon did not get the giant Cubera he was after but some great AJ’s including a brut 30kg donkey shot at 29m. Along with a whole bunch of PBs and new species Jaque was epic. Will be back for sure.
1. Cris and about smarted Cubera.
2. Boss 30k AJ shot on a deep pinnacle. Cris had to pull so hard to stop the fish going into structure that the line on the reel bit into itself and jammed. Fortunately he was connected to a belt reel so was able to release and head for the surface before it became to much of a problem. 👊💥
3. Me foto bombing Cris and Enrique at one of the waterfalls.
4. Some more great AJ’s
5. The small village of Jaque and the river we launched out of every day. There are only 3 cars in the town and no road to the house we stayed in.
6. The neat little beachfront jungle cottage that was home.
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#underwater #fishing #fish #freediving #freedive #freediver #ocean #dive #diving  #roballen #spearo #boating #pescasub #apnea #boatlife #sharks #fishinglife #offshore #saltwaterfishing #reef #underwaterphotography

This 👹 Devilfish 🐟 Rodeo to Madagascar was soooo much fun. This is my annual west coast run from the Barren islands 🏝to Castor Banks. This was a serious case of the young bull 🐮… @halajlan vs the old bulls …. @boumajed77 & @ymalmalki. Lots of bets, banter and tom foolery went down, the only time we were not laughing was when we were holding out breaths🙊.
As always there was a bit of friendly competition… just a bit. This trip there were loads of 30-40kg fish with the odd tank causing through the action. Picking your fish and making the shot count 🎯is easier said than done, even when the damn things are on the surface. Then one morning the the old bull @ymalmalki strolls out gets in the water with the 1300 double roller amidst the chaos of a Couta and Doggie wrangle and picks off the fish of the trip. Boom 👊💥just like that!
Young bull @halajlan came back with fire putting in a couple great stone 🎯shots. But unfortunately a good size Black Marlin and tank doggie that did not get landed will be on replay every night for the next few weeks or months🤣🤣🤣🤣
#madagascar #spearfishing #charters #coatesmans #evolve #hecs #dogtoothtuna #devilfishrodeo

Who says I am not a tree 🌲hugger #boabab #morondava #madagascar

@spearjunkies 🎥 episode one is going to be off the hook. @crisdillon got another Black Marlin ... this time on a reel gun. The fight was epic, striping beltreels and towing the guys 5km. 📸 @africanspearfishingdiaries
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A serious throw back to magical time. Ascension was still relatively off the radar, and after a week of big fish everyday. The last half was mostly spent just watching 100kg fish swim past, and island exploring.
Not sure why I never posted this pic, but its probably one of my ALL TIME favourite pictures. @mjkqatar was on the surface and was hand feeding 100kg Yellowfin Tuna. I was shooting with a strobe to fill in the light on the fish. This meant that I could only shoot one frame at a time, and limited to 125th of sec. Out of the piles of misses or botch foots this one came out.
There is a subtle speed blur on the tunas head, with is not ideal. But does give the pic a sense of motion. The rest of the fishes body is sharp and crisp down to the scales. MJK is behind just in arms reach, with clouds and seagulls as a backdrop.
I am not sure a video would have captured this moment in quite the same way.
#ascension #spearfishing #yellowfintuna #underwaterphotography #polosub #coatesmans #handfeed #ascensionisland #spearfish #tuna #gianttuna #nogun

Great waves this past weekend. Had fun going back to the 5’6 ✌️keel fin “Mistress” .... I think I am done with thrusters📸 @charles_southwood

What an epic adventure! Just got back from a long weekend strike ✈️ mission into Panama 🇵🇦 with good mates @mjkqatar & @ryanmyers_expeditions
What an amazing place with so many places to dive and different fish options. 3 days diving was just nowhere near enough. I think you need months 🤣. We chased some tuna got some and saw even bigger ones. Hunted some Cuberas in the murky thermocline, they were there but a bit to difficult in the low vis. What that place must be like when it is cleaner 😱
Next time some smaller guns and more time. Panama you beautiful place I will be back.
Thanks Dan Sanchez for the amazing time.
P.S when an African and Arab and a Gringo go to Panama for the weekend the US 🇺🇸 customs in Miami want to know why rubber 🧤#rubberglovetreatment #spearfishing #panama #panamaspearfishing #coatesmans #hecsaquatic #getcloser

Just got back from one of the most insane places on this beautiful earth. Makes you appreciate how awesome a place we live in and that we need more untouched places .... not less. Very appreciative of #earthday 🌎
#djimavicpro #panama #panamaspearfishing #airialphotography

Super fun afternoon out with @spearfishing2qatar and the guys from Oman @sursw & @diveroman
Lots of smaller fish around but I was battling to find a good one. Finally got one when it was almost dark. The guys were already on the boat taking pics when I shot mine. See last pic. #coatesmans #spearfishing #spearing #speargun #underwater #fishing #fish #freediving #freedive #freediver #ocean #dive #diving #roballen #spearo #boating #pescasub #apnea #boatlife #sharks #fishinglife #offshore #saltwaterfishing #reef #qatar #dab

It is such a privilege to be doing 2 talks at the @thebluewildexpo next weekend. It is probably the only place in the world where guys get a platform to share their ideas and knowledge on Spearfishing . So to be a part of this is just such a huge honor. Thank you @sheri.daye 🙏😁.
I will be talking about my travels ✈️ and what I have learnt over the years. This should be fun... and I will also be doing a workshop sesh on rollerguns. This is something I am just so passionate about and can’t wait to share.
Check the schedule .. swipe right
#bluewildexpo2018 #coatesmans #spearedapparel #hecsaquatic #spearfishing #rollerguns

My annual pilgrimage to Qatar 🇶🇦 bearing good fruit. This is from the second drift of the afternoon. Too much fun.. thanks @spearfishing2qatar & @dralkhanji for the good times. #coatesmans #spearfishing #spearing #speargun #underwater #fishing #fish #freediving #freedive #freediver #ocean #dive #diving #roballen #spearo #boating #pescasub #apnea #boatlife #sharks #fishinglife #offshore #saltwaterfishing #reef #underwaterphotography

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