The complete reference to
bluewater spearfishing while freediving:
Coffeetable (8 1/2 x 11) 224 pages, 65 color plates, glossary and
What readers say:
Los Angeles Times: Pete Thomas,
"Maas has drawn on his experiences, and those of others, to
publish a book BlueWater Hunting and Freediving, that describes the beautiful but
dangerous world in which he and his fellow divers hunt."
International Freediving and Spearfishing news: Barry
"Given a resurgent popularity in freediving and
spearfishing, BlueWater Hunting and Freediving by the master Terry Maas, is both
timely and welcome. Full-color photos and profiles on sharks and twelve separate gamefish
fire the imagination while invaluable information on physiology, equipment, survival and
ethics serve to enlighten practiced divers as well as newcomers. Never before has the
sport been addressed with such authority!"
Revista Nautica (Brazil): Luiz Antonio Pereira editor,
"I do not have adjectives to describe it: it is FANTASTIC! I
have a well-supplied library about spearfishing and your book is by far the best I have
The Divers and Watersportsman Library (England),
"The book is magnificentwhat more can I say"
Underwater Society of America, President: Michael Gower,
"Recognized worldwide as a master of bluewater hunting,
Terry Maas shares secrets learned by hundreds of divers over decades. Their personal
experiences lead readers through exciting adventures in the open-water environment. This
book will give novice and experienced divers new eyes with which to view a seldom-seen
part of our world. Whether hunting with a camera or a speargun, this s a must-read for
those who seek the ultimate in self reliance and personal challenge."
Western Outdoor News: Pat McDonell
"Maas, four-time national spearfishing champion and holder
of world records for a 398-pound bluefin tuna shot at Bajas Guadalupe Island, and a
255-pound yellowfin tuna taken at San Benedicto Island, recounts his experiences with
sharks, manta rays and billfish, as well as the advice and exploits of other top
freedivers in pursuit of yellowtail, white seabass, wahoo and, get this, blue marlin to
760 poundsthe biggest bluewater game ever taken by a freediver! Talk about
Photographers and Photojournalists:
"Its a wonderful and unusual book. The graphic on page
94 (showing relative take of fish by spearfishers) says it all when it comes to the ethics
and nobility of spearfishing."
James D. Watt
"You put together a fantastic book that I know will be the
classic work on bluewater diving."
"As a writer and photographer, I am awed by you book. I have
some idea of what it took for you to accomplish this project with its superb photos and
illustrations, and the tales and lore of your written words is of great value to me."
email@example.com from Leucadia, California, 06/30/98
"Best book of its kind. I've only moved "off the
shelf" and into the blue this year, having used a sling since childhood. Had I read
this book earlier I would have had many more years' experience by now. It covers a range
of topics and is well illustrated. A good practical guide to the sport spiced with enough
of the sort of chilling (sharks, line tangles, blackout) and inspiring (marlin hunters,
jewfish hunted by sound alone, bluefin rocketing by at 50 mph) story-talk to captivate
even my nondiving friends. I've read many of these stories out loud to hushed circles of
friends. The comments on safety are reasonable and reflect a good respect for those who've
lived a life in the water. A good job all round; I look forward to Terry's next."
firstname.lastname@example.org from New Zealand, 04/28/98
"A well presented and fact full book with some great photos.
I enjoyed the content of this book as it is a topic I'm familiar with (why else read a
book like this?). This book has some wonderful photos and very good factual, helpful,
text. It has very good mixture of stories and technical information on freediving and
could be easily used as a handbook for someone starting the sport."
email@example.com from New Zealand, 03/10/98
"A must for Free Divers and Spear Fisherfolk. Terry presents
his considerable expertise in an understandable and highly readable format. Great
illustrations, advise from equipment to great fishing spots to diving medicine. My Dive
Buddy and I have both read the book and put much of what we learnt into practice - surely
the mark of a great book!"