26th Annual Blue Water Meet & Raffle

July 24th, 2021

First Light - 5:00 PM

Dana Landing, Mission Bay

This is the 26th annual San Diego Freedivers Blue Water Meet. This spearfishing competition is our premier event. Every year, we have 50-80 divers compete to determine who is the best blue water diver in Southern California This is a single-day/single-fish meet. There are two categories of fish entries. First, is the pelagic fish category. Typically yellowtail, dorado, or white seabass take home the trophy. Second is the reef fish category. Large sheephead, calico bass or other species qualify for this category and usually take home an award.


  • Largest single fish (by weight) wins the 1st Place award, plus name and catch engraved on our perpetual trophy. Largest fish in the reef fish category will win an award.
  • Divers may enter the water at first-light the morning of the competition and must have fish submitted to be weighed by 5PM; entries not submitted by the 5PM deadline will be disqualified.
  • Only one fish entry per contestant.
  • Spearguns and pole spears only.
  • Freediving only . . . no tanks, hooks, nets, traps, or bang sticks may be used to capture fish.
  • Diver must personally load gun, shoot fish and retrieve fish. Retrieval on scuba is allowed only if necessary for safety.
  • Contest fish are limited to legal species and sizes as defined by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations. Diver’s must possess all required licensing and certification required by the area of jurisdiction (i.e. divers in Mexico must possess all required licenses)
  • Specifically excluded from this contest are sharks, rays, sunfish (molas), broadbill swordfish, black seabass, and groupers.
  • All entrants must submit a completed and signed Registration/Release of Liability form with payment.


Dana Landing Gas Dock, Mission Bay, San Diego.


This year due to COVID-19 and California's regulations, the timeline will be much different:
  • Competition begins: divers may enter the water at First Light
  • Weigh-ins: Begin at 2PM and END @ 5PM SHARP at Dana Landing Gas Dock
  • Awards and Raffle happening after weigh-ins @ approximately 5:30-6:00PM


This year due to COVID-19 and California's regulations, the raffle will be much different this year: Raffle will be virtual held Wednesday evening September 16th at 7:30pm via live video stream. Winners need not be present or in attendance.
  • Raffle tickets will be sold for $1.50 a ticket (minimum 10) via paypal between now and September 5th. September 6 and on cost is $2 per ticket (minimum of 10) via Paypal. We need their email, phone # and name with all payments.
  • Optionally, you may purchase tickets with cash during the weigh-ins. So bring cash to the weigh ins.
  • Cutoff to purchase raffle tickets is Monday Sept 14th 11:59 pm
  • Rather than individual boxes for each prize, prizes will be lumped into larger categories. Further information will be provided to all participants the weekend of Sept 12th on allocation of tickets.
  • Raffle prizes will be brought to Sept meeting for distribution to winners.

To purchase raffle tickets, please go to the following: www.sandiegofreedivers.com/raffle


Please contact:
  • Paul Le, Event Coordinator: eventcoordinator@sandiegofreedivers.com or
  • Volker Hoehne, President: president@sandiegofreedivers.com


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