Blue Water Meet w/ Form

Saturday August 19, 2017

First Light - 4:00 PM

This annual spearfishing competition is our premier event. Every year, we have over 40 divers compete to determine who is the greatest 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. This event is not only a competition, it is also an opportunity to meet other divers, hang out and eat food. The San Diego Freedivers also have an annual raffle in conjunction with the Blue Water Meet where our sponsors donate some outstanding prizes! Rules:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Boundaries are within a 40-mile radius from the Shelter Island Boat Ramp except north to the San Diego/Orange County line within State waters (3 mi.).
  • All entrants must submit a completed and signed Registration/Release of Liability form with payment.
  • Divers who are approved by the event’s coordinator, volunteer to set-up and work the Blue Water Meet may dive the day before following the same rules and deadlines.
For any questions contact Volker Hoehne, President: or Mario Gattuso, Event Coordinator: