My favorite spot is the one I’ve never dove before, where the unexpected lives. I do love diving the deep blue water around Azores Islands, it’s full of BIG surprises. Maybe one day I’ll find a favorite spot. Until then I’ll have fun looking for it.
This is the one question to which I should have a concise answer. But I don’t! I take so much out of each and every moment. The calm and clear focus of carefully preparing my equipment and the plan for a specific dive; the exciting anxiety before the dive; the muted thrill from the adrenaline rush of the hunt; the liberating happiness of a successful catch and the overwhelming disappointment of a unsuccessful one; the simply pure pleasure of fixing and cooking my own catch. Finally, the comfort of self pride from getting to share my effort and passion with family and friends. Above all, I would say that the most joy comes from the powerful sense of accomplishment at the end of the day, knowing this is what defines me.
Top 5 fish accomplishments?
Bigeye Tuna 110,1kg (242,7lbs) – Current World Record
Yellowfin Tuna 74kg (163lb)
Yellowfin Tuna 64kg (141lb)
Wahoo 30kg (66lb)
Lesser Amberjack 6,4kg (14,1lb) – Current World Record