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Chris Coates
Works at Coatesman's Spearfishing Safaris
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Brilliant series on filming spearfishing and gopro tips and tricks.
Gopro Tips and Tricks with Richard Leonard  Over the last year the In The Zone director of spearfishing videography Richard Leonard has been writing articles for the Ultimate Spearfishing Magazines Behind The Lens Series. Her...
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Shoaling Hammerheads
I recently got back from a dive trip in Mozambique where I dived this one place with loads of sharks. The one spot had hundreds of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks down between 25-30m. You could not see them from the surface but once you got down below the shoals...
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2014 South African National Spearfishing Championships Results
2014 National Spearfishing Champ Charlie Mayburg The last days competition started off with the top 5 places very close together. At the weigh in there were some surprises, and the top guys all seemed to have done well. It was any ones guess what the final ...
The last days competition started off with the top 5 places very close together. At the weigh in there were some surprises, and the top guys all seemed to have done well. It was any ones guess what the final placings would be. We all with great anticipation waited throughout the day and then all ...
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2014 Port Elizabeth Spearfishing Nations Day 2
SA National Spearfishing Championships  Once again Day 2 started out with awesome weather with a nice winter’s chill in the air. Nevertheless the guys were all in good spirits and anxious to get back into the water again after having had a break for 2 days ...
Once again Day 2 started out with awesome weather with a nice winter's chill in the air. Nevertheless the guys were all in good spirits and anxious to get back into the water again after having had a break for 2 days due to unfavourable weather conditions. Unfortunately as we all got out there ...
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The dangers of spearing Sailfish
Angry sailfish attacking spearfisherman I recently watched a video Sailfish Attacks Cameraman  were a friend of mine gets on the wrong side of a very upset sailfish. He was filming a fishing show and the fisherman on the ski foul hooked the sailfish. Grant ...
I recently watched a video Sailfish Attacks Cameraman were a friend of mine gets on the wrong side of a very upset sailfish. He was filming a fishing show and the fisherman on the ski foul hooked the sailfish. Grant jumped into the water to get the action underwater and the sailfish being hooked ...
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Best Spearfishing Birthday Present Ever
Click to watch this epic grand final At the end of last year I had the privilege of taking Patrice Etlin on an epic spearfishing adventure for his 50th Birthday. No one could have in their wildest dreams have imagined the magical ending they had. It was inc...
At the end of last year I had the privilege of taking Patrice Etlin on an epic spearfishing adventure for his 50th Birthday. No one could have in their wildest dreams have imagined the magical ending they had. It was incredibly special and it was awesome just to have been part of the whole thing ...
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Top GoPro Setups, Tips and Tricks for Spearfishing
Gopro Tips and Tricks with Richard Leonard  Over the last year the In The Zone director of spearfishing videography Richard Leonard has been writing articles for the Ultimate Spearfishing Magazines Behind The Lens Series . Here he covers all the secrets of ...
Gopro Tips and Tricks with Richard Leonard  Over the last year the In The Zone director of spearfishing videography Richard Leonard has been writing articles for the Ultimate Spearfishing Magazines Behind The Lens Series. Her...
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Back to Spearfishing at Home.
My 35kg welcome home present. Over the last 4 months I have not blogged much, I took 3 months off spearfishing to do a Commercial dive ticket. But I am back and starting to get wet again, so you guys can stop sending me love/hate mail for not blogging :-) Y...
Over the last 4 months I have not blogged much, I took 3 months off spearfishing to do a Commercial dive ticket. But I am back and starting to get wet again, so you guys can stop sending me love/hate mail for not blogging :-) Yesterday was my first dive here back home since May!
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2014 Port Elizabeth Spearfishing Nations Final Day
The third and final day of the PE Spearfishing National Championships 2014 had to be one of the best competition dive days that Port Elizabeth has ever seen.  It was an absolutely mind blowing morning with a light offshore breeze, beautiful flat seas and a ...
The third and final day of the PE Spearfishing National Championships 2014 had to be one of the best competition dive days that Port Elizabeth has ever seen. It was an absolutely mind blowing morning with a light offshore breeze, beautiful flat seas and a lovely sunrise to start the day and the ...
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2014 Port Elizabeth Spearfishing Nations Day 1
Day 1 Leader Charlie Myburgh This year’s nationals in PE got off to a great start! We have a really good attendance this year with 8 teams participating in the competition, with a nice surprise in that EP represented a Veteran’s team as well. We had the re ...
This year's nationals in PE got off to a great start! We have a really good attendance this year with 8 teams participating in the competition, with a nice surprise in that EP represented a Veteran's team as well. We had the re appearance of the Western Province teams which was super encouraging ...
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Mozam Miracle Spearfishing Web Series
After a number of weeks on the editing desk the complete 3 part 'Mozam Miracle' series is  complete. This was a trip that the ITZ team put together for Patrice Etlin from Brazil for his 50th Birthday. He wanted a spearfishing trip of a life time and also wa...
After a number of weeks on the editing desk the complete 3 part 'Mozam Miracle' series is  complete. This was a trip that the ITZ team put together for Patrice Etlin from Brazil for his 50th Birthday. He wanted a spearfishing...
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Mozambique Miracle Spearfishing Episode 2
Here is the second episode in the epic Mozam Miracle Series. Here  Richard 'Snoek' Leonard lands his personal best
Dog Tooth Tuna, and also takes time out to share some of his secrets on filming
spearfishing with a GoPro camera. If you missed the first kill...
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Occupation
Magazine editor, Spearfishing shop owner, Pro Spearfishing Guide and Underwater Photographer
Employment
  • Coatesman's Spearfishing Safaris
    Owner, present
  • Ultimate Spearfishing Magazine
    Magazine editor, Spearfishing shop owner, present
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Ballito
Previously
Monzi
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Spearfishing and Underwater Photography are my life. I Co own a Spearfishing magazine and spearfishing guide for a living.
Introduction
3rd generation waterman, loves surfing, spearfishing, stand up paddle boarding, underwater photography and filming. Currently owns a Spearfishing magazine and has a small dive shop. 
Education
  • Uthongathi
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