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Forum: General Freediving Area 03-24-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,338
Posted By Matt Gent
Open Eustachian Tubes after hard exercise

OK this is tangentially related to freediving but this is the only audience I know that is consciously aware of their Eustachian Tubes.

I've always been able to hands-free clear / use the Frenzel...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 09-13-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 996
Posted By Matt Gent
REEF Lionfish Derby Sep 14 Key Largo

A few of us from Palm Beach Freedivers will be participating in the lionfish derby tomorrow out of Key Largo.

Will anyone else here be attending?

If you won't be participating, and have any...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 06-21-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,541
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Shark Night - Palm Beach Freedivers - June 21, 2012

Great job tonight- well prepared and informative speakers. Thanks to the club for setting it up and Florida Freedivers for hosting.
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 02-16-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,275
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: wpb report 2-15-12 cobia

What has the bottom temp been lately?
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 01-13-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,855
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: GoPro mounting suggestions

For the head, are you guys just using the GoPro head strap mount? Does it interfere with your mask at all?
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 04-11-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Looking for Jupiter viz report today!!

Yesterday morning, ~15' in 20' of water, and 30' in 70' of water. Temp low-mid 70s.
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 01-29-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,745
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Jupiter FII Level 1 Freediving Course January, 29-30, 2011!!!

What opportunities are there for people who have taken only the Level I course to practice? I would go tomorrow but I have not taken the Level II course yet.
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 04-09-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Looking for 2 freedivers for Friday 04-10 Jupiter Area

I've been looking for people to freedive with in this area, and the weather is looking good. I've got a 17' skiff also.

Unfortunately it looks like I just blew out my knee playing soccer, MRI is...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 02-22-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: apnea training, jupiter

I don't know if I'm as serious about it as you are, but I work less than a mile from North County Pool and would be interested maybe once a week. Wanting to get a little stronger before summer.
...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 02-17-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: First Flounder 2/15/09

Based on the public data the one we caught was ~8yrs old. It was maybe 9 or 10lbs tops. The world record, also FL state record, is 20lb 9oz. A co-worker of mine has caught some larger ones, but I...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 02-16-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: First Flounder 2/15/09

They are around, have gotten a 28" one in Jupiter. Typical size is 16-22".

More prevalent in the fall though.
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 09-20-2008, 02:03 PM
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Views: 829
Posted By Matt Gent
9/20 - St Lucie / Jupiter freediving - no viz

Tried freediving today, from a few miles north of St Lucie all the way down to Jupiter inlet, from nearshore to ~50', visibility was 0-5'. Had a good boat ride anyways.

We did spot a bunch of...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 09-17-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Palm Beach Freedivers meeting 9/15 7:30pm (@ Gander Mtn)

Somehow I mis-read and thought this meeting was Wednesday night. Do you guys have a website or email list to get on? I'd like to find more people to go with (or to come on my boat). New to...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 09-04-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By Matt Gent
Saturday Sep 6

Forecast is for West wind and 2' or less seas.

Is there any chance of decent visibility, between the storms and all the runoff? Anywhere between Ft. Pierce and Palm Beach, maybe Boynton.
...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 08-18-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,465
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: hogs

http://bonefish.rsmas.miami.edu/femar/Publications/hogfish_stock_assessment_2003.pdf

2003 stock report recommends an immediate min size increase to 20".

Freediving in the Keys, 40' and less, we...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 08-03-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,164
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Long Key Patches: Swimming with the Cudas. (Image Intensive)

Anyone know what those concrete pads are? I see a lot of them around on the bottom near the reef. Typically 3' x 8' x 6"
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 07-21-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,378
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Some saturday Key Largo action

So you guys let the boat drift, with nobody in it? Is this a relatively unpopulated area you are in?

I've wondered about doing it this way, since I'm usually out with only one other guy, and...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-08-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Ft. Pierce Saturday

PM Sent.

Anyone else in the area, I'm game for any weekend and many weekdays (early). Have a boat but it just ate a piston.
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 05-02-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,088
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: largo 4-26 the day that never ended

Freediving or scuba, and what depth?
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 04-15-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Want to kayak fish

I'm in PSL too. Getting more into spearfishing & freediving, want to get out more this summer.

Keep in mind there is no spearfishing in the protected zone south of the inlet.
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 04-15-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,180
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Speargun ques

I'll add a few questions here...

-What makes a euro gun a euro gun (other than the obvious, where its made)? Found lots of references but not definition.

-Does the Rob Allen 110 float? Are...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 02-27-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: South florida freedive day?

I've got a 17' skiff if the weather is good (2' or less), can trailer anywhere. Or if its Key Largo my freedive buddy has a 23' SeaCraft.
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 02-27-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Don't care if did not shoot a fish...but got to ride on a manta (devil ray) today

A friend and I swam with one off of Jupiter Island for about an hour in early January. It was just hanging around the spot, would come and swim right up and over us on the bottom. It was maybe 6-7'...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 02-27-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,935
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: Gags are still in town!

Saw you guys at the dock taking pictures just as we were heading out for the afternoon. My dog decided your catch looked good and jumped in the water at the ramp heading for your boat!

Also...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 02-14-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By Matt Gent
Re: South florida freedive day?

Relatively new to freediving and looking to improve. I'm in PSL. I'd be in for a dive day.
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