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The Helldiver's Rodeo : A Deadly, Extreme, Scuba-Diving, Spear Fishing Adventure Amid the Offshore Oil-platforms in the Murky Waters of the Gulf of Mexico - Humberto Fontova

The Helldiver's Rodeo

A Deadly, Extreme, Scuba-Diving, Spear Fishing Adventure Amid the Offshore Oil-platforms in the Murky Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

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Published: 24th April 2001
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An account of some of the wildest, most extreme sportsmen in recent memory, The Helldivers' Rodeo introduces a group of New Orleans scuba-diving clubs that dive from off-shore oil platforms in order to spear the giant fish that congregate around these artificial barrier reefs. Armed only with spear-guns, polyester dive-suits from the disco era, and a drunken sense of invulnerability, the members of different scuba/fishing clubs get together annually to compete. The winner, at the end of the week-long contest, will have bagged the biggest (and frequently deadliest) fish. Past winners include a 138 lb. amberjack fish speared by John Hagman in 1993; a 495 lb. sand tiger shark nailed by Stan Smith in '94; and a 127 lb. yellowfin tuna skewered by David Dauzat in '98.

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Down and Tangledp. 17
Heading Outp. 34
Sharkbaitp. 55
The Dog and Pony Showp. 80
To the Bottomp. 97
Haulin' 'Em Upp. 113
Breton Island Interludep. 124
Chunks of Fleshp. 147
Breton Island Blastp. 162
Into the Bluep. 186
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ISBN: 9780871319364
ISBN-10: 0871319365
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 24th April 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.45