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Although the name may suggest otherwise, Hawaii Skin Diver is global in scope, featuring Freedive / Spearfishing adventures from every corner of the globe. Through our magazine, TV show, and website, HSD offers a glimpse into the underwater world, the divers lifestyle, and our unique culture.

For divers - by divers, HSD welcomes you to share in this online experience. The right side of this page contains content posted by the Hawaii Skin Diver staff. While the HSD Community on the left, belongs to YOU. Feel free to participate in the HSD Forum, display your catch in the Photo Gallery or showcase your adventures in the Video Gallery.

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Gene Higa Tournament 2012

We will not have Fantasy Spearfishing this year because we want to try something new: The Best GoPro Footage of the 2012 Gene Higa Competition The winner will receive: 2 Round Trip Tickets onboard Go! Mokulele Entry Deadline: * All entries must be loaded onto the HSD Facebook page by midnight, June 2, 2012 (HST). [...]

Sonny Tanabe book signing 2/18

Sonny Tanabe book signing @ Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall this Saturday (2/18) from 1pm-2pm. Meet and have your personal book copy signed by legendary spearfisherman and waterman Sonny Tanabe. Who: Author Sonny Tanabe “The Evolution of Freediving & History of Spearfishing in Hawaii What: Book Signing When: Saturday, Feb. 18 @ 1pm-2pm Where: Barnes [...]

Blue Water University

Come spearfish the Blue Water and reefs of southern Baja and learn from Dennis’s vast experience His credentials speak for themselves! 4 time mens US national champion 2 time pacific coast champion 2 time IBSRC world cup champion Member USA mens team world championships Chile 2004 Creator of World Cup Invitational $950 usd + tax [...]

The Future of Honu Management (Get involved)

Who: Fishers Forum Hawaii What: Discussing options for managing the Hawaiian green sea turtle. When: June 16, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm Where:  Elks Club 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Validated Parking On Site Enjoy refreshments, informational booths, family activities and prizes from POP Fishing and Marine, Nico’s at Pier 38, Hawaii Fishing News and Others. (Click [...]

2011 Fantasy Spearfishing

Fantasy Spearfishing is for the Largest Fish (Team) in both the Speargun and 3-prong Division of the 2011 Gene Higa Memorial Spearfishing Tournament which will be held on May 21, 2011. Pick the team you think will win the largest fish category. Then, guess the total weight of their winning catch. That’s it! If your [...]

Hawaii Skin Diver Wins “Best of Show” at Pele Awards

On April 23, The Hawaii Skin Diver Magazine that was chosen for Best of Show, Design, was cited for its “outstanding design throughout” by judges who had reviewed numerous editions of the magazine and said it was “beautifully done, to every last detail.” HSD also captured Pele Awards for Publication Design –Series & Accepting Advertising [...]


  • Posted: April 1, 2011
    Kawale’a Record (Women’s)

    NAME: Andrea Kawabata LOCATION: South Point, Hawaii DATE: 03.29.11 WEIGHT: 5.8 SPECIES: Kawale’a (Heller’s Barracuda) WEAPON: 135 cm Aimrite FROM:  Shore STORY: I saw a school of kawalea hovering above the bottom. I made a drop and lined up for one since i know that shooting into the school doesn’t always work. With the fish [...]

  • Posted: February 23, 2011
    Flounder Record

    NAME: Arnel Data FISH: Flounder WEIGHT: 3.9 LOCATION: West Oahu DATE: 2.23.11 FROM: Shore WEAPON: Aimrite 100

  • Posted: February 22, 2011
    Yellowspot Ulua Record

    NAME: Chris Paglinawan FISH: Yellowspot Ulua WEIGHT: 15.36 LOCATION: Kahala, Oahu DATE: 2.15.11 FROM: Kayak WEAPON: Rob Allen 130 STORY: Saw it. Dropped. It never moved. Stoned!

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    Ulua Record (3 Prong)

    NAME: Chris Paglinawan FISH: Ulua WEIGHT: 49.5 LOCATION: South Oahu DATE: 11.6.10 FROM: Kayak WEAPON: Ohara 8′ 3-prong STORY: Checked the house once, nobody home. Swam around and came back a half-hour later. Only one was home. Two shots and broken 3-prong later…. 49.5#

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    Paopao Record (3 Prong)

    NAME: Mikey Cote FISH: Paopao WEIGHT: 14.94 LOCATION: Oahu DATE: 1.23.11 FROM: Stand Up Paddleboard WEAPON: 3-Prong STORY: Poking tako and he came right in front. Good head shot, pulled out after I grabbed it, but hit it again. I was alone so I paddled it back on my stand up board. Tako got away, [...]