This years 59th Annual Bluewater Meet is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th. Make sure to get your crew together and get your entry forms in ASAP. All non-members must have a Long Beach Neptunes club member sponsor your entry form in order to participate. See entry form for further details and tournament rules.
July 15, 1922 – February 8, 2022
Dottie Frazier was a founding member of the Neptunes and played a huge role in the history of women in spearfishing. Dottie started teaching freediving in the 40's and, a short time later, became the first female scuba instructor in the US, as well as producing some of the first ever wetsuit patterns for women divers. She was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame and was awarded the Historical Diving Society’s Diving Pioneer Award. She will forever be missed. RIP Dottie.
Jorge Veliz Remirez
Mark Wyneken – Yellowtial – 21.2 lbs. (Guest)
Jason Taylor – 9.3 lbs. (Neptunes)
Juan-Carlos Aguilar – 5.6 lbs. (Neptunes)
Registration for the 2021 Fall Classic Tournament is now open! Get your entry forms submitted and entry fees paid by Thursday, October, 7th by 11:59pm. Further details and payment instructions located on entry form. Good luck and we'll see everyone at the weigh-in!
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The 58th Annual Long Beach Neptunes Bluewater Meet is going down on Saturday, June 5th and we're now accepting entry forms. Get your crew together and your entry forms submitted by NO LATER than Thursday, June 3rd.
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Fellow Neptunes, I wanted to remind everyone that our March meeting will be back at Me-n-Ed’s. It will be outside so hopefully the weather will cooperate. Also, we will have club t-shirts, hats, ect. for sale at the meeting.
The owner of Me-n-Ed’s has reserved seating for us (50 spots) which should give us plenty of room to socially distance. He also said there would be someone to take food and drink orders outside or you could go inside and place an order.
Unfortunately, we were not able to get all the trophies in time to have an Awards Banquet night at the March meeting so we will plan it at our meeting in April.
I expect there will be a few hiccups as we transition back to in-person meetings but we will work through that.
I look forward to seeing all of you.
The sport of breath-hold spearfishing is incredibly rewarding. Freedivers leave their terrestrial worries behind as they enter a pre-historic world on the hunt for wild game without assistance from artificial air sources. They match wits with some of the fastest and most wily animals on the planet. A guiding principal of the Long Beach Neptunes is safety. We would like to share our thoughts and insights in an effort to promote our safety-first policy. -Terry Maas
CLICK HERE to visit the Spearfishing & Freediving Safety page to read more and access the "Freediver Blackout" Chapter of the book, Bluewater Hunting and Freediving, by Terry Maas.
President: Paul Zylstra
Vice President: Byron Quinonez
Recording Secretary: Brandon Ward
Treasurer: Jon McMullen
Tentative Manager: John Hughes
Newsletter Editor: Juan-Carlos Aguilar
Club Historian: Paul Byrd
Conservation Liaison: Terry Maas