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Steph Becomes World Record Holder

Steph Becomes World Record Holder

The International Underwater Spearfishing Association has recognised Stephanie Schuldt as the new World Record Holder for Dog Snapper caught in the category Women Sling/Polespear.

I took my catamaran out diving with my boyfriend and two friends around 2pm right off Nassau, the Bahamas. We were planning on doing some photography around some ship wrecks and i decided to bring my 9ft Headhunter Nomad roller pole spear. On the second wreck of the day, i did a drop into the wreck around 45 ft deep and at the end of my breath hold i saw the dog snapper swimming in and out of the wreckage. I came back up to the surface and told my boyfriend, “There is a world record dog snapper down there”. I took some time to get a good breathe up, dropped back down into the wreck and got a solid holding shot on the fish. It fought for a bit on the way up but i was able to clear it from the wreck and get it to the surface. Once at the surface, it tried to bite me and tangled up my float line but i was able to grab it by the gills and swim back to my boat.”

Stephanie Schuldt