Captain

Captain David Hochman is a competitive freediver and has competed in spearfishing competitions since 1996. Since his first place win in the 1997 Connecticut State Spear Fishing Championship, he has taken the top three places in the Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island State Spear Fishing Championships nearly every year. In 2003, he and his Three-Man team won the United States National Spear Fishing Championship beating 130 of the top competitors in the US!  In 1998 they won 3rd place in the US Nationals . He has captained boats in the Block Island sound for 26 years and has 31 years of boat handling and spearfishing experience. David has personally speared  7 striped bass 60 pounds and over and nine bass over 60 pounds have been speared on his boat. He has 36 + personal striped bass speared over 50 pounds .

David lectures on the art of free diving and spear fishing throughout the New England area. He is a licensed Chiropractor and Respiratory Care practitioner in the state of Connecticut. He specializes in spine disorders and sports medicine at Comprehensive Orthopaedics and is the chiropractor for the athletics department at The University Of New Haven. David, and his three children Jessica, Jacob and Zackary reside in Connecticut.

               David’s Spearfishing Accomplishments:              

20160816_10221652.4 lb World Record Pole Speared Striped Bass

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 68.5 lb World Record Speard Striped Bass

 

  •  1997 1st Place Connecticut Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 1998  3rd Place Connecticut Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 1998 2nd Place Rhode Island Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 1998 2nd Place New York Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 1998 1st Place Massachussates Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 1998 3rd Place United National Spearfishing ChampionshipTeam
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  • 1999 1st Place  Picasso Open Rhode Island
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  • 1999 3rd Place Rhode Island Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 1999 1st Place Massachussates Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 1999 Rhode Island Invitational Bluewater Meet Champion
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  • 1999 3rd Place United States National Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2000 1st Place New York Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2000 1st Place Massachussates Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2000 Rhode Island Invitational Bluewater Meet Champion
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  • 2001 2nd Place Massachussates Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2002 1st Place Massachussates Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2002 1st Place Rhode Island Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2002 1st Place New York Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2002 Largest Fish New York Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2002 North Atlantic Team Championship and 2nd Place individual
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  • 2003 2nd Place New York Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2003 Largest Fish New York Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2003 1st United States National Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2006 1st Place Rhode Island Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2006 Largest Fish Rhode Island Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2007 2nd Place New York Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2007 2nd Place Massachussates Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2008 1st Place New York Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2008 3rd Place United States National Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2009 3rd Place Rhode Island Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2009 3rd Place Massachussates Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2009 Largest Fish Rhode Island Open Spearfishing Championship
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  • 2009 Rhode Island Invitational Bluewater Meet Champion
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  • 4  X  North Atlantic Spearfishing Champion
  • 7 personal striped bass speared over 60 pounds and 9 boated total
  • 36 + personal striped bass speared over 50 pounds 
    • 2015 Rhode Island Invitational Bluewater Meet Champion
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Records:

 Present Holder of The World Record Speared Striped Bass

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Present Holder of The World Record Pole Speared Striped Bass

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