Cult Sport Books: Spearfishing

'Last of the Blue Water Hunters'
by Carlos Eyles

Every sport has a golden age – a fleeting moment when skill and equipment have matured, yet all the great accomplishments are still out there waiting to be accomplished. 'Last of the Blue Water Hunters,' full of gorgeous writing about the natural world, captures that moment in North American breath-hold spearfishing when the sea was full of big fish and a small group of men had finally figured out how to swim deep enough to kill them. Best of all: You don't need to know how to spearfish – or even swim, for that matter – to appreciate a book like this.