World Champion Spearfisher Joseba Kerejeta Passes Away

Blue Wild Expo To Celebrate The Life Of Spearfisher Joseba Kerejeta (photo credit MArc Alexander)
Blue Wild Expo To Celebrate The Life Of Spearfisher Joseba Kerejeta (photo credit Marc Alexander)

World Champion spearfisher Joseba Kerejeta tragically passed away while spearfishing on Friday.

Kerejeta was born in 1968 in Durango, Spain. A firefighter by profession, he won the world spearfishing title in Venezuela in 2008. He also won a spearfishing championship in Spain in 2006.

Kerejeta was scheduled to give a talk at the Blue Wild Expo on Sunday at 4:20 p.m. titled “A Spearfishing Way Of Life,” and expo organizer Sheri Daye told DeeperBlue.com that that time slot would be used to show a video that he would have shown anyway which celebrated his life.

DeeperBlue.com extends our heartfelt condolences to Jose’s family and friends.

Updated Apr 23: Corrected Joseba’s birth country.

Blue Wild Expo To Celebrate The Life Of Spearfisher Joseba Kerejeta (photo credit Marc Alexander)
Blue Wild Expo To Celebrate The Life Of Spearfisher Joseba Kerejeta (photo credit Marc Alexander)

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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