Spearfishing Legend Art Pinder Dies At 84

Art Pinder, the legendary spearfisherman, has died at the age of 84 at his home in Palm Bay, Florida.

Pinder, along with his brothers, won the 1954 National Underwater Spearfishing Championship.  He also won the 1983 US National Spearfishing Championship with Don Delmonico.

He also helped bring Spearfishing to the fore by appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1955 with his brother Fred.

Sheri Daye, author of the 2009 biography on Art said “He lived quite an interesting life, there’ll never be another Art Pinder, that’s for sure. He was very respected in the spearfishing community.”

Art is survived by his wife and daughters.

Art Pinder Sports Illustrated  Art Pinder Profile Pic

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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