When you have the World Record Dogtooth Tuna spot in your back yard, where do you go for vacation?
Roy had the chance to head to Japan a few years back and after climbing out of the 16C degree water with only a pole spear and his board shorts. The incredulous Japanese asked him, “Where are you from?!!?”
I guess when you grow up surfing and diving in warm waters its hard to believe that not everywhere in the world is the same. Instead of wussing out like most of us would do he gained man points and just went for it.
In Bali there are few that can compare with his diving and fish ability. Each year the best divers from around the world quietly track him down for the chance to share his waters and a bit of his knowledge to put them on the fish of a lifetime. Roy being the caretaker of the fish stock, waits patiently and watching out for his fellow divers.
Now that Roy is gone we are lucky to have these pictures to enjoy a bit of his life to further appreciate our own.
Here are some more pics of Roy and his Family
1 – Roy’s Mum. Roy accually got offered trips paid for around to world to join friends in partner spearfishing comps. but Roy just wanted to stay in Bali and look after his Mum.
Roy’s Mum also enjoyed fishing with the boys.
3 – Roy lost a 60kg + doggie. so the last dive of the day he went down and shot sashimi dinner. he messaged me in australia all about this. he was spewin hehe. he was Guiding
Greg Pickering around as you see Greg in this Photo.
4 – this is Stewart and Roy’s Wife, Ryuko. Roy’s wife is a spearfisherwoman. came on trips with us sometimes too. Roy loved her very much. Thank Ryuko for most of these photos. i copied them off her computer.
i was diving with Roy, Roy’s Mum was on the local boat we hired watching. Roy shot a 30kg doggie. his float started to jetski along the surface. Roy’s Mum was super excited yelling and pointing “Roy get on the Boat”
“chase that float gogogo” hehe funniest thing for me. good times.
thanks Ryuko, Roy’s wife for these photos.