2010 – Harolf Dean (Florida)

I am a Cuban American diver, that was initiated in the practice of underwater spearfishing at the age of 13 years in my home town of Havana, Cuba. It was not until the year 2000 when I arrived in the United States that I got involved in spearfishing competitions after I enrolled with the Long fins Spearfishing club, in Florida.
I have attended many local, statewide and national tournaments that granted me the opportunity to represent my adoptive country as a member of the USA Team at Pan-American and world tournaments. I am privileged to hold some important titles like US national champion in 2011, Pan-American champion in 2013 and a 10th place at the world championship in Venezuela in 2008, when competing against the top divers around the world.
I consider myself very lucky in this sport since I have caught very large fish including two world records .

My first National Competition in Hawaii was an unforgettable experience for me.

This is a list of the most important tournaments that I have participated in the State and World level. The local tournaments are too many to mention as I have participated in most of the tournaments organized in Florida.

2004 Nationals, Hawii. 3rd Place per team, and 9th individual.

2005 Nationals, Lake Missouri. 1st Place Largest Fish, and 12th individual.

2006 Nationals, Ft. Lauderdale Florida, 2nd Place per team, and 9th individual.

2007 Nationals, Ft. Bragg California. 12 th individual team 6 ,Classified for the USA World team to represent the US in the World championship in Venezuela .

2008 nationals , Newport Rhode Island ,21 th individual , 9 th team , 2008 world Championship, Margarita Venezuela, 10 th individual

2009 nationals , Malibu CA , 11 th place individual , 13 team .
2009 State of Florida Championships, 1th Place individual.
1th place by team in Miami free divers
World record triggerfish, 14.8 oz
World record White Margate, 15.7 oz

2010 nationals, Greers ferry AK , 5 th individual , State of Florida Championships, 1th Place individual. Miami free divers
1st place by team in the Miami free divers
3 th place individual FSDA
5 th place individual Spearfishing Nationals, Arkansas

2011 Nationals, Tavernier Florida, 1st Place national Champion
2nd place by team in nationals
2 th team FSDA
1th place Individual Miami free divers
1th place individual Florida State Championship
3 th place individual FSDA

2012 nationals , not competed , FSDA, 1th Place by team
2nd place by team Florida State Championship
3 th place individual Florida State Championship
1th team Florida state champions
Classified for the USA World team to represent the US in the World championship in Vigo, Spain

2013 nationals, Rhode Island , 5 th individual , 3 th team

FSDA. 1 th place by team ,
1 th Gold medall in panamerican game Florida
2 team silver medall in panamerican game Florida
2 th place individual
3 th individual Florida state champions
1 th team Florida. State champions
5 th individual nationals Rhode island
3 th team nationals Rhode island

2014 nationals , hawaii. Not competed.

FSDA. 1 th individual
2 th place team FSDA
1 th place individual Florida state champions

2015 nationals, tarpom spring , 10 th individual ,FSDA. 3 rd team
2 th individual Florida state champions
2 th by team Florida state champions

2016 nationals , Beaver lake missouri , 11 th individual , FSDA. 3 rd team
4 th individual
2 th by team Florida state champions