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The Evolution of Freediving-And History of Spearfishing in Hawaii Perfect Paperback – November 1, 2011

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About the Author

Richard Sonny Tanabe, from the
Big Island of Hawai`i, started his
swimming career at a young age
when he would join his uncle in
diving off of the coast of Hilo.
Sonny was a Hilo High School All-
American that went on to become an
NCAA and AAU All-American at
Indiana University, and was a
member of the U.S. Olympic Swim
Team that competed in the 1956
Melbourne Olympic Games. After
serving in the military, he returned to
Indiana University to earn his
Masters degree in Physical
Education, and after teaching and
coaching at Hinsdale Township High
School in Illinois, Sonny returned to
Hawai`i to join the faculty of the Kamehameha Schools, were he
served as a teacher and coach for
over 33 years. In addition to
competitive swimming, spearfishing
has always been an enjoyable activity
for Sonny. His first book,
Spearfishing on the Island of Hawai`i
was published by Editions Limited in

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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Booklines Hawaii, Ltd.; First edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098393570X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983935704
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,883,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J Grant on January 29, 2013
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This was a gift to my free diving son, John, age 42. He loves this book and didn't know that it existed. Thanks, Amazon, for this great gift option.
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