2013 5th Annual FKO Sponsors

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These are our sponsors for the 2013 5th Annual FKO Spearfishing Tournament.  We hope you consider our sponsors when you make your next purchase.  Look closely because there are a number of different businesses involved in our tournament.  Some may surprise you!!  We hope to have them for many years to come so please support them.

Please visit this page often because we add sponsors to the page as they come aboard to the tournament.

First State Bank has been Capt. Hook’s bank since the start.  From day one, when we requested over $7,000 in change to start our first week, they must have thought we were nuts.  But they had the change to us within 2 hours bundled just the way we asked for it.  We realized later how difficult a request that was and how stupid as well but they came through and never questioned our motives or brains. 

They have been super.

First State Bank

Crystal Bay Pools, LLC

Established in 2005, Crystal Bay Pools is rapidly becoming one of the Premier Pool Cleaning/Maintenance companies in the Keys.  Crystal Bay Pools has contributed some prize money to this year’s tournament.

Coca Cola

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with nearly 500 sparkling and still brands. Along with Coca-Cola®, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio includes 12 other billion dollar brands, including Diet Coke®, Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola Zero™, vitaminwater®, POWERADE®,

Minute Maid® and Georgia™ Coee.  With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, Coca Cola is focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.

Salt Life originated in Jacksonville Beach Florida, where “living the Salt Life” is a part of every day.

At Salt Life, they’re passionate about the ocean, just like you. We know what it's about and it's what we love to do. “Be it Surfing, Fishing, Diving, or just enjoying a day on the beach, we all have one thing in common - the ocean and all it has to offer.”

Again, this year Salt-Life is providing us with the tournament shirt.

Salt Life


Pelagic has used extensive research and development and rigorous on-the-water testing to develop a comprehensive product offering that includes high-tech garments for the serious offshore enthusiast, as well as a line of stylish casual wear for the modern waterman.  PELAGIC has contributed a number of apparel items to the tournament.

Cressi is the oldest underwater diving company presently existing: officially, it dates back to 1946, when brothers Egidio and Nanni Cressi founded it, but already 3 years before that, in 1943, they had begun small-scale manual production.

Cressi provides our rental equipment  for our dive boat charters and a willing sponsor of our spearfishing tournament.

Take a look at the “new” Big Eyes Evolution low vlume scuba mask for real innovative design.


Burdines Waterfront & Chikitiki Bar & Grill

Great restaurant with some of my favorites like the Southwest Turkey Wrap and Shrimp Salad and those fresh cut fries.

A-Plus Marine Supply, Inc.

A-Plus Marine Supply is a maker and distributor of quality scuba diving equipment and air fill operations.  They have been a supplier of Capt. Hook’s for many years now and were an integral part of our fill station upgrade.


Sling-Fish is a new sponsor of the tournament this year.  They are a maker of some fine camouflage wetsuits, quality tees, hats and visors. 

Daryl Wong Spearguns

Daryl Wong hand crafts his spearguns to make some of the finest handmade spearguns available today.  Now, Daryl has a complete line of apparel & accessories, as well.

Multinational Diving Educators Association

MDEA International is the only Commercial, Medical & Sport Technical certification agency in the world. For the last 23 years MDEA has been highly respected and accepted worldwide. MDEA’s perfect safety record is living proof that our quality standards, procedures and lesson plans work.  MDEA is the maker of IST & Bandito spear equipment

Costa Del Mar

Costa Del Mar is a leader in sunglass technology. These patent-packed lenses raise the red, blue and green areas to amazing levels, while eliminating much of the yellow light. The result is purer vision, deeper colors and sharper contrast. Costa 580 lenses are available in gray, copper, blue and green mirrors, making them the perfect choice for any conditions.

7 Mile Marina

The closest marina to the 7 Mile Bridge.  The 7 Mile Marina supports a robust fishing fleet that does backcountry, offshore, reef, wreck, and tarpon.

Collectors Corner

Collectors Corner is providing the trophies for the tournament.  They have awards, trophies, apparel, embroidery, silk screening, signs, banners and all sorts of promotional items for sale.




Apparel & Accessories


MARES has long been an innovator in the scuba world and they have brought that same innovation to their new spearfishing products.  This is evident as soon as you look at the new Phantom Carbon spearguns.

Riffe International

RIFFE INTERNATIONAL, INC. has earned the reputation for building one of the premier spearguns on the market. Today, RIFFE also offers a variety of diving accessories such as fins, masks, dive knives and other accessories to support all levels of diving and spearfishing.

Z’s Jigs

Z’s Jigs sink more “naturally”, providing not only a better presentation, but proves to have awesome results. These are excellent for Yellow Tail, Mangrove Snapper, and all types of saltwater fishing.


Spetton USA is a freediving and spearfishing equipment provider that helps serious freedivers finding high quality gear at affordable price.

Sparky’s Landing

Fish Tacos and Slow cooked Carolina pulled pork are some favorites at Sparky’s Landing.  Located near Key Colony Beach


O.ME.R. is an Italian company. It is the largest producer of freediving and spearfishing equipment in the world. You would be hard pressed to find a serious freediver around the world that has never heard of Omer.

H. Dessault

Maker of the some of the finest spearfishing equipment and the first pattent on the long freediving fin.  H. Dessault was present at 2010 FKO Spearfishing Tournament.