About Captain Cole
Captain Cole Harrison, a passionate waterman from Key West, FL spends most of the year showing clients the beautiful waters of the Keys. Captaining a 28′ Whitewater for Farout Charters he specializes in bottom, offshore, & spearfishing. During the off-season, Cole travels to remote locations all over the world to photograph, freedive, & explore.
Surrounded by water growing up Cole was naturally drawn to the Ocean. From an early age, his life revolved around water-sports, baseball, & school. He started spearfishing at age 11 to bring home delicious fresh fish to feed his family. At age 15 he built his first speargun with help from his wood-working parents at their art gallery/studio. In high school, Cole strived to play professional baseball like his older brother while enjoying his days off from training & school on the water. Cole attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro to play Division I baseball. Graduating early with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, he decided it was time to hang up his baseball cleats despite being the starting centerfielder with a .321 batting average & a year left of college eligibility, to pursue a career on the water. Back in Key West he became a licensed Captain & Freedive Instructor through PFI taught by Ted Harty & Kirk Krack. Cole continued to build his spearguns & they evolved into Triple C Spearguns, he started selling his custom made-to-order functional art. Made to last, he uses nothing but best marine resilient materials & backs his product with a lifetime warranty. Cole has tested his spearguns all over the world with great results. His captaining, freediving, & spear/fishing skills soon opened doors to work abroad. He has spent two seasons in The Kingdom of Tonga as a spearfishing & whale swim guide. These remote volcanic islands offer crystal clear water, pristine unexplored reefs, remote seamounts, deep banks, & an abundance of underwater life. Additionally, there are the migrating humpback whales. On one especially eventful afternoon, Cole & crew helped rescue a female humpback whale with calf by untangling her from binding ropes, anchors, & buoys—sea trash she had likely been carrying for some distance. Although spearfishing is the most selective form of fishing and despite being his main diet, he still feels a sense of sorrow and sympathy for his catches. Currently, he still supplies his family with fresh fish but is focusing on freedive photography so he can share the beauty of the underwater world with everyone. Stay tuned as there are some exciting new adventures coming up!