Photography and story by Perrin James
I don't think there is anything more satisfying than free diving below the boat and calling out all the fish down there, seeing the exact depths, numbers and species, and watching Carter calculate his plan on the best way to catch that one fish. One thing that remains a constant is the back-and-forth banter between what I see underwater and what they are actually catching.
We call him Big Boy Carter. Although his giant size and very loud voice may be intimidating, he will bring an entire village to smiles. He is always making friends with absolutely every single person we meet and proving to be one of those genuine southern folk that you want to drink a cold beer with.
From swimming with underwater crocodiles in murky water to almost being harpooned by blue or striped marlin, I can always count on almost dying at least once on every project with him. If it swims in the ocean or somewhere deep in the jungle, Carter Andrews will find it and he will – without a doubt – catch it.