A special tribute in honor of Dashiel Marder will be held at East Hampton Point restaurant from 4–7 p.m. on Sunday, September 8.
Dash, as he was called by most, vanished while freedive spearfishing in the waters off Indonesia around April 19. By the beginning of May he had not been found, alive or dead, and the Marder family was left to presume the worst. Dash, a Springs native, was 30 when he disappeared. He traveled the world and began to make a name for himself chasing monster fish in the dangerous sport of freedive spearfishing.
Also called “extreme spearfishing” or blue water hunting, the sport is defined by diving without air tanks and hunting pelagic fish in open, or “blue,” water—sometimes as deep as 100 feet below the surface. To understand more about this sport, and Dash Marder’s prowess at it, read the linked blog by Eric Allard of Open Water Extreme Adventures Ltd. (OWEA), recalling his 2011 trip to hunt dogtooth tuna with Dash off Latham Island in Tanzania, Africa at extremebluewaterspearfishing.com.
The Marder family owns Marders Garden Center and Nursery and the Silas Marder Gallery on Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton.
Friends and family will gather in honor of Dash and some will speak about him on Sunday.
East Hampton Point is located at 295 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton, 631-329-2800.