Is spearfishing for kids? Ooooooh yes spearfishing kids. I would like to share one specific spearfishing adventure from Playa del Carmen with you, an inspiring spearfishing adventure. Actually it is such a great story, that I am full of adrenaline, just by writing this down.
When I was a kid, I wanted to become a superhero, for sure you did as well, haha. Some kids want to become a police officer, some a fire fighter, some superman, and some want to become Aquaman. Meet, six years old, Juan Carlos. That is zero six, cero seis, correct.
This little man had a dream: spearfishing. So his super dad contacted us and had many questions about a possible trip, about safety (six years old, holding a speargun while diving down on a single breath), about guidance and about chances of Juan Carlos actually shooting a fish. All tranquilo and we set up the trip with Diego, our guide in Playa del Carmen and then finally the day was here… The day that changed the life of Juan Carlos. And ours in a way as well.
During the ride to the first spot super dad increased the pressure and told Diego many times to do all he possibly can to get Juan Carlos into fish. “Of course sir, that is my job.”
During the briefing Juan Carlos listened very well to Diego and he turned out to be a pretty smart kid that knew exactly what he wanted, a fish on a spear. He was willing to do anything Diego told him to do and that is brilliant. Juan Carlos trusted his guide instead of being stubborn and knowing better.
In the water the gentlemen got comfortable pretty quickly and Diego was able to point out several fish for Juan Carlos. But no luck in getting one on the spear. It is very common that people get impatient and upset, but Juan Carlos was like a mini Zen. Fully conscious and realizing he was improving his skills each second in the water. Remember 6 years old…
Then above a rock formation, a bunch of good eating fish. Juan Carlos and Diego looked each other in the eyes and within seconds it was done. Like he had been hunting for years, Juan Carlos pulled the trigger and got his first fish on a spear. Happiness all over. Dad cheering. Diego thrilled.
Juan Carlos had a dream, becoming Aquaman and shooting a fish for lunch. And he did it. Thanks to super dad and thanks to Diego, the super guide.
Memories for Juan Carlos that will last a lifetime. The whole Spearfishing Today team is happy for him. FELICIDADES! Life is great and has beautiful moments. You can live your dream and stimulate kids to live theirs. Want to book a spearfishing adventure for kids and yourself in Playa del Carmen? Drop us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Guess who will be our new guide in 2026?
Spearfishing Adventure for Kids Playa del Carmen was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Leo | Founder & Guide
Leo is the founder of Spearfishing Today and also the official representative of the Mexican Spearfishing Association for the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. He is FII certified, speaks English and Spanish and hunts comfortable up to 100ft. Leo is guiding spearfishing trips only on request in all Spearfishing Today locations in Mexico. He only hunts with a polespear and has a very inspiring opinion about freediving and spearfishing. Nickname: Chanoc. Most memorable catch: 27.99 kilo Cubera Snapper with polespear.
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