A lovely day in June and time to do some spearfishing in Cancun. Our first drop spearfishing Cancun was beautiful and fruitful. The captain is shouting at us to get in the water as he can see Mackerel. As I jumped in, the visibility was perfect and there was the fish coming up from the bottom. I turned and started to approach it from above, but then my luck ran out when she spotted my movements and swam away. My excitement got the best of me, this time.
Swimming over the reefs I can see some big Snapper, Jacks and Grouper under me, acting as if they are criminals being watched by the FBI, one movement and they were gone. At that moment I knew the hunt had begun and so did my guests of today.
We soon swam into some trigger fish at about 15 feet. They were very curious, and my guests used this to their advantage. Both guests took turns and dove down and speared two good-sized trigger fish (one of my most favorite fish to eat).
Fish back in the boat and I turn around to see a Barracuda approaching me at 20 ft. I point at my guest who gently dives down, the Barracuda shows her side and my guest pulls the trigger… the spear passes her by inches, and after a bit of thrashing around in frustration under the water we laugh and can’t believe our luck. The spirit between us is at a high point and were all working as a team. What a day spearfishing Cancun!
Our second drop in Cancun brought us some nice caves and rock formations, the perfect hiding place for big fish and that’s what we got. I dove down to look under a reef, and there she was a nice Cubera Snapper, I didn’t think twice and pulled the trigger and brought her up to the surface. She was big; the new Riffe tips and gun provided me with the accurate shot I needed, oh yeah!
Everybody is wearing a big smile on the boat as we head back, the sunset behind us and fresh Trigger and Snapper for dinner is in the cooler. A great day spearfishing Cancun full of fish, challenges, adventure and crystal clear water.
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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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