Time flies… We´re already living in April. Amazing. This week we went out with some people that have apnea in their veins and that means serious diving. Playa del Carmen has many, many good spearfishing spots. People that don’t spearfish that often in Playa love the “famous” shipwreck. I think it is fun as well.
It was a cloudy day and the energy on the boat was great. I already had a HE Jack on the boat so I became pretty picky in the main course of that night. The current was “más-o-menos” and when I dove down, the wreck was full of fish, like “Playa del Aquarium” instead of Playa del Carmen this day. Woooow. On the way down, I spotted biggg Barracuda, HE Jacks, Permits, Spanish Mackerel, Black Grouper and a Copper Snapper and that all in a couple of seconds on the way down. Hard to keep your head calm, let me tell you that.
Decision time. I decided to give a try on the Grouper and dove to 22 meters. I was surrounded by fish and I liked it. I tried to stay calm, very calm and moved slowly towards the Grouper. No way I could approach it from the back. It had to be sideways. I felt my mask squeezing a bit, so blew some air in my mask slowly. Any sound makes the Grouper go away. I got to a point I really needed to equalize my ears again, but was realizing that would be a big chance loosing the Grouper. Then the Grouper noticed me and all went fast. It saw me, made a turn, moved deeper and went into a opening in the wreck. I lay down and waited. I could see the side of it and took an all or nothing shot. Oooh yes that was a good decision.
Not a shot to be proud of, but hey I got a delicious dinner. I thought… As my shot was not stoning or killing the Grouper, the fish had power to get inside the wreck. Bad news. I used my last strength to pull it out and when that worked out I went up to the surface and gave Chigusa the signal that if she would make a secure shot on the Grouper I would share the fish with her. All well, nice adventure and good dinner.
Spearfishing Grouper Around a Wreck was last modified: April 4th, 2013 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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