First there was Cozumel, then Playa del Carmen, and now we opened a new location again: Tulum. This week, I had my first trip in this beautiful place. Was I was nervous? You bet I was. After exploring the reefs and deciding it would become a new location, it was time for the first trip.
I arrived on the beach at 6am. We had planned the trip for 7am. It was a special moment, there was literately not a single person on the beach. The ocean was calm, hardly any waves. Just the sound of birds and the smell of the sweet vegetation. I decided to leave my gear and to enjoy this beautiful moment for a while. At 6.30, my peace ended when the crew arrived with fuel and water and musica mexicana. Of course some problemitas to be solved.
At 7am, my guests arrived. They don’t know I am freaking nervous. They don’t know this is my first real trip in Tulum. The ocean stayed calm and we did only two spots. One is a big spot and every dive is interesting. We saw big (I mean BIG) Snappers, big Groupers, small lobsters, nice coral and more. At the first reef, we ended up with two nice Snappers. Very decent but not enough.
We moved to the second spot and we passed the famous Tulum ruins. Magical… really. We stopped at a pinnacle and the bottom is about 35ft over there. No fish at all. What the /&·/%”. This is supposed to be my secret spot. Well… not today. My guests kept on diving and were about to give up when I moved away from the pinnacle and swam towards the sand. I dove down to about 30 ft. I relaxed and was hanging out there when on the right a fantastic Spanish Mackerel passed by but it was not at shooting range. I closed my eyes and focused… “please turn around, pleasssssse” and guess what? It turned around…
When it was about to get away again, I pulled the trigger. YES YES YES. Wow… I got it. On the boat it appeared it was almost 20 pounds. What a GREAT catch. On the beach we took fantastic pictures. I was surrounded by many local kids that all wanted to be in the picture as well. BEAUTIFUL! The guests immediately booked another trip with me in Tulum. To be continued…
Spearfishing in Tulum was last modified: November 13th, 2012 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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