Sunday morning, Riviera Maya. The sun rises and we get on the boat. Moving to a spot we only visit twice a year or so.
It´s the week after the Winter Olympics. While reading a bit of preparations of the sportsmen and women, I was thinking that top sport can be super addictive, and I thought “no es amor, es un obsession”, haha. Where did the love go for what you are doing?
Not that I wanna compare us with Olympic spotters, but I do recognize the drive for getting better and improving. I do not like spearfishing competitions, though I am pretty competitive with myself. We are in the water a lot to spear dinner, to teach people how to spear and to take experienced spearos to amazing depths to look for bigggggggg fish.
I remember when I started spearfishing. I could not sleep at night. At 6am in the morning, I was in the ocean training. In the afternoon, I was back in the ocean learning about fish behavior. I went so far that I gave rocks a name… I had maps of reefs in my mind. Was it an obsession? Well… I think it was. Though with a BIG smile. And lots of happiness.
So now I am playing around with my pole spear and I recognize to have that same feeling again. That inside energy to improve myself training with my polespear. I wanna get better and better. So on the day of rest, what do I do… in the water to get some Sunday lunch. Me, myself and I… and the polespear. Es amor…
I shot this Jack at 22.8 meters. I was on the bottom just waiting for fish. When two Crevall Jacks passed by and came back to check me out. One of them should not have done that… A nice shot with the pole spear behind the gills and a easy way up to the surface.
Spearfishing Obsession was last modified: June 17th, 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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