If you want to know how it REALLY is to go Spearfishing with Spearfishing Today in Playa Del Carmen Mexico read this thorough review. As a business owner I think these words capture all you need to know if you are considering booking our Learn to Spearfish trip (thank you Peter!!!).
“As the title states, our time with the Spearfishing Today team of owner/guide Leo, guide Luis, and Capt. Cecilio & his crew in Playa del Carmen was in fact better than awesome!
My wife and I had a taste of successful spearfishing in Tahiti (hunting smaller fish in only 8-10 feet of water) a few months before and thought our kids would enjoy the experience during the family trip to the Riviera Maya area. After researching providers/options we decided to go with Spearfishing Today from their Playa del Carmen Mexico location which turned out to be one of the best decisions of our entire trip! We first went out with the team for an afternoon “learn to spearfish” private excursion on June 13. At the end of the day our team had a smallish Barracuda on the boat, but even more importantly Leo had a seed of excitement and enthusiasm planted. Before the boat made it back to the beach, our whole family (daughter – 21 & son – 17) were all vocally proclaiming both their affinity for the Spearfishing Today team and sport overall, along with their frustrations of not having landed more fish in the boat following some near misses with some big fish – Leo & Louis had taken us to multiple locations to make sure we found fish and opportunities. Needless to say before parting ways with Leo that evening we asked for another opportunity to squeeze in one more spearfishing adventure prior to returning home. Although Spearfishing Today already had a full schedule for the balance of the week, Leo made some calls and acquired another time to accommodate our schedule – we were blessed to receive another booking for round 2 with Leo and his exact same team.
Round 2 arrived and on June 16 we set out for another afternoon hunt. Leo and the team made it a trip to remember and we landed more fish in the boat than our first time out. It was inspiring to see our daughter, who is not really a fan of water activities, 15-20 feet underwater stalking 5+ foot Barracuda and providing the second shot on a large Permit that took a team effort to secure. It was wonderful to see our son, who loves being in & around the water, diving 20+ feet with ease and coming up with his own success with Triggerfish. My wife and I, being certified divers, and me a life long water sports enthusiast, found Leo provided great instruction, direction, energy, and encouragement for all skill levels – he helped me surprise myself with the ability to free dive down 40+ feet and “hang out” for a few seconds to find opportunities – and Lionfish!
Without a moment of hesitation or doubt we would recommend Spearfishing Today and their entire team to anyone headed to the Riviera Maya / playa del Carmen area who is looking for a great day of fun & adventure. Unlike some of our other experiences, Spearfishing Today provided everything listed as included (gear, snacks, etc.) on their website, no exceptions, so you truly just need to show up in a bathing suit to be ready to enjoy this experience – regardless of your skill level. Anyone who hunts, fishes, dives, or just enjoys challenging themselves a little will love their time with a Spearfishing Today guide & crew. Faride, who handles the communications and booking process, could not be easier to work with and sets the tone for a truly beyond awesome experience.
Immediately following the trip our son suggested an annual (at a minimum) father & son trip which is soon to be on the agenda. The ladies chimed in that they also want another shot at “the ones that got away,” so another family trip is in the future as well. Thanks to Leo and his entire team for making sure Spearfishing Today provides an easy, fun, unforgettable and addictive experience.”
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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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