Last week while in Playa Del Carmen, Nick and I had the opportunity to try out something brand new that very few people have done in their lifetime. This unique activity - definitely worth experience anytime you are in the Playa Del Carmen area - is spear fishing! If you have seen the James Bond movie, this is exactly what you should be thinking of. It is a combination of fishing, hunting, snorkeling, and so many great things.
In any case, Nick, myself, and two other guys in our group decided one afternoon to try out spear fishing. We met Leo, the founder of Spear Fishing Today, right on the beach in Playa. After a cold morning on the water, the guys all decided to go rent wet suits in order to stay warm while spending the afternoon in the water. After this, we loaded up and headed out into the ocean to give spear fishing a try!
|After one of the first dives. It was a COLD day out, thus the wetsuits! That is Nick's frozen & exhausted look.|
|The boys headed out to the first site! Water is absolutely beautiful!|
In any case, enough from me - let's hear about the experience from Nick!
|Nick is quite excited!|
As Samantha also mentioned it was myself, and two other guys from our group. There was also a more advanced spear fisherman named John who joined us on the trip. I paired up with John and the other two guys from our party paired up. We all suited up and followed Leo into the ocean. We started out in a fairly shallow area so that we could get the feel of things and I think Leo wanted to make sure that we were comfortable in the water. I had done a fair bit of snorkeling before so this was very similar. Just float on the surface, put you face into the water and breath through a tube. I quickly found out that I had pretty good lungs and could spend a fair amount of time underwater checking out the coral structures where fish like to hide.
|Myself watching John dive down. It was impressive to see how far down he could get! Thats a sunken ship below him!|
|On the way up with a triggerfish in tow!|
|I left my hand in this shot to give you an idea. And right now, John was probably only 15 meters down!|
|You can see the second shot being performed!|
|Leo with the barracuda|
|The second fish of the day!|
|Slicing the barracuda up|
|Barracuda with ceviche ingredients|
|Work in process...|
|Completed ceviche! Just one of the small bowls we munched on!|
|All of us with the barracuda!|
|beautiful sunset on the way back home!|
**Disclosure: We received a complimentary or discounted experience in order to facilitate this review. As always, this did not affect my review in any way and all opinions remain 100% honest!**