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Spearfishing Mexico

4 tips for spearfishing in Mexico

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Cancun and the Riviera Maya are home of the best coastline of Mexico and offer many water activities, such as diving, snorkeling, speed boad, Jet ski and if you are looking for something a little bit more adventurous and different, try spearfishing Cancun.

What is spearfishing?

Have you ever wanted to combine fishing, hunting, boating, and diving? Well, it seems that spearfishing Mexico is for you. 

Spearfishing in Mexico has come a long way from just being a way to put dinner on the table. It is method of fishing that has been used throughout the world for millions of years. Spearfishing may be done using free-diving, snorkeling, or scuba diving techniques and using a spearguns to strike the hunted fish.

You can go spearfishing Cancun from a boat or directly swim from the shore.

Is spearfishing dangerous?

Spearfishing Mexico involves stalking and shooting fish underwater with a speargun, often whilst free diving and without the use of air tanks. It can have hazards so it is very important to know the safety rules. Is possible in  Spearfishing cancun

Spearfishing Riviera Maya

There are many spearfishing spots in the Riviera Maya and spearfishing Cancun. Amongs them, spearfihing Isla Mujeres, spearfishing Cancun, spearfishing Cozumel, spearfishing Playa del carmen, sperafishing Tulum.

Playa del Carmen Spearfishing
Spearfishing in Playa del Carmen Mexico

Spearfishing Cancun

With warm all year round temperatures, you’ll enjoy in Cancun warm water, great visibility. Cancun´s reef features a wide range of coral heads, deep blue water hiding drop-offs, shipwrecks with various depths. Spearfishing Cancun is an amazing activity for beginners and experienced spearfishers.  You will find Amberjack, wahoo, barracuda, grouper, snapper, lionfish, yellow jack, hogfish, permit, mahi-mahi, mackerel.

Spearfishing Cozumel

Cozumel is an island located a 45 min ferry ride from Playa del Carmen. Known by the diver community to be one of the best dive spots, spearfishing in Cozumel Mexico is also a perfect destination for spearfishers. Most spearfishing spots in Cozumel are only a twenty-minute boat ride and as you hunt fish like Triggerfish, barracuda, snapper, amberjack, grouper, wahoo, mahi-mahi, rainbow runner, lionfish or African pompano, you will also enjoy spectacular views and visibility, calm waters and unbelievable marine landscapes. 

Spearfishing Playa del Carmen

With a little less visibility than in Cozumel, spearfishing in Playa del Carmen is a great activity to experience a submarine hunting day. You will find the same species of fish such as permit, wahoo, barracuda, snapper, grouper, mackerel, wahoo, lionfish, African pompano in some incredible spearfishing spots accessible directly off the shore. It´s recommended to have a good physical condition as you will swim a lot, especially when the current gets strong.

Spearfishing Tulum

Spearfishing in Tulum is another great spot along the Riviera Maya coastline to try spearfishing. Fishing here is spectacular with a great the visibility. Most of the spots are a short boat ride away where you will hunt fish like backerel, barracuda, snapper, grouper, lionfish, hogfish.

Spearfishing Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres has been, is and will always be a fisherman’s Island, this ancient activity is an important part of their culture and is admired among locals as the capacity to provide food for their families. Isla Mujeres Spearfishing  is known among those who practice it as sea hunting, based on the fact that every fish has a different behavior and therefore it requires a specific hunting technique. 

Based on that fact, Isla Mujeres doesn’t  count with special regulations for hunting techniques applied, in other words, you can do it with or without Scuba equipment depending on the depth and as long as it’s not done in a protected area, you can feel free to go catch dinner  any day and if you catch  something big, more than one restaurant on the Island will be happy to cook that fish for you or your family for a small fraction of the price to the public, it doesn’t get more local than that.

Spearfishing Playa del carmen

So, now that you know more about spearfishing in the Riviera Maya, make the move and book your Playa del Carmen spearfishing trip, the best thing to do in Playa del Carmen. We made the hard job for you and found the best spearfishing Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Check it out and contact them.

Best spearfishing experience in Playa del Carmen Mexico

We found for you the best company of spearfishing Playa del Carmen Mexico, complying with our mission of helping the local community . Your guide, Ruben, is an ocean passionate and professionnal spearfishing guide who has been practicing professional underwater fishing for more than 8 years.

He offers Playa del Carmen spearfishing trips, all included, for all level, from beginners to more advanced spearfishers looking for an adventure in the mexican Caribbean. You can also go spearfishing to Cancun or Tulum with him.

Going with Ruben is a guaranty day with lots of fun, the best way to experience the wonders of the marine environment and the thrill of fishing with speargun, a controlled risk sport that should be practiced as a team.

Get ready to live an experience without equal, in a safe environment and with equipment of the highest quality. Dare to live the best adventure in Playa del Carmen! And spearfishing Cancun.

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Spearfising with Ruben

You’ll learn to use snorkeling equipment and harpoon, breathing techniques and free diving, as well as the fundamentals of underwater communication. You will also know the species that are allowed for fishing and those that are protected.

You will meet at 7.30am in  Playa del Carmen and Ruben will give you a brief about the safe development of the activity. When arrived at the started point, the adventure starts. You will learn about the rules and how to use the spear. Once in the water, you will forget about everything. Ruben will help you with the spear, will show you the best spots and which fish to shoot! 

After four hours at sea, it will be time to return to the mainland and enjoy the catch of the day.

So, are you still wondering if you should try it???

Tips for spearfishing in Mexico

Get a permit

You’ll hate yourself for planning a trip and spending the money only to forget to check the Mexico spearfishing regulations. In Mexico, you need a spearfishing permit.

If you are staying in Mexico for a while and want to go spearfishing Cancun, get your permit

Don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the regulations for spearfishing in Mexico. Go by the rules and stay out of trouble.

Find a reliable speafishing guide

If you decide to go spearfishing Cancun or Mexico, avoid booking with some guy with a rusty boat offering spearfishing expeditions for cheap.

Do your research and find a trustworthy company to book your fishing trip. Check safety ratings and customer reviews. Be sure they have proper licensing, training, and certifications.

Spearfishing gears

Do your research and check what a good spearfishing equipment is. Figure out the best spearfishing gear for your trip and skill level.

Typical spearfishing equipment includes:

  • Diving fins
  • Wetsuit
  • Weight belt
  • Snorkel
  • Dive mask
  • Gloves
  • And of course, your spear or speargun.

Trust the expertise of your guide. It always helps to know your way around your equipment before you dive.

Pick a tour adapted to your skill

Make sure that the tour you have booked is adapted for your skill level.

You don’t want to get caught on a pro-level trip if it’s your first time on a spearfishing adventure.


Don’t be afraid to let your spearfishing guide know that you’re new to the sport. You need to know all the safety rules and basics! Book a trip adapted to beginners. You’ll learn safety protocols. And they’ll teach you about equipment and technique in a safe learning environment. You will be with other beginners, so feel free to ask questions, make mistakes. Instructors will help you practice diving and show you where to find fish. They’ll also show you what to do when you find oner.

Starting at a beginner level helps you learn the best way to spearfish. With good instruction, patience, and some practice, you’ll enjoy the sport much more during future trips.


After a few trips of spearfishing Cancun or other destinations, dare putting yourself in a more challenging spearfishing trip. Instructors and guides are around for safety and support. But you’ll already have an idea of your equipment needs and how to dive and spear.


If being underwater with a speargun is your element, you’re ready for the big time spearfishing expeditions.

Places like Holbox only allow professional level spearfishers. Treat yourself to an extra hint of danger and extreme adventure. Choose a pro-level tour  for the ultimate challenge.

Make sure, your tour operators ask you some questions about your prior experience, where you’ve been, and how many trips you’ve taken. It’s for your safety. And it helps your guides deliver the best spearfishing experience to you.

Have fun!!!!

Book your trip

Are you ready to book your trip?  .Here are the websites you can use to book your trip, get inspired with the best things to do in your destinations and travel smarter.

  • Kiwi.com– A great website to book your flights. It has good airfares but you need to search regulaly as the prices are constantly changing
  • Booking.com – The best website to book your accommodation, you can book and cancel free up until a certain point, especially when your plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – You can get some really nice places to stay here. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hotel.com – Huge choice of hotels with  free cancellation up until a certain point. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Agoda – Agoda is very good if you are searching hotels, resorts, houses. They always have attractive promotions.  
  • Get your Guide – It is a platform where you will find tours and excurtions in Cozumel and every part of the world.
  • Xcaret Group – Xcaret Group is the most famous theme park in the Riviera Maya. If you visit Cancun, check their prices here to get good discounts.
  • Viator – If you need to find inspiration about things to do in Cozumel, check on Viator to see the tours they offer for diving and other activities
  • Rental Cars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Yacht Rental – If you are thinking of spending time in a paradise beach destination with friends or family, this is a good option to enjoy the beach life.
  • Sailing Trip – For cruising holidays, book a sailing trip, they have many trip destinations, lehghts and standing.
  • Dive the World – If you are a diver, book a diving trip with them. They have dive packages everywhere in the world with very attractive prices.
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Spearfishing with Ruben

As we have to respect strict health restrictions, we might not have available the exactly day you requested but we will do our best to fit  you in our tour schedule.