Spearfishing Today – Playa Del Carmen

Coco Beach Playa Del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen QR, Mexico

Always dreamed about releasing your inner hunter? Or are you an avid fisherman that wants to try a new way to get dinner on the table? With Spearfishing Today all your underwater spearfishing dreams will come true. Located in Playa del Carmen, this is an awesome place for your spearfishing adventure.

You will snorkel on the surface, hold your breath, dive under the water and shoot the fish you want for dinner. Scuba equipment is not allowed in these waters, so these trips are for people who are comfortable freediving.

The kids don’t need to miss out though. If they are over 8 and are good swimmers and can take directions well then they are sure to have a great time too. Your guide will talk them through how to spearfish, showing them the tricks of the trade. They will be spearos in no time!

You will target a huge range of species during your trip, such as Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Permit, Mackerel, Wahoo, African Pompano, Lionfish, and more. Your guide for the day will be Diego. He is a knowledgeable biologist who speaks Spanish and English.

Your guide, Diego, will meet you at the beach. On the 30’ center console boat, he will explain to you the principles of freediving and spearfishing, the fish you will target, and, of course, how to use a speargun. On average you will go to 3 to 5 different spearfishing spots around Playa del Carmen.

During the trip, Diego will give you hands-on advice to improve your hunting skills, so you will really learn to spearfish like a pro. In between dives there will be a break so you can rest, eat the fruit provided, have a drink, and share stories.

After the trip, he will clean your fish for you and advise you on local places that will cook your fish. Diego is passionate to get you onto the fish and show you why spearfishing is such a great method of catching your prey.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tutorial (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    For those brand new to spearfishing, you'll need this trip. You'll learn to spearfish on a semi-private charter boat on different spots in Playa del Carmen. Includes snorkel gear, use of speargun, weight belt, spearfishing permit, water, fruit and cleaning your fish. On the boat, your guide Diego will explain thoroughly the principles of freediving and spearfishing, the fish you may and may not shoot and other specifics. Expect to see Snapper, Lionfish, Permit, Mackerel, Barracuda, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    For those with experience and novices alike. You’ll head to various spots along the coast, including a shipwreck and the reef. You’ll dive from 20' to 90', with only snorkel gear and a weight belt, as scuba gear is prohibited in these waters. Expect to target Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda, Permit, Lionfish, African Pompano, and more. Fruit, water, and all gear are provided on every trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cero Mackerel
Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Hogfish
Lobster

Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Mutton)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Imensa (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 100HP Yamaha engines.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Spearfishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal

About the Charter Operator

Spearfishing Today
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Member since September 2015
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Spearfishing Today is run by the most passionate and professional spearfishing people who strongly believe in spearfishing as the most selective way of fishing. We teach people how to spearfish and take experienced guests out for a trophy catch. We are the best spearfishing charter in the entire Mexican Caribbean and have trips available in Cozumel, Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished March 14, 2018
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I recommend taking this trip if you are a good swimmer who has had some experience diving.

On the way to the first spot, the guide, Pamela, gave instructions on what type of hand signals she would be using for safety reasons, what to expect when in the water, tips on how to dive, how to load and shoot the gun, and so on.

First, they brought us to a shallow area, 12 ft, to get us comfortable using the equipment, diving, and diving with the gun. Once we felt comfortable enough, we left that spot to go to a much deeper spot, ranging anywhere from 30 to 60 feet. You are immediately given the gun and allowed to follow the guide searching for your catch. Pamela did a great job putting us in areas she knew we would have an oppurtunity to shoot. If you have ever spear fished before, or if you are an awesome swimmer this would be an awesome tour to take. My girlfriend is not a great swimmer and I am an okay swimmer, so she decided to just snorkel around and look at all the cool wildlife (we saw a few turtles and a ridiculous amount of “pretty” fish… her words), and I attempted to spear fish. I had plenty of opportunities to shoot, but sometimes my body would just not allow myself to go deep enough. The crew definitely did an excellent job and kept us safe, and we had a lot of fun even though we caught nothing. Pamela caught a Bermit and a mackerel, and once we got ashore they cleaned it and let us have a filet to take to a local restaurant to get cooked. Awesome tour, know your limits. If you aren’t a good swimmer, make sure you get some practice before going.

Fished May 15, 2017
Spearfishing Today (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 17, 2017

Thank you Tristan! Your words are appreciated! Hope to see you back in future for part 2. Saludos from the SpearfishingToday team.

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I scuba dive and love fishing so free dive spear fishing made sense.  Diego taught us a lot, got us on the fish, and made for an amazing day.  His style of teaching on the trek out is perfect and helped us feel comfortable before jumping in the water.  He kept close and taught the rest of the day.  Then the fun continued with talking fishing and travel all over, Diego will exceed high expectations.  Well worth the investiment and an experience of a lifetime.

Fished April 24, 2017
Spearfishing Today (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 25, 2017

Thank you! Been a pleasure. Hope to see back in future.

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