I was contacted by Marloes (Loes) after posting a question on the Cozumel forum and she provided me not only with information about the spearfishing activity that they offer but also suggested MANY other activities unrelated to her company that we could do while in Cozumel. I was in contact with Loes for a few months before finally deciding to book a spearfishing tour with them and before finally arriving in Mexico. She was always very patient, incredibley informative and so helpful.
There were 7 of us that went out, some did snorkeling, some attempted spearfishing and some just watched from the boat and relaxed. We went out with Leo, Loes' boyfriend, (as well as two crewmen) and he was so friendly and helpful. We felt at ease right away. The first spot we went to was pretty good and a lot of us got in and just got used to snorkeling. Most of us were newbies even at snorkeling, let alone spearfishing at the same time but Leo made us feel very comfortable and not pressured. We went to several different spots after the first one before finally finding a spot that we would work again. That was fine though since riding on the boat was also nice. (In fact, quite an adventure because we found some stranded scuba divers on our way, rescued them and then searched for their boat and dropped them off before going back to our search for a good fishing area. Kind of exciting actually!) The last place we snorkeled/fished was where one of us finally speared our own fish. The rest of the fish were caught by Leo, thank goodness! Otherwise we wouldn't have had dinner!
We went to Isla de Pasion to cook our dinner and by that time the sun was beginning to set. The women explored the island while the men cooked the dinner. It was a gorgeous setting for an end to a great day. We were at the island later than most would be due to the scuba diver rescue but there were no complaints from anyone and Leo still gave us everything we agreed upon even though it made for a later day.
The one and only thing that I would advise is to request that Leo provide life jackets on the boat in case there would be a need for them. We realized later after talking about the day that there were no life jackets, to our knowledge, on the boat. It would probably have made snorkeling a little easier for some of the newbies in our group.
I would highly recommend this activity for anyone that is good on their feet, since the catamaran has net flooring and would not be good for the elderly, and for those looking for something different to do. It's not "touristy" at all, and it's very adventerous. Everyone that went had an AMAZING time!
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