Tag: grouper

Spearfishing Grouper in Cozumel

Spearfishing Grouper in CozumelAlways good to talk to fellow spearos. We appreciate it a lot when spearos bring their own gear all the way to our locations. Even though you can use our gear, we fully understand you want to use the gear you are used to.

In Cozumel we went out two days and hunting for Grouper.
Grouper found. Hanging out on a kind of a drop off. Pretty deep, but visible from the surface.
Your wish is our…
Grouper it was for dinner
That is great, all that extra luggage for a good, good reason.



Hunting Eyes of a Spearo

Hunting eyes of a spearoWhile diving in Playa del Carmen, I ran into a big Black Grouper. In one hand my polespear and in the other hand my camera. These days we were not allowed to shoot Grouper, so I thought let’s see how close I can get to it.

The water temperature was 27c and I was wearing a 2mm top, 1 kilo of weight. I turned on my camera and dove down to 20 meters. The Grouper was just hanging there in the sand. I was completely focussed on getting close to it and controlled the way to the Grouper and my buoyancy with my legs. The eye of the Grouper moved. It spotted me. I approached it closer without moving any body part. My speed was under control and I was picturing it was April, so I could take the shot, haha.

I ended up in the sand 3 feet away from the Grouper. My estimate is that it was a >25 kilo fish. I kept filming, amazing.

After the trip, it was time to watch the footage. I could not wait. Then it appeared that…. I had been holding the camera wrong. The back to the front and the front to the back… I filmed myself instead of the Grouper. So stupid. Grrrrrrrr.

When I quickly went through the footage I discovered an interesting image though. I post it it here. This is the pure image, no photoshop, nada.

Watch my eyes…. predator…. Hunting eyes of a spearo. Never seen that before……

Try it yourself, could be interesting!



Mero Negrillo Grouper

Mero Negrillo GrouperBlack Grouper is a favorite fish to hunt for many people. And a favorite fish to eat as well. When not being stoned, Black Grouper can give a big fight, even though it is not a running fish. In our Mexican locations we find many Grouper around shipwrecks, in reefs, in the sand and on rocky bottoms.

This week, Anibal shot a nice size Black Grouper in a reef full of coral heads. It gave a bit of a fight, bent another spear, but dinner was delicious.

Well done Cressi Boy!