Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to contact us and send us any doubts or questions you might have about our activities or Spearfishing in general. Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions that we hope can help clear our some of your doubts. Send us an email to info@spearfishingbaja.mx for further information.

No problem! Or guides are very experience and will assist you at all times. We have a great program for beginners where we will go through the basics of spearfishing, speargun safety, and freediving. The basic requirement is that you are comfortable swimming in the ocean and that you have at least some snorkeling experience. We will customize your trip to be suited for your skill level.
Excellent! Let us know what your Experienced is, the depth you are comfortable diving at, and if there is any specific fish you would like to target. We can customize your trip according to your skill level, depth you are comfortable at and choose the best spots for you.
Our guides are native Spanish speakers and fluent English. Our tours are mainly guided in English but we can also have tours in French
Our trips are all year round. Different seasons bring different fish so we always have species to target. Depending on the season we change the spots we go to and we know there will be better chances finding the targeted species.
Our prices are in USD, and the Mexican VAT is not included. We can take pesos if you pay cash at the current exchange rate.
No! Spearfishing is not allowed with the use of scuba equipment in Mexico, and it can only be practice while Freediving. Spearfishing is a sport and the use autonomous breathing removes the sporty part of it. With experience you will also discover that scuba can be a disadvantage since the larger predatory fish we target are usually scare by the bubbles of scuba gear
The minimum age we like to take is 10 years old, but we have taken kids as young as 8 that already had some experience. We are limited on the gear sizes for kids, but if they are comfortable in the water and have snorkeling experience we can take them out. We recommend booking a Private trip so our guide can focus all the attention on them. It is great if the parents are in the water too, or they can wait on the boat. Send us an email if you if you need more information.
We think that eating the fish you catch is part of the experience so we encourage that you take take it to enjoy it with family and friends. There are several restaurants along the Marina where you can take your fish and they will cook it for you. Or if you want to take it to your condo, or get it packed to take back home we can help guide you to the cleaning station where they can fillet it and vacuum seal it.
You can book online directly in our website in the Booking section, or you can send us an email to confirm your reservation, we also accept payment in cash and we can take deposits by PayPal.

SPEARFISHING LEGISLATION IN MEXICO 

Official Mexican Norm NOM-017-1994, For the regulation of recreational-sport fishing activities. 

4.Regulation for the recreational-sport fishing activities in water under federal jurisdiction of the United States Of Mexico.

 4.2 Recreational-sport fishing, can only be practice on fish, being prohibited the capture of crustaceous, aquatic mammals, reptiles, amphibious, and mollusks, with the exception of squid. 

4.3 Recreational-sport fishing may be carried out:

  • a) From land, whish practice will not require license
  • b) On board a boat, whish practice will require the license contemplated in the Federal Law.
  • c) Underwater, whose practice will require individual license.

4.5 Underwater recreational-sport fishing may only be practiced by free diving by apnea and only with one speargun of slings, spring or pneumatic by fisherman,

4.9.4 Underwater fishing may only be carried out on fish and the capture of crustaceans and mollusks with the exception of squid is prohibited. It shall have a maximum catch limit of five specimens of any species of marine or freshwater fish per fisherman per day.

4.10 Recreational-sport fishing cannot be practice:

  • a) In zones and seasons of closure.
  • b) Within 250 meters of vessels engaged in commercial fishing, fixed or floating fishing structures.
  • c) Less than 250 meters from the shore of beaches frequented by bathers.
  • d) In areas of refuge, reserve and protected natural areas;

4.11 The specimens captured in accordance with the established quotas are property of the holder of the recreational-sport fishing license and may not be marketed.

4.12 Under no circumstances may bring to port filleted organisms caught under recreational-sport fishing license. It will only be allowed to fillet specimens on-board for consumption during the fishing trip, except in the case of species referred to as "billfish".