Spear fishing at Roco Blanco

After a long run of waves here the past 2 weeks the swell finally died down a little.

So myself, Cameron and Mark decided to go spear fishing with the legend Will Dillon. Will Moved here about 7 years ago from Virginia and has made a name for himself charging some of the biggest days at at Puerto and Shooting the biggest Fish. The guy is a straight legend in my book.

We arrived at his house at 5;30 am sharp for the hour drive to Roco Blanco. Will drives a old dodge that sounds like some sort of demon screaming when its going and he was driving full throttle down some dodgey mexican roads, was good just to get there alive.

We arrived at this amazing bay with no one in sight except a couple huts on the beach that are small restaurants. At the first one you see as you arrive we met the owner Jose. Jose has been diving in these waters for 30 years and knows every nook and cranny. So after Loading up our guns into his little boat we launched and headed out to a pinnacle about 2kms away.

I didnt bring any spear fishing equipment, cameron brought his gun and that was about it so we where very unprepared. Having tiny little swim fins and a below average gun that i borrowed from a friend didnt make life easy. But non the less it was amazing being out there. I saw a bait ball near to the boat and swam up to it. There was so much life, thousands of fish of all feeding on the plankton in the water. it was amazing to see and it feels good knowing there is still life in our oceans. Will got a couple big Pargo which he shot at 30m which for someone like me who has not dived in ages is abit deep.

After diving on the pinnacle we went over to a rock island and just after we jumped in spotted a whale shark. Cameron and i swam over to it and took turns swimming down and holding onto its fin. That was the highlight of the dive for me. The whale shark was so massive and so chilled it was amazing to cruise with him for abit before he got bored of as and disappeared. It was seriously like swimming in an aquarium out there made me realize how much i miss diving and spearfishing.

The captain came up with honestly about 20 octopus and a bunch of warm water crays, he is an amazing diver. After a couple more fish added to our boat we made our way back to shore. Jose’s wife Lulu was given one of the mackerel we shot and cooked us up some of the best fish i have ever had. Washed down with a couple cold ones it was a very special day. Jose and his wife live a life most people dream of. He shoots a couple fish everyday and feeds the family they have a lovely house right on the beach in paradise. What more do you want?

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Roco Blanco

The Captain Cleaning a Pargo

The Captain Cleaning a Pargo

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Myself,Cameron and Mark getting the boat ready

Will getting the job done

Will getting the job done

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Jose’s restaurant

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