The Great White Hunter
Well... I found something new! Spearfishing.
Our trusty guide picked us up from the Cozumel Palace promptly at 8 in the morning the Tuesday before Christmas and took us to the northern end of Cozumel Island. After a brief introduction on how to free dive, clear your ears, handle and aim the spear gun, and safety concerns, we started out.
After and hour or so, we drifted near a reef and a large triggerfish appeared from behind a reef about 30 feet down. I took a big breath and dove, clearing my ears once and then forgetting everything else. It was just like our guide Leo explained: When you're on a fish everything goes out of your mind and you focus only on the fish. That was my experience exactly as I kicked downward and focused on the fish.
You're supposed to convince the fish that you are just out for a swim and mean it no harm, otherwise they turn and swim away. As I got close the fish turned to swim away, apparently not buying my, "I'm not not here to shoot you" routine, but it was too late. I had reached the sweet spot where I was close enough to shoot, but not too close to scare the fish away.
I pointed the spear gun and squeezed the trigger, letting the spear fly.
Enjoy the picture!