Sailfish Baitball Diving
| Freediving with sailfish
feeding on baitballs.
| Cancun, Mexico.
| Lagoon front hotel (for easy
| Snorkeling experience only.
| February 10th to 15th
2 SPOTS AVAILABLE
| $2295 single or double
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Includes 4 days of
chasing baitballs and free diving with sailfish and other
pelagics and 5 nights hotel accommodation, light breakfast, lunch
onboard and transfers to/from
Cancun International Airport.
FREE DIVE ON BAITBALLS
SURROUNDED BY THE MOST ELEGANT HUNTERS IN THE SEA!
Join me for the adventure of a lifetime
World Class Sailfish Encounters
the winter months, baitfish mass in their hundreds of
thousands on the tip of the
Yucatan Peninsula. Relying on the concept of 'safety in
numbers' the baitfish form huge bait balls that are slowly
wittled down by huge aggregations of sailfish and other
will be staying in an oceanfront hotel in northern Cancun
because it is
close to the 'feeding grounds' and surrounded by warm water that
make chasing sailfish that much more enjoyable and
your images that much more spectacular!
Staying on the mainland (as opposed to Isla Mujeres) also
gives us access to bull shark diving, cenotes and other
options if we have any 'weather days' which are not uncommon
at this time of year.
Because Isla Mujeres is a pit stop for many other large
pelagic species it is
sometimes possible to jump in with manta rays, sharks and
schooling golden rays. This is a destination that really
Leave Your Dive Gear at Home.
ocean may be deep but the sailfish corral the baitfish to
the surface which acts like a wall that the helpless fish
cannot breakthrough. Once the baitfish form a defensive
baitball, swarms of gulls swoop down and dive like missiles
into water to snatch fish. That is the visual signal that we
look for to find the action. Slipping quickly but quietly
below the waves is the best way to approach the sailfish and
to keep up with them as the baitfish frantically dash from
one spot to the next. Using scuba creates so much drag that it is tough to keep up with the
sailfish and the noise of the bubbles makes it difficult to
This is why we dive with nothing more than a wetsuit, mask, snorkel
Why come with Big Fish Expeditions?
Sailfish are illusive animals that are easily spooked by
large groups of divers. You need a fast boat and an
experienced crew to find the baitballs and drop you into the
middle of the action. The boat usually holds 12 divers but
we are limiting the expedition size to seven guests only so
that there are only four divers in the water at any given
time. If you want to spend long days out in the blue chasing
sailfish and then zip directly back to your beachfront hotel, then
join me for the sailfish encounter of a lifetime!
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