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Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to our most commonly asked questions about Arpon services.
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What languages do you speak?
Are you based in Playa del Carmen or Puerto Adventuras?
We are based in Puerto Aventuras since the fishing is so much better all year around and is only 15 minutes away from Playa del Carmen.
Is the spearfishing from shore or boat?
All the spearfishing trips are from a boat.
How long does the spearfishing trip last?
4 hours for half day and 8 hours for full day.
Do I need to bring my own equipment?
Is not necessary since we provide you everything but if you like to bring it is not a problem.
How much is the deposit to secure my booking?
Each Hunter $25 usd / Each Snorkeler $10 usd / Each Rider $10 usd.
What forms of payment do you accept to pay the deposit?
Credit card through our peek system.
What is the refund policy?
*Cancellations with 48hrs. In advance 100% money back.
*Due to bad weather 100% money back (if the port is close by the authorities)
*Cancellations with 24hrs. In advance 50% money back.
What forms of payment do you accept to pay the balance?
Cash US dollars and Mexican Pesos, Paypal only verified accounts.
What is the minimum amount of Hunters needed to run an expedition?
We need a minimum of 2 Hunters (total not just your group) (snorkelers and riders won´t count) (apply only for shared trips) in order to run the expedition.
What can I do if I am only 1 Hunter?
You can still place a reservation and as soon as we find another hunter to share the boat with we will confirm the trip. ( your deposit is 100% refundable in this case )
Is transportation from my hotel to the meeting point included?
Transportation is not included in the price but we can arrange it with a company we trust and recommend.
How do I hire the transportation?
Just let us know in your booking and we do the proper arrangements.
How do I pay for my transportation?
When they pick you up at your hotel, the payment is in cash (US dollars or Mexican pesos).
What is the min. age to participate?
The minimum age is 13 years old.
Do I need any experience to do spearfishing?
Not really, our guides are experts with beginners. 60% of our clients are beginners, we go to many shallow spots where you will start your training and from there we will take you to deeper reefs. The first spots are about 20 ft. On the way to the spearfishing area we will brief you and share with you our free diving and hunting techniques that you will apply and improve right away so you can start catching your own fish.
All you need is to know how to snorkel, be comfortable in the water and a lot of good attitude!!
Is the Blue Water Spearfishing recommended for a newbie?
Even that is not dangerous if you are a newbie we recommend to take a “half a day spearfishing regular trip” and if you feel comfortable then you can upgrade to a “full blue water hunting trip”.
Do you need to be scuba certified to spearfish?
Not at all.
What to do if we catch a fish?
We can clean it for you to take back to your hotel (you must ask to your hotel if you are allow to do it) or we can cook it for you at “Caleta Restaurant” ($10 usd fee apply).
Do you offer wreck hunting?
Yes there is a shipwreck close by and we can only fish there in the afternoon.
how deep is the wreck?
Is about 22 to 24 meters to the bottom and about 12 meters to the top of the mast.