Join me on a thrilling adventure as we embark on a spearfishing journey in Pylos, Messinia. With my dear friend Themis by my side, we set out on a Sunday morning, braving the cold and darkness to search for Dentex and Sea bass beneath the surface. As we prepare our boat and gear under the watchful moon, anticipation builds for the underwater treasures we hope to uncover. From using an unused pole to spotting a big Octopus and encountering various challenges along the way, our dive proves to be both exhilarating and unpredictable. We navigate different spots, searching for the elusive Dentex, only to change our strategy and try our luck with Sea bass. Although the day presents its fair share of triumphs and setbacks, it ends with a sense of satisfaction and the reminder to always dive safely. Follow us on this amazing journey and experience the joy and excitement of spearfishing in Pylos!
Preparing for the Dive
Heading to Pylos
You wake up early in the morning, excited for another day of diving in the beautiful waters of Pylos. Pylos is known for its rich marine life and crystal-clear water, making it the perfect destination for avid divers like yourself. After a quick breakfast, you gather your diving gear, double-checking that everything is in order. Satisfied with your preparations, you hop into the car and begin the journey towards Pylos.
Meeting with Themis
Upon arriving in Pylos, you head straight to the dive center to meet up with your dive buddy, Themis. Themis is an experienced diver and a good friend of yours who knows the Pylos diving spots like the back of his hand. You discuss the plan for the day’s dive, taking into consideration the weather conditions and recent sightings of interesting marine species. With Themis’s guidance, you feel confident and excited about the dive ahead.
Preparing the boat and gear
Together, you and Themis prepare the boat for the day’s dive. You load the necessary gear onto the boat, ensuring that everything is secure and easily accessible. Double-checking the safety equipment and communication devices, you make sure that you are well-prepared for any unforeseen circumstances underwater. As the boat glides smoothly on the calm waters, you mentally go through the checklist in your mind, making sure that you haven’t forgotten anything important.
Starting the Dive
Using the Pole
Once you arrive at the dive spot, you gear up and prepare to enter the water. You decide to start the dive by using the pole, as it allows you to maintain a safe distance from any potential hazards. The pole also helps you navigate through tight spaces and maneuver around coral reefs without causing any damage. With the pole in hand, you descend into the water, eager to explore the underwater world that awaits you.
Spotting a Big Octopus
As you descend further, your excitement grows as you spot a big octopus hiding among the rocks. Its vibrant colors and graceful movements captivate your attention, and you spend a few minutes observing this majestic creature. The octopus gracefully glides over the coral, changing colors to blend in with its surroundings. It’s a truly mesmerizing sight that reminds you of the wonders of the ocean.
Switching to the Double Roller
After spending some time exploring the area with the pole, you decide to switch to the double roller speargun. This powerful weapon will allow you to target larger fish in the deeper waters. With the double roller in hand, you feel a surge of adrenaline as you prepare for the next phase of your dive. You and Themis communicate silently underwater, signaling your readiness to explore the depths and encounter even more intriguing species.
Searching for Dentex
Changing Dive Spots
You and Themis decide to change dive spots in search of Dentex, a sought-after species known for its delicious taste. You both have heard rumors of large Dentex sightings in a nearby area, and you are determined to find them. With the new coordinates set, you move towards the next spot, eager to explore a different environment rich in marine life.
Heading to the Last Spot
As you approach the last spot, you can’t help but feel a sense of anticipation. Everything around you is vibrant and alive, as if the ocean is speaking to you in its silent language. You descend with a renewed sense of curiosity and excitement, ready to encounter whatever wonders await you in this mysterious underwater world.
Dentex Swimming Towards the Reef
As you explore the area, your heart races with excitement as you spot a Dentex swimming towards the reef. Its sleek body and sharp teeth make it an impressive sight to behold. You slowly maneuver yourself into position, making sure not to alarm the Dentex. With careful precision, you release your grip on the speargun and make your move, hoping to catch the Dentex off guard.