Fish for the Future

SEBASTIAN MELANI

Sebastian was born in Patagonia, Argentina and grew up around the diving world back home since his dad was very active in yacht and dive clubs. It’s no surprise his first dive (scuba) was at 8 years old down to 10 ft or so. After that first taste, there was no way back and diving in general became his everything. While schooling toward a marine biologist career he was completing all PADI levels for scuba diving. In 2003 Sebastian became an instructor until 2007 when his Passion for SPEARFISHING was bigger than anything else. Since then he has been 100% into blue water hunting and building his business in Mexico, SPEARMEX, the first Spearfishing & Freediving Academy in México with Blue Water Hunting Expeditions and Sport Fishing Tríps.

First dive memory?

Hand feeding salmóns in the ocean with fresh mussels and seeing the same fish every time.

Favorite dive spot?

Punta de Mita, México (home)

What brings you most joy in spearfishing?

Years ago it was all about Big fish and shooting a récord, today the most satisfaction comes from sharing the experience with clients from all over the World and putting them on the spot to land a fish of their dreams. Naturally, bringing fresh fish home is extremely satisfying.

Top 5 fish accomplishments?

298 lbs yellow fin tuna
88 lb Wahoo
92 lb amberjack
95 lb broomtail grouper
34.6 lb colorado snapper (WR)
610 lbs blue Marlin

Why you choose Riffe?

I have been working with the family as a dealer in México for Almost 10 years and using the gear for my operation for first time Spearos and Blue Water hunters from all over the world and never had a single issue or complain. Our área is famous for Big tuna and we been testing the gear for many years. Is the only gear I use.

Anything else you like to let the world know?

We are launching SPEARMEX, the first Spearfishing & Freediving Academy in México with Blue Water Hunting Expeditions and Sport Fishing Tríps.
 expanding our Operation to Baja California with a year round Liveaboard for Spearos, Fisherman and Surfers and to Cancun on the next few Months with a retail Riffe Store and Academy.

     Sebastian Melani
Spearmex - Punta Mita
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