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Yucatan Sardine Run – Sailfish

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Duration: Full Day
Availability : February - March

From the 20th of January until the 10th of March, there is a migration of Sardines near Contoy Island (Cancun area), that migration brings big animals like dolphins and tunas, but the fish that love most those sardines are the very beautiful sailfish !

It is a mind blowing experience, the sailfish is the quickest fish of the ocean !

It is not an easy excursion because we spend a lot of time at sea searching, but once we found the baitball and got into the water, it is one of the most unbelievable underwater experience. It is a dream for any sea lover or photographer to watch those animal hunt.

The area also has high concentration of plancton (but the visibility is good) so it s quite possible to also find manta rays and whalesharks meanwhile we search for sailfish.
Please note that there is no guarantee to find the wildlife but we will do everything possible to make it happen.

Price Includes

  • Transportation
  • Marine park fees
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Snacks


  • Mandatory to be a good swimmer to enjoy the experience.
  • Bring sun protection (cap, glasses, long sleeves tee shirt and a windbreaker).
  • There is water, sodas and some small sandwich onboard feel free to bring extra food if you want.
  • Let us know if you need equipment (mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit).
  • Tips will be appreciate for the boat crew.
  • It is sometimes possible to organize pick up at your hotel if it is too complicated to meet at the diveshop.


Meeting at 5h45 at the dive center. One hour drive to the harbor of Punta Sam in Cancun.

7h00Detailed Briefing

Before going on the boat we will make a detailed briefing about the day, how to behave with the animals and some security points

7h15Boarding on the boat

At 7h15 we will board the boat and head to the sardine area, it takes about one hour to arrives to the interesting area.

8h00+Underwater Encounters

Once offshore we will look for the frigate birds to find the baitballs and we will jump in the water every time there is a good opportunity for an underwater encounter

14h30-16h00Return to Playa Del Carmen

We will be offshore between 6 and 7 hours and we are returning to shore around 2:30pm and back to Playa del Carmen around 4pm

Professional photography

Keep a memory

Ask for our photo service ($60 USD) and keep a memory of your dive session.

May 14th, 15th and 16th
Join us in Mexico for an amazing competition (all levels) 🇲🇽🧜🧜‍♀️
The Azul Freediving Challenge is the best expérience for Freedivers ! 
Fun guaranteed and many price to win from @cressi1946 but also from @bigbluedivelights and @divevolkmexico 

Event organized by @pranamaya_freediving 
Supported by @cressimexico and @depthwishfreediving 
For an official @aidafreediving event ! 

Special thanks to @bigbluemexico , @divevolkmexico 

#azulfreedivingchallenge #pranamayafreediving #aidainternational #freediving #freedivingcompetition
For this competition we will also have a new category called "challenge" where freedivers will have to announce in advance the exact time it will take them to go down 70 mts., the one who managed to complete their descent in the exact time will be the winner of a very special prize!

#freedive #apneatraining #apneaacademy #pranamayafreediving #cenotes #spacetravel #lights  #fundays #mexico #playadelcarmen #rivieramaya #uwphotography #sonyimages
We are close to the competition so we will start our special depth, technique and pool trainings focused on competition protocols.

If you are interested or want more information please send us a DM.

#freedive #apneatraining #apneaacademy #pranamayafreediving #cenotes #spacetravel #lights  #fundays #mexico #playadelcarmen #rivieramaya #uwphotography #sonyimages
To validate your dive during a competition, it is necesary to bring the tag from the bottom plate to proof your performance ! 
It reminds me childhood when we were bringing sand from the bottom to prove our friend that we went all the way down :) 

During the @azul_freediving_challenge we will respect all the rules and standard of @aidafreediving 

Great job @djoulah

Special thanks to the judge @freedive_tulum and @apneacozumel 
Special thanks to the safety team lead by @rodrigosalsas 

2021 edition is happening soon, May 14,15,16th
Big up to @depthwishfreediving and @cressi1946 form making it possible
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Couple Traveller

Nous retournons encore et encore avec Pranamaya pour de la plongée en apnée…. Nous sommes allés dans plusieurs Cenotes, nous avons fait des excursions avec les requins baleines, le “sardines run” mexicain avec les poissons-voiliers (sailfish), etc. etc. L’encadrement est impeccable et les aventures formidables. Chaque fois génial. Je recommande sans hésiter.

February 15, 2018
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