Punta de MIta SSI Certifications

Our Academy


The Apnea Academy and Spearmex underwater fishing is formed by professionals who have years of experience in different areas, and whose philosophy is to transmit the passion for diving mainly to future generations, with the aim of developing these sports at all levels and for all social classes throughout the Mexican Republic.

We know that scuba diving is an activity that has been on the rise for the last few years around the world and Mexico is no exception. The location of our academy, in Punta Mita, allows people to learn this activity at one of the most important, large and recognized pelagic marine hunting sites around the planet. The ideal conditions for diving are found here.

We are associated with SSI as a Freediving Certifier and with all of the certification levels available. Our instructor, Sebastian Melani, SSI Instructor Level 3, is a member of the RIFFE world team and has many years of experience in Mexico, so he knows the area perfectly.

In our free diving courses, you can develop a deeper understanding of the sport and apnea skills. We have 3 levels of underwater hunting programs for reef and blue pelagic fishing. Our courses will teach you everything about reef fishing at different depths (10, 20 and 30 meters), as well as personal and specific techniques for the ocean.

Our main objective is that people can develop these two activities effectively and safely, increasing the chances of success in underwater hunting and reducing all possible risk. This promotes the development and growth of this activity, which we perform with the high level diving and hunting equipment in Mexico.



• DAY 1
  • Introduction / Paperwork
  • Academic Sessions 1 & 2 (equipment, physiology, breathing techniques, pressure and depth)
  • Pool session 1
  • Swim requirements (200m)
  • Static apnea (STA)
  • Dynamic apnea (DYN)

• DAY 2

  • Open water Session 1
  • Equalization
  • Head first / Duck dive
  • Constant weight to 10m (CWT)
  • Academic Sessions 1 & 2 ( Safety, BO, LMC marine life/enviroment)
  • Pool session 2
  • Dynamic apnea (DYN)
  • Safety procedures
  • Skills: arms only /dolphin kick

• DAY 3

  • Open water Session 2
  • Constant weight to 20m max (CWT)
  • Skills
  • Safety procedures
  • Final exam