Captain Chris Mendola has over 25 years of experience fishing and diving in the waters off the Florida Keys. Chris grew up fishing with his dad as a boy and got into commercial fishing at the age of 18. He's been a licensed captain and fishing guide for over a decade and has accumulated thousands of fishing spots producing a wide variety of fish. Key West is located between the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Straits. Because of its location there are many different species of fish he can target. The Gulf of Mexico is loaded with old ship wrecks which are home to a variety of Snapper, Grouper, Jacks, Permit, African Pompano, Cobia, and King Mackerel just to name a few! On the Atlantic side is one of the biggest barrier reefs in the world and it’s home to thousands of different fish species. Fishing the reefs off Key West is great fun and usually results in a mixed bag of eating fish. Captain Chris spends much of his time fishing offshore, targeting big game fish including Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Swordfish. He's won multiple offshore tournaments in Key West, and the Bahamas. Daytime Sword fishing is one of Chris's specialties as he has landed hundreds of Swordfish! He's also a very experienced free diver and scuba diver. Spearfishing is his favorite things to do on the water so if you’re looking to shoot fish, be sure to ask him about a spearfishing trip! It would be his pleasure to take you out on a fishing adventure of a lifetime!