Hello to all!
Time to stop lurking. Based on the Island of St. Croix. I noticed there seems to be a lot of water around here, so chances are the scuba and spearing are decent!
I've been a scuba diver for about 15 years now, and got bit by the spearfishing bug assassinating lionfish down here. Looking forward to getting my first real spear gun (instead of trying to tickle the large fish to death with the sling pole).
Some great information here, especially for someone starting out in speargunning.