I went over with another couple from Orlando. They went with me last year around this same time, and it was really the only experience they had fishing and diving. They were a lot more relaxed in the water this year and spent some time snorkeling.
We had good weather. Most of our diving was done from the beach in an soft bottom inflatable whose bottom fell off -- it still gets the job done.
I got these two hogs with in 5 minutes being in the water -- they were swimming together and they stuck together as I was sticking them. 20 feet of water or so. I think the last trip, the largest hog was a few pounds -- needless to say the couple was impressed with these guys.
We also went out on someone's boat and he caught his first fish. not a bad way to start his fishing career. While we were along the weed line, i saw a massive triple tail. Jumped in the water with a 3 pronger...they have tarpon like scales which i did not know...after multiple times hitting him and getting no where i gave up. If i had to do it again, I would have just taken video of the poor guy. They are like puppy dogs, that will probably be my last time trying to spear one of them.