This is a state park so my understanding is, no spear fishing, could be wrong about that. Very long swim out, way past the end of the pier, 500 yards sounds about right. Everyone in our group got a few lobster. Nice coral heads, sea fans, barrel sponges, all the usual tropicals. A couple aggressive groupers. One actually grabbed my lobster as I snared it from under a coral head, and tried to take it away from me. Reported to be a lot of lionfish in the area. Didn't see any on my dive. Viz was about 25 ft. Temp was 78.