Have to beware shooting big fish - unless set up for them.
Been more then one diver lose a gun when the shot did not kill the big fish right off the bat.
Few years ago - off NC - saw a fellow diver aiming on a large 60-70 lb Amberjack ( reef donkey ). Another diver waved him off the shot.
Not sure what the outcome would have been - but most likely not good for the diver.
Worst was diving Winter Quarter shoal about this time 4 years ago. Literally a hundred Rockfish around us - all nice 30 to 40 inchers.
My buddy had me laughing so hard I spit my regulator.
He held up his spear gun like a machine gun and pretended to mow the school down.
What could be more mundane than dying of old age or of natural causes when there is death by misadventure to be pursued ? Skip