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Old 04-09-2013, 11:10   #61
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Re: Dive hookahs

Originally Posted by Kenomac View Post
My original comment was directed towards two untrained divers using the same Hookah system at 50ft. The key word being "untrained." Sorry it caused such a stir.
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Old 06-09-2013, 22:30   #62
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Thank you one and all for your comments and opinions. I realize I neglected to mention that both my husband are certified divers. After reading all posts AND rearranging an aft cockpit locker we have decided to go with tanks for deeper dives and a small hookah for just under the boat.
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Old 06-09-2013, 23:33   #63
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Re: Dive hookahs

Originally Posted by fstbttms View Post
Both Brownie's and Air Line offer online hookah training courses. I am unaware of any hands-on certification program offered anywhere. As has been mentioned before, SCUBA certification is always a good idea if you plan to breath compressed air underwater. There are those recreational dive "experts" with a clear bias who turn their noses up at hookah, but you should know that surface supplied air systems (like hookah) are safe, reliable and are the industry standard in both the commercial dive and boat maintenance industries and have been for many decades. It was not developed by "non-certified SCUBA folks".

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Yeh For many PADI developed dive training.

That's forgetting the various dive systems developed by many of the navy's around the world. In many countries training systems were first developed by the armed forces and I suspect (don't actually know) the PADI recreational diver training was develped by ex military trained divers.
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