Hookah System – on the boat – wait what?!?! For all of my college friends, it is not what you think it is. Ever since Janice caught the snorkeling bug back in Cancun, I honestly can’t keep her out of the water. Over the course of the last 5 years, we have been snorkeling and diving in places like the Florida Keys, Jamaica, Thailand, California, Virgin Islands, etc… We absolutely love exploring the underwater world and it is important to have something on the boat that we can easily manage.
Over the course of the past year, I performed a ton of research from mountable hookah systems to full scuba air compressors and scuba tanks, etc… After performing a lot of research, we quickly realized that owning a full scuba air compressor, tanks, weights, etc… would be “just another thing to maintain” on the boat, be very costly, and use up a lot of space… and the pros did not outweigh the cons.
After speaking with a lot of cruisers, Janice and I decided to invest into a 2 person floating hookah system from Brownie (http://www.browniesmarinegroup.com). This will allow us to breathe up to 3 hours and go to depths of 85 feet. Obviously, we can’t stay down that long due to the nitrogen in the blood, but will have the ability to dive to those depths.
We have not used the Hookah system yet and it is stowed on the boat at the moment. We plan to use it for the first time in the Dry Tortugas (off the coast of Florida) to ensure all of the kinks are worked out before heading offshore. Can’t wait to upload pics / videos and give a full review once we have a couple of dives under our belt.
If you want to see it in action, take a look at the following video: