Finally!!! We were able to test out our Hookah system. What is it you ask? Basically, it is a floating engine that compresses the air within the atmosphere and feeds it to two people breathing through regulators underwater. We opted to go with the gasoline powered Brownie system (http://www.browniesmarinegroup.com) that will run for 3 hours and reach up to depths of 80 feet. Even though the system will last that long, we still have to adhere to all of the SCUBA diving guidelines to ensure we do not have too much nitrogen in the blood.
Well, today was the day. We have been staying at the Emerald Bay Marina and have been extremely busy with boat things, but I reserved a day with Pura Vida (our friends) to setup the hooka system and take it for a spin.
So early in the morning, I grabbed Michael and Cherie, dug out all of the parts and started reading the instructions VERY carefully.
After approximately an hour, we had everything put together, directions mostly read and only a couple of extra parts left over. Hope we don’t need them.
So here it goes:
Wanted to make sure everything was working properly and to ensure the regulator was providing enough clean air.
After approximately 5 mins we could not wait to get our feet wet and in we went. First Michael, myself and then Cherie (our favorite boat buddies!!!). Unfortunately, we are in a marina so the depth is only 10 feet and honestly not that much to see other than my nasty looking keels but it was SO MUCH FUN!!!
We are going to be headed offshore to some remote islands and really hoping that we have a chance to use it a lot and see / catch some great things under the water (like lobster!)!!
So far 2 thumbs up.