I am preparing for my live video on Facebook next week. I will be talking about hookah diving system. Most people believe that hookah diving is going to be a hit in the coming years in scuba diving sport. It appears that each year a fresh hookah dive mechanism is invented or a previous hookah rig is enhanced upon.
Like many new divers, I’m sure you are wondering what hookah diving is. I’m sure you are wondering why you need to care. No need to worry because all your questions will be answered here. In this article, we consulted an expert who will share the benefits of hookah diving systems and why you should use it instead of the traditional ones.
Why hookah diving?
With hookah diving, divers don’t need to worry anymore about finishing their oxygen reservoir or interfering with breathing equipment. This is a more simplistic kind of diving that lets divers explore the underwater atmosphere minus having to bring their air supply on the back. This sounds helpful, right?
Hookah diving advantages over scuba
There are many advantages divers can get from hookah diving which they cannot get from conventional scuba diving. Swimming uncontrolled by the burdensome scuba reservoir compressor or the oxygen cover makes life smooth for any diver. Similarly hookah divers don’t have to be bothered about exhausting their oxygen supply or decompression illness usually called the bends.
Safety of hookah diving
Hookah systems provide a wide range of advantages because of their lightweight form as compared to scuba. When hookah diving, the divers are basically tied to the surface, and this makes diving low below the surface difficult. For novice divers, this may be a probably life-saving gain since some new divers may erroneously fall too further into the bottoms.
As a result of staying comparatively close to the surface, the hookah diver are shielded from the danger of decompression illness
Decompression illness, also called the diver’s disease, or bends are triggered by dissolved gases. These are gases that are discharged from the body in depressurization. This typically takes place when the divers are creating their ascension to the outside.
While deep diving beneath the water, the pressure of the air changes dramatically. This is the same for high altitude condition, and this is the reason why pilots and astronauts also suffer from decompression illness regularly. For hookah diving, the air umbilical cord’s length avoids divers from descending to heights where decompression illness is common.
Keeping divers near
Hookah divers are required to stay near the surface. That is why other team divers are encouraged to remain close to one another. Due to this, divers are generally kept in the eyeshot of fellow teammates. This makes diving secure for all involved, and it also encourages a very collaborative and social diving form that most divers of deep-sea not to enjoy it often.
There are no caves no issue
It should not come as a surprise that the hookah divers are restricted from getting into caves in the underwater. The reason is the umbilical hoses of hookah just don’t enlarge further enough to support the depths of the cave. This is a saving grace and a limitation as well because cave diving is a hazardous type of diving that needs only to be tried by serious veteran divers.