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Cool Diving Gear

Discussion in 'Diving, Hookahing, Spear Fishing, Snorkeling' started by Nautical Gator, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Post all cool diving gear below.


    AirBuddy is a floating, battery-powered air compressor that delivers freshly pressurized surface air to a diver so they don't have to wear heavy scuba gear.


    Dive without SCUBA tanks! Anytime, anywhere. Explore the underwater with AirBuddy, a new innovative dive gear that does not require any air tanks, yet enables diving up to 12m deep for 45 min.
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  2. shrimpmansteve

    shrimpmansteve Swabbie

    Very cool. I guess no worries with carbon monoxide poisoning because of the battery
  3. bogman102

    bogman102 Seaman

    That would be real nice and convenient to own! Not cheap at $600.00 but very nice!
    40 feet and 45 minutes is enough for most dives I do.
    I would imagine the user should have to be a certified diver so they don't kill themselves with it!
    I wonder if the company requires your certification number?
  4. keep it reel

    keep it reel Lieutenant Commander

    Most of these do not require any certification at all. There is no difference between this and scuba other than being tethered. You still need to take the required rest breaks.
  5. Roadhammer

    Roadhammer Cabin Boy

    No requirement on Hookah rigs. But... you can still kill yourself if you don't know what you're doing. Neat setup.
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  6. kim

    kim Greenhorn

    thanks for the info on the airbuddy. I think for safety I would dive with a little spare air tank as well, just in case.
  7. Jared

    Jared Pirate

    Very good air buddy—- neat concept
  8. Troy von Blankenburg

    Troy von Blankenburg Treasure Hunter

    Cool, but these things freak me out. I hate to block people out of the sport, but if you can't freedive 40 ft then get certified. Having that long hose just seems risky, too much that can go wrong
  9. Insurance Guy

    Insurance Guy Pirate

    Great for the Keys and getting lobster
  10. Floridays

    Floridays Pirate

    You bet great for shallow water lobster in the keys
  11. mattso33

    mattso33 Newbie

    Sounds fun, but what happens when you need to grab your buddy’s octo?
  12. mrwetwork

    mrwetwork Pirate

    Fun fact, hookahs are responsible for something like 2/3 of all decompression sickness injuries and only somewhere around 1% of all "divers" use one. While fun, highly recommend reading about decompression sickness if you get one. I personally, would love to have one.
    JBF and mak like this.
  13. JD4WD

    JD4WD Greenhorn

    We've used an older gas powered hookah for year. This looks really interesting, going to check it out. Thanks!
  14. JBF

    JBF Cabin Boy

    Looks pretty cool to me,

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