Click here for Online Shop

Navigation

Hookah Hoses


Hookah breathing air hose is made of a special vinyl plastic construction, which is resistant to the effects of oil, gasoline and sunlight that exists in the environment. Conventional rubber scuba hose should never be used for hookah diving because it will gradually deteriorate and become toxic. Hookah hose commonly has an inside diameter of 8 mm or 10 mm. It is constructed of an inner liner of food-grade vinyl wrapped with a nylon webbing reinforcement and covered with a heavy-duty PVC abrasion resistant wall. Hookah hose is designed to prevent kinking and collapsing which could cause the flow of breathing air to be shut off.

A quality surface supply diving systems hose will be coloured a bright yellow or orange, for a high degree of visibility. It will also float, so that any excess hose not actually being used will float on the surface, completely away from the diver, reducing the possibility of entanglements on the bottom. For example, if you are diving in three metres of water but are using a 10-metre length of air hose, the excess seven metres will float on the surface, completely away from you. A quality Hookah air will not impart any flavouring to the air and should meet AS2299 and AS1716 standards.

We recommend the use of high-quality, Australian made Barfell® Divers Air Breather Hookah hoses with an inside diameter of 8 mm for recreational diving and 10 mm for commercial diving. The Barfell hookah hoses meet Australian Standards AS2299 and AS/NZ1716.

We also recommend the use of commercial-grade lockable Unoflow® quick couplings for safe hookah diving. We think the Unoflow product is superior to the equivalent TEMA product. The Unoflow is fully marine-grade Stainless Steel AISI 316, while the TEMA is chrome-plated brass. The Unoflow quick connect is not compatible with the TEMA product. Don't risk your life by using inferior hookah hoses and quick couplings.

Hose Configuration: A hookah breathing air hose is normally set up with a Male quick coupling at the compressor end, and a self-sealing Female quick coupling at the diver end. Thus when a hose is disconnected the female end self-seals and prevents air loss.

For specialist commercial diving Hookah gear, we recommend you contact Eric Percival at Airdive Equipment on 03 6273 3125, or airdive@airdive.com.au.

Technical Tip

Warning: Using general-purpose air hoses (e.g. as used with workshop compressors and found at hardware stores) that are not certified for breathing air can potentially damage your lungs and is in breach of Workplace Health and Safety regulations. The lining inside many air hoses often deteriorates with age, oil and heat, potentially releasing toxic particles straight into the users breathing air supply. Incorrect hose connector fittings are also often easily damaged and accidentally disconnected, thereby cutting off the operators breathing air supply.

Please read Introduction to Hookah Diving for more information about things you need to consider with a hookah diving setup.



Visit Our Rye Store

The Scuba Doctor is located south of Melbourne at Rye on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula — an easy diversion on your way to and from going diving at Portsea, Sorrento, Blairgowrie, Rye or the back beaches.

The Scuba Doctor location map

The Scuba Doctor Australia — Dive Shop

The dive shop is located south of Melbourne at:

The Scuba Doctor Australia
Boon Wurrung Country
1/49 Peninsula Ave
RYE VIC 3941
AUSTRALIA
 
Melway: 168 C6
Get directions


View Larger Map

Take a tour through the dive shop.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 38° 22.612′ S   (38.376869° S / 38° 22′ 36.73″ S)
Longitude: 144° 48.395′ E   (144.806583° E / 144° 48′ 23.7″ E)

By Public Transport

From Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne CBD
This journey by public transport will take from 3 to 4 hours depending on the time of day you are travelling.
Train: Take the train from platform 8 to Frankston.
Walk: To the bus stop in Young Street, near the Franston Railway Station.
Bus: Take the Route 788 bus towards Portsea. Get off at stop Hygeia St/Point Nepean Rd (Rye).
Bus: From Hygeia St/Point Nepean Rd (Rye) bus stop take Route 787 bus towards Sorrento.
Get off at stop Rowley Recreation Reserve/Melbourne Rd (Rye).
Walk: Along Melbourne Rd 350m.
Turn slight right at Peninsula Ave.
Continue to 49 Peninsula Ave.

For you specific needs, please use the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner.

CLEARANCE PRODUCTS [more]

New Products [more]

Divesoft Analyser SOLO O2 (O2)
$745.00
Sale: $685.40
Save: (8%)
Halcyon Infinity 30lb System [SS Small Backplate]
$1,720.00
Sale: $1,582.40
Save: (8%)
Hollis Elite ST 35 System | XS-SM
$1,349.00
Sale: $1,200.61
Save: (11%)
Mares Sirius Dive Computer
$1,599.00
Sale: $1,391.13
Save: (13%)

Brands [more]

500 PSI Adrenalin Air Dive Equipment Alpha Diving Products Analox AOI Limited AP Diving Apeks Apollo Scuba Aqualung AquaSketch Atomic Aquatics Atorch Lighting Australia Post AVATAR Backscatter Bare Barfell Best Divers Catahoula Manufacturing Inc Catalina Cylinders CineBags Cressi Cressi Swim Custom Divers DAN DiCAPac Dive Alert Dive Perfect Dive Rite Divesoft Dolphin Tech E-Shark Force Eezycut Enth Degree Faber Cylinders Fourth Element Fred & Friends Garmin Gear Aid Gear Keeper Glo-Toob H2Odyssey Halcyon Hi-Max Hollis Hyperion i-Dive (i-Torch, i-Das, i-Pix) Intova Isotta IST Proline IST Sports Kraken Sports Land and Sea Light & Motion Mac Coltellerie Mares Medical Developments Metalsub Miflex Hoses Nautilus LifeLine Neptune Sports New Holland Publishers Northern Diver Ocean Design Ocean Hunter Ocean Pro Oceans Enterprises Omer OMS OrcaTorch PADI Performance Diver PowerDive Predator Probe Wetsuits Reef Line Rob Allen Salvimar Sammy Glenn Dives San-o-Sub Scuba Capsule Scuba Ninja Sea & Sea Seac Sub Seaka Shark Shield Sharkskin Shearwater Research Si Tech Sonar SSI SteriGENE Sterling Leisure Surf Lock Suunto Tektite Termo Industria The Dive Spot The Scuba Doctor Tovatec Tribolube Trident Diving Equipment Tusa Tusa Sport Underwater Kinetics Unoflow Victorian Fisheries Authority View Swimming Gear Waterproof X-Adventurer XS Scuba XTAR

Copyright © 2005-2022 by The Scuba Doctor Australia, ABN 88 116 755 170. All rights reserved.
tel. +61 3 5985 1700 :: email. diveshop@scubadoctor.com.au :: Web site by it'sTechnical 2022