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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor
I do think the DIY can be done safely if you really do your homework, but as has been mentioned before, a purpose-built hooka system off E-bay is probably the safest/cheapest/best option proposed so far IMHO.
As I've mentioned before, the purpose-built hookahs sold on e-Bay are, for the most part, based on cheap, Chinese compressors that anybody can buy at Home Depot for a couple hundred bucks. The sellers are simply guys in their garages putting together the absolute most low-budget hookahs they can, and then marketing them on e-Bay as high end surface-supplied air rigs. They are junk and will not survive long in a marine environment.
In reality there are only a couple really reputable recreational-level hookah sellers in this country and they are Airline by J. Sink and Brownie's.
Air Line Diving System | The Air Line by J. Sink
Brownie's Third Lung Diving, Hookah Surface Supplied Air Systems |