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Steps On How To Properly Hookah Dive

by Herbert Richards

A hookah dive is a cross between SCUBA and free-diving. To do this particular kind of diving, you have to learn and almost be an expert in several things at once. The following highlights the proper steeps you need to take to learn how to hookah dive.

Be an Excellent Swimmer

​If you cannot swim well and maintain your "cool" when you swim in open water, you are going to have a lot of problems learning how to dive the hookah way. Be an excellent swimmer, and learn how to control fear and anxiety under water. You will need to pass a swimming test for advanced swimmers before any hookah instructor will teach you how to dive using the hookah method.

Become Certified in SCUBA

​While it is certainly true that you do not have to be certified in SCUBA to learn hookah, being certified definitely helps. It helps big-time. At the very least, know the different parts of SCUBA gear, what they do, and how to use them. Also, have plenty of SCUBA dive experience before you sign up for hookah diving instruction.

Learn to Hold Your Breath as Long as You Can

 In hookah diving, you have to hold your breath, while swimming into deep water, for as long as you can. This takes an exceptional amount of practice, or a lot of time spent working as a Navy SEAL. Chances are pretty good you are not the latter, so do the former. Keep practicing holding your breath and releasing it very slowly. You will need to learn how to hold and release your breath for up to six minutes, or as close as you can. This is a vital skill in the hookah diving industry. 

​Do Several Practice Dives

​When your instructor finally takes you into open water and throws the hookah raft with the air compressor and dive regulators hanging off of it, you are ready for practice dives in deep water. You will need several practice dives, learning how and when to come up to the hookah float for more air, and how to swim down carefully and slowly so as to not allow the water pressure to squeeze all of the air out of your lungs. Like skydiving, this sport is potentially deadly, so you will need to do several monitored practice dives until or before your instructor says it is okay for you to do a "solo" dive (i.e., a dive wherein your instructor is not monitoring you in the water or signaling when you need to breach the surface for air. 

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