So, when evaluating what to do for our dive setup, a lot of factors came into play. The largest frankly being our kids. It is absolutely unrealistic to think Sarah and I would actually dive, and leave the kids on the boat unattended. Well, unless that is they are acting up...grin.
So, the traditional approach, for us to use tanks, gear up and go was not really 'realistic'. In addition, we will be having a lot of friends and family visit, most of which are not divers either. So, what did we do...and why?
In short order, an onboard compressor and tanks were ruled out. Logically, we would just not use tanks enough to justify the weight and expense. How much weight? 4 80cu tanks = 140lbs. Portable compressor = 80lbs+. Dive weights = 30lbs+. Total weight 270lbs. That is a LOT of weight...not to mention expense ($10k - $20k).
|Hookah on boat|
|Self contained hookah|