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Hookah rigs deliver air from a compressor on the surface down to a diver below, just like those old school cartoons. Divers doing serious long term jobs underwater may opt for these regulators, which are specially designed for hookah style diving. Please bear in mind that a regular scuba diving regulator cannot be used for hookah applications! Hookah regulators function with a different set of pressures and have specific regulators for specific conditions.

A Hookah regulator setup is entirely different from a scuba regulator. It consists of a 'second stage' only, which is fed directly from the output of the reserve tank via a Hookah air hose. There are no tank valve and first stage regulator assemblies of the type that are used with scuba cylinders.

Hookah second stage regulators typically employ a 'tilt', or 'pin' valve, which delivers a full airflow to the diver at low-pressure. This type of regulator is specifically designed for use with low-pressure Hookah compressors. Hookah second stage regulators, as are all modern regulators, are of the single hose, 'demand' type. A 'demand' regulator works on a relatively low volume of air since it only has to deliver air as the diver breathes, or 'demands' it.

Scuba second stage regulators typically can't be used for Hookah applications without special modifications. A typical Hookah compressor operates in a low-pressure range which is not enough pressure to drive the spring-loaded downstream valve of a scuba second stage regulator.

A diver who already owns a scuba second stage regulator, but who wishes to use it for Hookah applications, must take the regulator to a competent dive shop and get the regulator converted over for low-pressure use. The conversion can be made by installing a set of low tension springs which will give maximum efficiency when operated at low Hookah pressures. A dive shop will also have the necessary test equipment to make certain the adaptation has been effective.

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



Flinders Back Beach

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Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Marine Park - No Fishing Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site

Depth: 4 m (13 ft) to 8 m (26 ft)

Level: Advanced Open Water and beyond

Flinders Back Beach (aka Flinders Ocean Beach) is located on the Mornington Peninsula, near Flinders around from the south western side of West Head. See also Mushroom Reef.

See WillyWeather (Flinders Ocean Beach) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

See also, Flinders Back Beach in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition pages 128–129.

Back Beach Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any dive on the Back Beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-the-back-beaches before diving or snorkelling this site.

Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country
Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country

Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes parts of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-west, down to Wilson's Promontory in the south-east, including the Mornington Peninsula, French Island and Phillip Island, plus Western Port. We wish to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Bunjil the Creator Spirit of this beautiful land, who travels as an eagle, and Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow, and thank them for continuing to watch over this Country today and beyond.

 

Flinders Back Beach Location Map

Latitude: 38° 28.996′ S   (38.483266° S / 38° 28′ 59.76″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.090′ E   (145.018169° E / 145° 1′ 5.41″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-26 17:18:51 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Mushroom Reef, 238 m, bearing 322°, NW
Flinders, Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 4 to 8 m.



DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.

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