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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.



Outer Corsair Wall

Wall Dive Wall Dive | Boat access Boat access

Advanced Open Water Rated Crayfish Dive Site Deep Rated Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site Slack Water Subject to Shipping Technical Rated

Depth: 10 m (33 ft) to 65 m (213 ft)

Outer Corsair Wall is a very spectacular wall dive with lots of ledges, caves and drop-offs. The top of the wall starts at 10 metres and bottoms out at over 65 metres.

The wall is a good cray spot and good crays have been caught here. Outer Corsair Wall can only be dived on slack water as it is only just out of The Heads. Although shipping does not normally transit this area it is technically still in the shipping channel.

The Rip & Tides Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any shore or boat dive within "The Rip" (aka "The Heads"). This is a dangerous stretch of water, where Bass Straight meets Port Phillip, which has claimed many ships and lives. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-the-rip before diving or snorkelling this site.

Bass Strait Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any shore or boat dive in Bass Strait on Victoria's coastline. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-in-bass-strait before diving or snorkelling this site.

Crayfish Dive Site
Crayfish Dive Site | © Ian Scholey

Divers have the opportunity to catch Southern Rock Lobster (aka Crayfish) at this dive site. Remember your catch bag, current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence, rock lobster measure, and cray tags. Once you get back to the dive boat, or shore, make sure you clip the tail and tag your Crayfish as per Fisheries requirements. Please abide by all current fishing regulations if you intend to catch crays. See article-catching-crayfish for practical cray hunting advice from The Scuba Doctor, plus melbourne-cray-dives for a list of other crayfish dive sites near Melbourne. For tips on cooking your Crays, please see article-cooking-crayfish.

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.

 

Outer Corsair Wall Location Map

Latitude: 38° 18.170′ S   (38.302833° S / 38° 18′ 10.2″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.179′ E   (144.636317° E / 144° 38′ 10.74″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-04-26 16:16:30 GMT
Source: Unknown
Nearest Neighbour: Rip Bank, 32 m, bearing 5°, N
Depth: 10 to 65 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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