Hookah diving, also known as Snuba (Snorkel / Scuba combo) diving, is great for experienced snorkelers who want to explore beyond the restraints of their snorkel tube. Hooka dive systems are an alternative to the tank based scuba diving and allow descending underwater for extended periods of time with air supplied from the surface.
A hookah diving system, also known as surfaced air supplied (SAS) or SSA for surface-supplied air, mixes the ease and freedom of snorkelling with the underwater breathing capabilities of scuba.
For more than 30 years Edi Frommenwiler, owner of one of the very first liveaboards sailing around Indonesia, has been diving, filming and documenting the marine life at world famous dive locations like Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Komodo and Alor.
The winners of the Third Annual Underwater Tour Awards have been announced. The prestigious annual international competition encourages and inspires passion for photography, exploration and discovery from behind the lens and helps raise awareness of the world’s incredible, fragile marine and aquatic inhabitants and their environments. For the first time the Underwater Tour Awards partnered with environmental education and action organisation, Take 3, and introduced a new novice category, The Take 3 for the Sea Contest. Proceeds from registration fees and additional donations were given to Take 3.