Nuvair now sells hookah systems! Much of the diving industry refers to hookah systems as “surface supply diving systems,” which they technically are, but we like to draw a hard line between “hookah systems” and “surface supply systems.”
Here at Nuvair, a "hookah" is an affordable, lightweight, and portable device powered by a gas engine or electric motor that is used to supply air to divers for recreational or limited commercial purposes.
Divers Alert Network (DAN) has a great piece on what hookahs are all about. Read the article “Hooked on Hookah Diving” by George Anderson at https://dan.org/alert-diver/article/hooked-on-hookah-diving/.
SURFACE SUPPLY SYSTEM
Since we design, fabricate, and sell professional-grade surface supply systems for use worldwide, we define a “surface supply system” as any system that is not a hookah system. While surface supply systems can be used by recreational divers, they are generally used for commercial purposes (including offshore operations), can support multiple divers, can generate enriched air nitrox, are heavy (some weigh over a ton!), and are expensive.
Nuvair manufactures a wide range of surface supply systems including the pictured Nuvair EK76-Q325D Kubota Diesel Low-Pressure Nitrox Surface Supply System (SKU 7069DKU-EK76-325). Our smaller surface supply systems include the Bamax Twin Tank Industrial Compressor Series (SKU BAMAX-TWINS). Click here to view the entire line of Nuvair Surface Supply compressors.