January 27, 2002
Hooka diving is sort of like scuba diving, only your air supply comes from a tank on the boat, to which you are tethered via a breathing tube. On the plus side, you can go deeper than if you were snorkeling. On the negative side, the distance you can go from the boat is determined by the length of your breathing tube.
The glass-bottom boat was a nice bonus, as we were able to sit and view the fishes and other divers while we took a break from diving.
Our captain Donna took our small group of six out to Coffin's Patch, where we stayed for close to two hours. It would have been nice to check out other reefs, but I still highly recommend this activity, since I haven't seen it offered anywhere else. It's a cheap alternative to scuba.
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