Chandlery July 2007 Issue

Tankless Scuba Diving

Sea Breathe snuba rig makes a handy tool and a cool toy.

The last few years, we’ve used a neat, 12-volt battery-powered "snuba" rig—a snorkeling-scuba hybrid—to inspect our test boat’s hull. We first reported on this rig, the SurfaceDive Deck Snorkel, in the Aug. 15, 2004 issue. A Canadian company, Scu-Buoy Products Inc., recently sent us a very similar product called the Sea Breathe Electric Snorkel. Both use similar components: a 12-volt compressor mounted inside a plastic container. The compressor pumps air through a hose to a floating air reservoir. A second hose connects the reservoir to a scuba regulator attached via a belt (Sea Breathe) or chest harness (SurfaceDive).

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