It doesn't always require coal to make smoke. Amongst those, zomo offers natural coconut coals, one of the few brands to sell 500g packages containing 36 coal cubes with excellent heat dissipation
Tons of shisha but no coals and nowhere near to get.
How to hookah without coal. Use your coal tongs to transfer the hot coals to the foil or screen on top of the hookah bowl. /r/hookah is a place to talk about all things related to hookah and hookah accessories. One substitute of coal to heat the hookah is coconut shell.
Put it in the top stem of your hookah. The tobacco underneath has been well cooked and the rest of the bowl needs some attention. You can light coconut shell and use it instead of coal.
However, in a pinch you can smoke shisha without coals. Generally, you smoke shisha by placing a metal screen or piece of foil over it and placing a charcoal on top of it;