The Hyperbaric Chamber is administered and supported by the Emergency Department based at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
The chamber is available to all commercial divers intending to dive within Guernsey's 12 mile limit. You are required to notify your intention to dive in Guernsey with the Health & Social Care team.
In the event that any diver is suspected of suffering from decompression illness, contact should be made with the Emergency Department of the Princess Elizabeth Hospital by calling 01481 725241 or dial 999 or 112 for emergency assistance.
Charges for the Hyperbaric Chamber was last reviewed in June 2018.
Commercial Divers - Intention to Dive
- The administration and support of the Hyperbaric Chamber is provided by the Emergency Department based at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Guernsey. Commercial divers are required to confirm their intention to dive with the Emergency Department Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You need to ensure that your email contains:
- your name
- your address
- contact details
- intended dive dates
- where you are to dive together with depth and duration
Charges for the use of the hyperbaric chamber - for both commercial and leisure divers
- With effect from 1 June 2018, stand-by charges for Commercial Diving in Guernsey Waters have been withdrawn.
- Any diver (either commercial or recreational) requiring the use of the hyperbaric chamber will be charged for the treatment. With effect from 1 June 2018 the tariff for DCI treatment is made up as follows:
- Emergency Department Attendance Charge (relevant to the day of the week and the time of day attending) plus the additional Critical Category Treatment Charge of £340
- An hourly charge of £200 for each hour treatment is received within the hyperbaric chamber.