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The Hyperbaric Chamber is administered and supported by the Emergency Department based at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

The chamber is available to all divers intending to dive within the Bailiwick of Guernsey's 12 mile limit.

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 220000 and requesting "Emergency Department" or dial 999 or 112 for emergency assistance.

If you have any non-urgent medical questions related to diving, contact can be made with Dr Sally Simmons, Dive Medical Officer for the Bailiwick via the PEH switchboard.

Charges for the Hyperbaric Chamber were last reviewed in June 2018.

  • 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    • With effect from 1 June 2018,  stand-by charges for Commercial Diving in Guernsey Waters have been withdrawn.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 October 2021 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 £380

    • An hourly charge of £320 for each hour treatment is received within the hyperbaric chamber.


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