First Aid Recompression Chamber Oxygen





EFR Course

PADI Emergency First Responder a one day course, suitable for all ages and not just divers, to broaden your knowledge and practical skills in CPR and Illness & Injury Assessment.





Emergency situations

When diving off boats please ensure that you have a competent radio operator and licensed VHF marine radio on board, an O2 kit and first aid box as well as a trained oxygen administrator and first aider. All these are standard on the Aquaventures hardboat and rhib.


In case of an emergency, it is necessary to follow proper protocol. The contact details below are for information purposes only - check your nearest recompression chamber when planning your dives.


Irish Coastguard Dublin

channel 16 (VHF marine radio)

phone 999 / 112


Ambulance / Fire Brigade / Police 999 or 112

The National Hyperbaric Centre (Ireland)

54 Great Strand Street
Dublin 1
Director: Thomas Cummins MD

phone 01 8733044

24 hr phone 087 9729366

fax 01 8733969



Haulbowline Recompression Chamber - Naval Service Cork


The Naval service are permitting civilian access to their recompression chamber in Haulbowline until the new recompression chamber is opened in University College Hospital, Galway.

Should the Navy wish to take their chamber to sea they will advise Medico in Cork giving two weeks notice.

phone 021 4378777


channel 16 (VHF marine radio)

University Galway Hospital - Recompression Chamber


This facility is currently closed whilst a new unit is under construction.


The Hyperbaric Medical Centre (DDRC Plymouth)
Tamar Science Park
Derriford Road
Director: Dr P Bryson

phone 0044 01752 209999


[Out of Hours 0044 8702385001]



Regional Recompression Chamber Unit for Northern Ireland
Craigavon Area Hospital
Lurgan Road
Northern Ireland
BT63 5QQ
Director: Dr John E Galway

phone 00 44 801762 33 4444 / 0711


A rescue exercise with the Irish Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter Service in August 2010 (as well diving the Fastnet Lighthouse and helping a rhib propped on a lobsterpot rope close the Rock). Great filming and editing by Jerome McCormick.