Diving Medicine and Safety

  • In case of emergency at a dive site contact the Coastguard - VHF Channel 16 or dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
  • They will co-ordinate the other emergency services needed to help you.
  • If you are at home following a dive and suspect you may have decompression illness contact the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit in Aberdeen on 0845 408 6008, out of hours ask for the hyperbaric consultant, they will tell you what to do next.
  • If the patient is seriously unwell or deteriorating rapidly, inform the ambulance service promptly by dialling 999.
  • Don't turn up at a chamber unannounced, most are not manned 24-hours a day.

Hyperbaric Centres

Diving Medicine

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