Sunday 11th February 10:30am
We are organising a trip to experience a Dry Dive in the London Hyperbaric Chamber in Leytonstone London.
A diving accident can result from a diver’s inability to handle gas narcosis. A dry dive in the recompression chamber can prepare a diver mentally for what can happen underwater. You get to experience a demonstration of what dense air in the chamber actually does, you will undertake some small quiz/test, we will also be given a lot of really great information about the treatment and the centre.
Dry dives can be run two ways, as the experience alone, or as a chamber awareness specialty course, however it is up to each diver whether they wish to receive the PADI certification.
PLEASE NOTE: If there is an incoming emergency, the Dry Dive many be cancelled, as Divers we should all be happy that this is the case.
The experience needs to start at 10:30, it is a 3-4 hour experience, which will mean a relatively early start from the Brighton area, about 8-8:30am, up to Victoria and a hop on the tube to Leytonstone.
The Dry Dive experience will be completed by approx 2 – 2:30pm, leaving time in London for a late lunch, a quick trip to the Museums or Galleries, a wander around Covent Garden, what ever you fancy doing!!
We are limited to 9 spaces, please confirm your space quickly so as not to miss out!
The course lasts 3-4 hours. We start with a full briefing, then change into scrubs. There will be a chamber dive to 40 metres, this will involve a small test at depth; also, other pressure related experiments are shown. After the dive there will be a DCI presentation, and a tour of the facility.
On successful completion of the course a PADI Recompression Chamber Awareness Distinctive Specialty certification card is awarded to those who have selected that option.
Dry-Dives will be undertaken in a modern computer assisted multiplace Therapy Chamber.
Prerequisite certification: PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification with another organisation).
Minimum age requirement: 16 years of age.
A completed RSTC medical statement form or in date certificate of fitness to dive signed by a doctor*
*If you answer ‘YES’ to any question on the form you must provide an in-date certificate of fitness to dive.
Students must bring:
- Proof of Qualification.
- Divers Logbook.
- Computers/Depth gauges may be taken on the chamber dive in a bucket of water.
- Camera/Video equipment is allowed in the chamber with the relevant 40 metre housing.
Dry Dive Costs
There is a full refund if we have to cancel the course due to an incoming emergency.
DRY DIVE £40 No certification included.
PADI CHAMBER AWARENESS SPECIALTY COURSE £65
Comes with PADI speciality certification