Price: £440 + VAT
Duration: 2 Day
Air chambers have two primary functions within the diving industry, which are; treating decompression illness (DCI) and conducting surface decompression. Our Air Chamber Operators Course has been developed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical hands on training in both techniques.
Surface decompression is a technique for recovering divers from the water to an air chamber in close proximity, from where they will be decompressed in a controlled safe manner, normally breathing pure oxygen. Decompressing divers in this way has many benefits, not least the fact that they are in a warm controlled environment and not subjected to constant pressure changes that are prevalent when conducting in-water decompression in a sea-swell.
As well as covering all the relevant theory, highly valuable practical scenarios are included with hands on surface decompression and simulated treatment scenarios conducted on one of PDA’s superb twin lock air chambers.
On completion of this training, candidates will receive a competence certificate that will be valid for 3 years, which can be used to demonstrate to third parties that competence has been assessed by an industry recognised external training provider.