DAN’s initial response to any diving illness or injury is to ensure that the diver receives appropriate first aid and is evaluated by a medical professional. After that, we encourage appropriate treatment, which may include recompression therapy in a hyperbaric chamber. The standard of care for many diving illnesses is recompression. It is therefore essential that DAN knows where suitable recompression facilities are located and confirms they are available to treat injured divers. To address this, DAN has three programs to support and collaborate with hyperbaric facilities.
Recompression Chamber Network
The recompression chamber network (RCN) is a global database of hyperbaric chambers that are available for treatment of DCI. The network is updated often to add new chambers and reflect changes in chamber availability.
To join, click here to access the application or email us at .
Please include your name and telephone number.
Recompression Chamber Assistance Program
The recompression chamber assistance program (RCAP) provides support to chambers in need primarily through donations and grants. On-site training and safety assessments, scholarships, advice and even essential equipment are available to qualifying recompression chamber facilities.
Preferred Provider Network
The recompression chamber Preferred Provider Network (PPN) is intended to ensure prompt treatment, support and guaranteed reimbursement to chambers in need of financial resources.
Available by invitation only.
Safety Assessment: Chamber Operations
DAN’s hyperbaric technology team has over 75 years of experience working with recompression chamber facilities around the world. Included in this are design and manufacturing, inspection and maintenance, operating and facilities management, and the full scope of medical treatment procedures.
Safety Training: Chamber Operations
Chamber operators, tenders and technicians all require specialized training in order to operate and maintain recompression treatment facilities in a safe and reliable state, ensuring optimal availability to divers in distress. Education and awareness play a significant role in ensuring appropriate operational knowledge and competence.
Safety Resources: Chamber Operators
Available free safety resources include a range of downloadable publications, advisories, checklists and other useful documents.