Hands-On Chamber Operations


Classes are set up on weekends (Friday - Monday) following the EDAM & ERD classes

Next Dates:

  • July 19-21, 2014

  • July 25-28, 2014

  • August 15-18, 2014

  • October 24-27, 2014

  • November 7-10, 2014

Class size limited to 2-3 people to allow everyone in the class time to train at each position on each dive


Tuition: $300.00 US*
Housing: $105.00 US
Meals: On own
*For people joining the Volunteer Crew the $300 tuition will be used to purchase commuter books for the Catalina Express to cover ten round trips (~$500 value)


Either EDAM, ERD, Mainland Chamber Crew Training, or equivalent training

The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber runs hands-on training classes for hyperbaric chamber operations. These classes are used to train people interested in joining our Volunteer Chamber Crew; those who are going to be running hyperbaric chambers elsewhere; and Diving Medical Technician (DMT) trainees [Note: The EDAM Class plus the Hands-On Chamber Operations Class constitutes “Module-16” training towards a National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology DMT certification].

The 2-1/2 day Friday–Monday classes (run following the EDAM & ERD classes) trains people in the Inside Tender, Operator, and Recorder positions. Most of the time is spent with students actually operating the Chamber on Standard Dives, Treatment Simulations, and Lock Runs.

  • USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber
  • P.O. Box 5069
  • 1 Big Fisherman Cove
  • Avalon, CA 90704
  • Emergency Phone: 310-510-1053