Hands-On Chamber Operations


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

2015 Dates:

  • July 18-20, 2015

  • August 1-3, 2015

  • October 24-26, 2015

  • November 13-15, 2015

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 (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 ~$550 value)*
Housing: $105.00 US
Meals: On own
*Tuition may be waived by people joining the Volunteer Crew who agree to cover their own transportation during their Internship.


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 and those who are going to be running hyperbaric chambers elsewhere.

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