Educational Programs at the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber

One of the major missions of the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is to provide educational opportunities for the diving communities. These programs deal Diving Safety, Diving Accident Management, Hyperbaric Chamber Operations, Decompression Issues, etc.

To accomplish this goal the following programs are offered:

Emergency Diving Accident Management

5 day program (Sunday - Friday) One - two classes a year - Primarily classroom lectures

Emergency Response Diver

5 day program (Sunday - Friday) One class a year - Primarily hands on and in-water

Mainland Chamber Crew Training Program
2 day program (generally Saturday - Sunday) - Lecture program for potential Chamber Volunteers unable to take the 5 days off for EDAM or ERD

Hands-On Chamber Operations Course
2-1/2 day program (Friday - Monday) - Hand on training in Hyperbaric Chamber Operations geared primarily towards training Volunteers for our Chamber
Prerequisites: Either EDAM, ERD, Mainland Chamber Crew Training, or equivalent training

Chamber Orientation Dives
2 hours - Experience a dive in the Chamber (maximum depth: 165 fsw)
Prerequisite: Diving/Hyperbaric Medical clearance

Chamber Tours
1/2 - 1 hour - Contact us to set up tour date and time

Lectures for Dive Clubs and Other Groups
Variable lengths - Contact us to set up lecture location, date and time.

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