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Dry Dive at the London Diving Chamber and Social
Let's try out the chamber at the London Diving Centre (LDC), learn a bit, have some fun and then socialise in a local pub afterwards. The London Diving Chamber specialises in diving medicine and provides a 24 hour clinic with everything a diver could need from a medical facility. They have a hyperbaric decompression chamber offering NHS funded recompression to divers with Decompression Sickness (DCS) and other Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments. You can have a look at their website here: So what’s a dry dive and why are we doing it? Dry diving is exactly as it sounds. A hyperbaric chamber is the perfect environment to test a diver's ability at depth, but in a safe and water-free environment. We can learn a bit about the chamber and will have the opportunity to ask real experts any questions we have. Decompression illness can result from a diver's inability to handle nitrogen narcosis. If a diver is underwater the first time they experience narcosis, they can panic and risk decompression illness. A dry dive can prepare a diver mentally for what can happen underwater. It will be good to explore our own individual reactions to this strange effect… And it will be a giggle to see how tipsy we get! Usually we can’t talk to each other when experiencing nitrogen narcosis on a dive, so it will be fun. There are two depth options: 40m and 50m. We have booked a dive to 50m. What happens: • Show that you are a certified diver (please bring your diving certification card with you) - don't worry if you forget it but if you know your host, we can vouch for you • Fill in a self-declaration medical form. Any questions ticked YES must be covered by a Dive Doctor's clearance form ( (These can be done at LDC with enough notice) – please take special note of this requirement • We change into scrubs (provided) • After a briefing, we (maximum of 6 for 50m) enter the chamber accompanied by an LDC supervisor • The chamber is compressed to 50m • After maximum bottom time is reached, decompression begins • We decompress on a 100% oxygen (only after a 50m dive) • At the end of the session there is a post-dive briefing plus time for questions and logbook stamping • We go to the pub for a bite to eat, a drink and a general social (all are welcome to this part of course, whether you come on the dry dive or not!) Location The London Diving Chamber is based at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, 60 Grove End Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 9NH. It is a few moments walk from St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line). Please note the 6:30pm start time and aim for a few minutes earlier to enable a prompt start. Costs Cost per diver is £40.00 for the 50m dive. Please pay within 24 hours of your RSVPing 'Yes' by bank transfer to Kristin McGee, Account number[masked], Sort Code[masked]. Kindly use your full name as the reference to help with payment identification. Important Note Please remember, like a wet dive, a dry dive does carry a risk of decompression illness, although an extremely minimal one as the environment is carefully controlled. Please report any abnormal symptoms ( immediately. Of course you shouldn't be flying on the following day! Pub After the dry dive, we'll wander to The Duke of York, No.2 St Anne’s Terrace, St John’s Wood, London NW8 6PJ ( for a bite to eat and drink afterwards As per usual, if you’ve got any questions just get in touch!

London Diving Chamber

60 Grove End Road, London · NW8 9NH

Respond by: 10/22/2018

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