• MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR DIVE RELATED CONCERN? Call 9-1-1 or Divers Alert Network International Emergency Hotline (919-684-9111).

Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber

Providing Medical Treatment Since 1966
Medical Emergency
or Dive Related Concern?

Call 9-1-1 or Divers Alert Network International Emergency Hotline (919-684-9111) and be evaluated at the nearest emergency medical facility as soon as possible. You must be referred by a physician to be treated. The Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber (PGHC) does not take walk-ins.

Chamber Tours and Speaking Engagements

Involved in a dive club? Want to show students a working hyperbaric chamber? Chamber tours and speaking engagements are available.

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Welcome to the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber.

The only multi-place emergency chamber for divers and carbon monoxide victims between Southern California and Seattle, Washington.

The Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber is run solely by on call volunteers during emergencies. Our volunteer staff includes medical doctors (MDs), registered nurses (RNs), respiratory therapists (RRTs), dive medical technicians (DMTs), emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and other trained personnel. Our MDs are trained to national standards set by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Our crew is trained to the national standards of National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT). Patients needing treatment for diving emergencies must be referred to the facility by a physician, so it is important to alert 9-1-1 or Divers Alert Network (DAN) when dealing with diving and carbon monoxide victims.

This scholarship honors Dr. Tak Hattori who served as the Medical Director
for the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber for 44 years.

Dr. Takashi 'Tak' Hattori Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Hattori was one of the driving forces behind the acquisition and installation of the hyperbaric chamber. During his tenure as Medical Director he volunteered thousands of hours, ensuring that the all-volunteer staff had the most current training in hyperbaric medicine and that the absolute best medical care was offered to those suffering from diving related injuries and carbon monoxide poisoning.

We are a team of volunteer experts

We undertake the most challenging cases

Monterey Bay has become a premier diving destination, offering some of the most beautiful and pristine diving areas in the country. The Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber, on the Monterey Peninsula, has provided medical treatment to injured divers and carbon monoxide victims since 1966. The facility needs continued fiscal support to offer these important medical treatments. Please consider a donation to ensure this much needed, lifesaving resource remains open for the community.

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