Safety, dive medical education and research with the Utila Hyperbaric Chamber
The Hyperbaric chamber at the Bay Islands College of Diving is the only one on Utila and is a Diver Alert Network recognized facility.
The Utila Chamber is staffed by Marjorie Grande a registered Honduran Nurse. Marjorie is also an ear specialist trained in barotraumas medicine. The Utila Chamber works closely with Dr John McVay from the Utila Community Clinic and the rest of the staff at the BICD includes Hyperbaric Chamber Technicians, Trainers and Operators.
We offer the complete DAN student and Instructor level courses, as well as Emergency First Response programs. We train our students in Dive Emergency Management Provider, Hyperbaric Chamber Tender and Recompression Chamber Operator. We offer a Hyperbaric Chamber Course for those who would like to learn more about our facility.