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Divers DCI Helpline

Emergency Contact numbers

Emergency contact numbers for the UK following a Diving Incident and in particular decompression illness (DCI). Numbers are provided for the British Hyperbaric (BHA) Helpline and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 24 hour numbers for free scuba diving illness advice and to arrange recompression treatment.

National Decompression Illness Helpline.

If calling in England, Northern Ireland or Wales call 07831 151 523 to be connected to the BHA Diver Helpline.

If calling in Scotland call 0345 408 6008 to be connected with the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

When at sea, contact should be made via the Coastguard on VHF DSC (or Channel 16).

For other emergency assistance, when ashore in the UK, use 999 or 112, as usual.

When diving outside of the UK, ensure that you know the local emergency contact procedures.

BSAC Members will find these numbers printed on the reverse of their membership card.


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