Hi guys, Eleanor here. Just thought I'd post to say a massive thank you for looking after Rob for these last few days. For those of you reading for the first time, Rob and I were unfortunate enough to suffer a bend this weekend. Perfectly "normal" dive on MV HERON- 29 metres max depth, for 38 minutes. Did a 2 minute stop at 18m, then a further 6 minute stop at 6m. The ascent was perfectly slow and gradual, but 10minutes after we got back to the boat, Rob started feeling very unwell. The lifeboat came out to get us, and within 2 hours of the dive, we were at Jersey Hyperbaric for treatment. He's had a second treatment today, and he is gradually getting better, but the outcome would have been a lot worse if you hadn't all been there to help. We feel so lucky to have met you all, and I would urge anyone in the area to pop by for a visit. Keep the funds coming in to help maintain this voluntary chamber, so that more people like Rob and myself have the best opportunity to recover as possible.
I hope not to see you again any time soon, but if we ever return to the island, you can guarantee that we'll come and say hello!
I went on a visit to the Chamber on 19th May. As a diver, I found this a valuable experience. I think that every diver should visit the chamber and undertake this experience. You are told exactly what to expect but I never expected to have to equalise so much! Its amazing - also the noice that the chamber makes is something to get used to - but they make sure you are OK at all times. As you decent, it gets really, really hot and when you come up really cold!
I would recommend you arranging a visit and if possible a dive in the chamber - to have everything explained to you in a calm and controlled manner was great and if anything should ever happen then I think knowing what is going to happen will really put my mind at rest as I won't find it frightening or confusing.
The team are really friendly - so give them a call and arrange a visit.