The London Diving Chamber (LDC) phone application is designed as a key resource for scuba divers. It has advice and easy-to-follow instructions for what to do in an emergency, whether a diver is suffering from the bends, has problems equalising; has been stung by a jellyfish or many other common incidents that may be experienced on a scuba diving trip or holiday. If a diver is suffering from decompression illness (the bends) this application will use your current location to work out where your nearest decompression chamber is. There is a practical pre-dive check list that will go through the key points to ensure you are both physically and mentally ready for your dive. The extensive A-Z of diving medicine in this application will answer many of your dive medical questions and if you cannot find what you’re looking for then you can simply send in your query direct to the doctors at London Diving Chamber who will get back to you. In addition, this application has a dive log book facility that enables you to log your dives.
•Dive Incident Planner – easy-to-follow instructions and advice on what to do in a scuba diving emergency or incident.
•Pre-Dive Check List – Are you fit to dive? Go through the head to toe list and check you are both physically and mentally ready for your dive.
•Worldwide Chamber Locator – Need to get to your nearest recompression chamber? This application has a worldwide chamber locator that will help you find your nearest hyperbaric facility using your current location and give you directions on how to get there.
•My Dive Log Book – log your dives and add the information about the dive site and what you saw. Use the built-in location service to capture your GPS co-ordinates or drag and drop a pin to mark the dive site on your personal worldwide dive map.
•Interactive Dive Map - view your dives on an interactive worldwide map.
•A-Z Dive Medicine – This application features a comprehensive list of common diving medical issues that will answer many of dive medicine questions.
•Contact London Diving Chamber – London Diving Chamber is one of the busiest recompression facilities in the UK. The hyperbaric staff and doctors at the unit are highly experienced in all fields of diving and hyperbaric medicine. Contact London Diving Chamber by sending your question via email through your iPhone, or telephone their 24 hour advice line.
Various bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
This app is fantastic. I had been diving and a couple of days later I started to experience pains in my body and blurred vision. Being a relatively new diver and not wanting to ask my dive club about my symptoms for fear of them thinking I was stupid, I started to google my symptoms and was sure I was suffering from DCI.
Thankfully, I stumbled across this app on one of the websites I was looking at and I filled out a diving incident form and submitted it. The fact it was done without having to phone anyone made the process so easy, less embarrassing and meant I sought help much sooner than I probably would have done had I had to phone someone. Within an hour, I was contacted by a doctor who asked me to come in for an assessment and I was recommended to have a session in the recompression chamber with a follow up shorter session the next day.
The staff were all so friendly and made me feel welcome and most of all, made me feel that I was not stupid in the slightest.
This app probably saved me from injuring myself on a more permanent level and had my health back to normal within 24 hours.
Thank you do much, this app is highly recommended by someone who has used it and the facilities that come with it first hand!!!
Initial iPad sync fails
Will not start install sync on my iPad Pro 10.5. No message or progress displayed after choosing start. Select Contact Us and the Done causes overlay saying that sync is in progress, only it’s not and nothing.
Potentially life saving
Packed with tons of excellent and vital info, as well as contact numbers and a walk-through incident reporting process for anyone who is not trained in how to deal with an emergency. o2 for the casualty and a call to 999 are the most important first two steps though.
Why are people asking for dive gear check lists and dive site maps etc? Make your own. This app is relative to safe diving and dealing with emergencies, such features could detract from the importance of what this app was designed for.
- London Diving Chamber Ltd
- 37.1 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © London Diving Chamber Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.