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Hyperbaric Chamber Specifications

The Slark Hyperbaric Unit (SHU), located in Devonport, Auckland, was officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Warren Cooper in 1990.

Named after the late Royal New Zealand Navy Surgeon Commodore Tony Slark, who was a pioneer in diving medicine research, our unit brings over 40 years of diving and hyperbaric medicine knowledge and experience to New Zealand's diving community. Without doubt, this unit will continue to be at the forefront in hyperbaric medicine expertise. 


Weight:                                                13000 kg
Number of Compartments:                 2
Material Chamber is made from:        Steel
Interior diameter:                                2150 mm
Length of the whole chamber:            6616 mm

Main compartment length:                 3240 mm
Operating pressure:                             8.5 ATA

Max treatment depth:                          75m

People in the Chamber (not including staff)
Lying down:                                         1 patient
Seated:                                                 4 patients

This page was last updated at 2:14PM on March 6, 2024.