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Steverhnm
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Just curious, have there ever been any serious accidents such as pneumothorax or decompression sickness in the San Carlos area?  Are there any hospitals or facilities that understand dive medicine in the area or are there any chambers in the region?

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I can assure you that everything you can imagine has happened...including cut apart by the prop..The Dive Shops know the emergency procedures.. 

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I still have no idea of what kind of facilities are available.  I suppose a pneumothorax can be handled in any hospital, don't ever expect to be doing deco dives so I guess a chamber is not required.  I bet there might be one in Hermosillo - Hyperbaric treatment at a burn center maybe?  I will not be diving past 120 ever (doubtful-did all that when I was young), more recreational 30-60, maybe 90 after I get back in the saddle and find a dive buddy.  Used to live and dive in Guam, Philippines & Hawaii.  Pretty much a dive rat.  Much younger and in better shape then.  Now that I am retiring (April 2020) and will be out on my boat more I am looking forward to a little diving on occasion.  Have been coming down since 2004, stopped dragging my trailerable and bought my large (to me) sailboat in 2014.  Have enjoyed fishing, gunkholing & fixing it up.  Now time to enjoy the fruits of the labor (always work to do on the boat...).  Might be up for looking for a dive buddy that would like to do some sailing too....  It's a nice boat, 36 feet, very comfortable.  Nice sugar scoop transom for a dive platform.  PM me if you are interested.

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According to Google, the only one in Mexico is in Cozumel.

Matt Blair
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I'm pretty sure that there's a decompression chamber in Guaymas that is property of the Mexican Navy. As Jimmy said, the local dive shops know emergency procedures and have probably encountered most common dive related accidents.



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