Message for U.S. Citizens: Decompression Chamber in PNG now in Working Order

Attention scuba divers residing in or travelling to Papua New Guinea.

On 09 August 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby published a message to U.S. citizens noting the indefinite closing of the hyperbaric decompression chamber located in Port Moresby.

The Embassy now confirms that the hyperbaric decompression chamber located at the Tropicair hangar at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby is in working order.

The chamber is being used commercially under agreement between Hyperbaric Partners Ltd and Tropicair Ltd with support from other partners, including PRO Dive PNG and DAN (Divers Alert Network) – often the first point of contact for distressed divers.  Medicair (a part of Tropicair Ltd) can provide aero-medical service from the point of collection to the hyperbaric chamber.

Tropicair:                     +675 7687 5047
Medicair:                     +675 7687 5047          or         +675 7111 1234
PRO Dive PNG:         +675 7194 9333
DAN Asia Pacific:       +618 8212 9242

The Embassy assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional abilities or quality of services provided by the above firms. Inclusion in this notice is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy.

The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in our Consular district (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Vanuatu) enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at to receive the latest security updates. By enrolling, you make it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in case of an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate or consular agency.

Stay up-to-date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information and follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook.

You can obtain updated information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays.

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is located on Douglas Street, National Capital District and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 675-321-1455 or 675-321-0289. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is 675-7200-9439.