​SAUHMA is a voluntary association recognised as a Special Interest Group by the  Council of the South African Medical Association.

The Association works towards promoting the practice of underwater and hyperbaric medicine, and facilitate the study of all aspects of underwater and hyperbaric medicine.

The association is made up of members and associate members: Medical Practitioners; Registered Nurses; Registered Paramedics; Qualified Hyperbaric Chamber Operators; Diving Instructors; Dive Operators, and any other individual, who, to the satisfaction of the Council of the Association, provides evidence that he or she has a special interest in the subject of underwater and/or hyperbaric medicine; Subject to the By-Laws.


Update on Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: Current State of affairs and what the near future holds. ​The closing date for the SAUHMA refresher conference registration is 14 September 2015. Please make sure that you register and pay before this date, unfortunately there will be no facilities at the venue to register and pay. We look forward to welcoming you at the upcoming conference to be held for the Level 2 from 15 -16 October at the Professional Diving Centre in Durban and Level 1 from 17 – 18 October at the Pinetown Premier Hotel.

​Refresher venues:

Level 1: Pinetown Premier Hotel - 17 to 18 October 2015
Level 2: Professional Diving School Centre - 15 to 16 October 2015

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