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.
From November 11 to 15, 2020, the 20th International Congress on Hyperbaric Medicine (ICHM), will take place at the Rio Othon Palace Hotel, in Copacabana, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
This event is held every 3 years, having started in 1963 in the Netherlands, and is not linked to any institution.
The scientific program will feature renowned national and international speakers, sharing their expertise in Hyperbaric Medicine with participants.
A preview of what will be presented at the event can be seen on the website
  • 10% discount on registration fees for SAUHMA members


Annual Scientific Meeting 2019


Hyperbaric Facility Safety Management

2015 SAUHMA Presentations

As always, we strive to bring you some of the most recent developments in diving and hyperbaric medicine and information that is of relevance to your field.