Philippines Scuba Diving Emergency Contacts

Philippines scuba diving emergency contact numbers, contacts and personnel change occasionally.  I recommend that you confirm all critical contact numbers and points-of-contact prior to diving.  I cannot take responsibility for changes to these details (although I do review them regularly).

Keep these Philippines scuba diving emergency contacts with you during your diving here (print and put in your logbook)

PHILIPPINES HYPERBARIC CHAMBER FACILITIES

AFP Medical Center – Recompression Chamber 
V. Luna Road, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Person: Dr. Jojo Bernardo, M.D.
Phone: +63 (2) 920-7183 Phone: +63 (2) 426-2701 local 8991 / 6445

Cebu Recompression Chamber 
Central Command Station (VISCOM) Hospital
Camp Lapu-Lapu, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
Contact Person: Mamerto Ortega
Phone: +63 (32) 310-709 Chamber
Phone: +63 (32) 232-2464 to 68 local 3625 / 233-9942

St. Patricks Hospital Batangas – Recompression Chamber
043 723 7089 Ext. 1111 loc 0(reception)
or: Dr. Michael Perez: (diving Instructor)
0918 902 11 08 / 0917 536 2757
043 723 8388 043 723 2745
Beeper 150611 169
Emergency Room (ER) 043 723 7089

NOTE: Currently, there are four Philippine Coast Guard Search and Rescue Vessels (SARVs) with hyperbaric / recompression chambers on-board the vessels. These can be contacted via the Coast Guard (contact details below)

HYPERBARIC DIVE PHYSICIANS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Dr. Jose “Jojo” R. Bernardo M.D. 
AFP Medical Center V. Luna Road, Quezon City
Tels.: +632. 920.71.83 / +632 426.27.01 local 8991 or 6445

Dr. Benjamin “Benjie” Luna, M.D. 
Cardiologist-Internist, Asian Hospital, Philippines
Phone +632. 815. 99.11 Extension 2123 Fax +632. 817. 56.01

DIVING RELATED EMERGENCY CONTACTS

AERO-MEDICAL EVACUATION 
Philippine Air Force, 505th Search and Rescue Group
Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
*Ask for Duty Officer / Staff Sergeant Quijado / Colonel Edwin Neon
Tel: +63 28 53 50 13 / +63 28 53 51 21 / +63 28 53 14 69
or +63 28 53 50 08 (maintenance hanger)
or (private) 0973 858 294 (Captain King Palangana)

Philippine Coast Guard 
(Operations) Tel.: +632. 527.38.70 / Fax: +632.527.38.80
Coast Guard Air Group, Tel. +632.832.37.56

Subic Sea-Plane (Search and Rescue Assistance)
047 252 3005 / 047 252 2230 / 0919 325 1106
*ask for: Mike O’Farrel

DIVERS ALERT NETWORK (DAN)
24 Hour Emergency Hotline Philippines +63 26 32 10 77 (English & Filipino)
Diving Emergencies +61-8-8212-9242 (outside Australia)
http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/