Emergency Contact Information

LOCAL SAN DIEGO COUNTY OPERATIONS

Nearest Medical Treatment Facility to Dive Site(s), San Diego County:
Name: UCSD Thornton Hospital
Address: 9300 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA. 92037
Phone: Hospital: 858-657-7000
Method and est. duration of transport: Activate local EMS via 911, 30-60 mins

Nearest Recompression Treatment Facility to Dive Site(s), San Diego County:
Name: UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center
Address: 200 Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA. 92103
Phone: Hospital: 619-543-6222 (Emergency)
Chamber: 619-543-5222 (Non-emergency)
Method and est. duration of transport:   Activate local EMS via 911, 30-60 mins

SIO/UCSD Contacts:
Christian McDonald
SIO/UCSD Diving Safety Officer
Ph: (858) 534-2002
Cell: (858) 245-6979
Fax: (858) 534-5306
Email: cmcdonald@ucsd.edu

Rich Walsh
Asst. SIO/UCSD Diving Safety Officer
Ph. (858) 534-6979
Cell: (858) 245-7141
Email: rwalsh@ucsd.edu


Additional Contact information:
Local EMS

  • 911

San Diego City Lifeguard Service

  • Headquarters, 619-221-8800
  • La Jolla Shores, 619-221-8877
  • VHF Channel 16

USCG Station San Diego

  • 619-278-7670
  • VHF Channel 16

Divers Alert Network
24/7 Diving Emergency (Call local EMS, SIO POC, then DAN!)

  • 1-919-684-9111

DAN Non-Emergency Diving Questions and all other DAN services

  • 1-800-446-2671
  • Available M-F, 9 am - 8 pm EST

M. Dale Stokes, PhD, Diving Control Board Chair
Phone: (858) 822-2608
Email: dstokes@ucsd.edu