The Environment & Safety Fee has been established for two primary purposes:
The E&S Fee is US$ 9 or AU$ 10 per diver per day of diving, and is paid to the dive operator at the end of the visit. The E&S Fee is NOT an insurance but rather an industry support fee.
Hyperbaric Partners Limited (HPL) operates a Twin Lock unit to international guidelines. Evacuation with nursing support for injured diver stabilization and oxygen therapy is arranged using pressurized jet aircraft.
PNGDA & HPL do not meet evacuation costs, which can be high. For this reason it is strongly recommended that divers in Papua New Guinea hold comprehensive medical and evacuation insurance. The Papua New Guinea Divers Association thanks you for your support of the Environment & Safety Fee.