Daniel Gericke CHT, DMT-A , LST CDI
Daniel is our Senior Certified Hyperbaric Technologist and Safety Director who began his diving career in 1988 with the South African (SA) Navy in Simonstown SA where he achieved the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer and Navy Clearance Diving Instructor. For the next 6 years, Daniel directed the SA Navy Decompression Chamber Program where he began treating Hyperbaric Oxygen patients in addition to those with decompression injuries.
In 1999 Daniel founded the first multiplace Hyperbaric Medical Center in a private hospital at Saint Augustines hospital in’ Durban, South Africa. In 2004, a sister monoplace facility at Millpark’s Hyperbaric Medical Center in Johannesburg opened her doors under Daniel’s directorship.
Daniel is a distinguished member of the South African Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Association and remains one of their training directors. In 2006 Daniel moved to Bermuda where he served as Safety Director at the Bermuda Hospitals Board. The multi-place facility at King Edward Memorial Hospital achieved its first International Safety Accreditation in 2011 and was listed as a Divers Alert Network Preferred Provider under Daniel’s stewardship. With the support of The Divers Alert Network (DAN), Daniel worked to promote safe diving in this active community through workshops, lectures and pro bono training. This year Daniel was awarded the honor of top 5 Instructor Trainers through DAN World.