The Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine and MaresLAB in Belgrade

by   Profile Predrag   When 13th February 2018

The idea of founding the Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine came in 1994 from the company HOLYWELL NEOPREN. The idea was born from a knowledge of the possibilities and significance of hyperbaric oxygenation, as well as the fact that hyperbaric medicine had not yet fully been recognized. The principal reason for opening the centre was the disproportion between actual medical demand and very limited capacity. There is a great demand for HBO treatment in this country. According to diagnoses and statistics, there are over 200,000 patients in Serbia every year whose diseases fall into groups indicated for HBO therapy. The capacity that was available before the CHM was opened was not sufficient for the treatment of even one per cent of potential patients.

The Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine is a highly specialized medical institution, unique in terms of its equipment, capabilities, its expert team and experience gained through over 700,000 treatments. The expert team consists of 70 doctors, engineers, nurses and technicians as well as over 30 permanent associates from all over the world.

In order to continue to develop a science in the field of hyperbaric and diving medicine, the expert team works closely with the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. A laboratory for fundamental research in Baromedicine was established, which created the ground for continuing education of young professionals and enabled development of post-graduate theses to the highest scientific standards.

Modern diving involves a high level of safety, which requires, among other things, the connection and cooperation of divers with specialized hyperbaric centers. The Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine works closely with international organizations such as the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUBS) and Divers Alert Network (DAN) where the centre is also recognized by DAN RCAPP (the Recompression Chamber Assistance & Partnership Program).

Diving services can be used by divers from across the region and provide:

- Emergency recompression treatment for divers with decompression sickness 24/7

- The advanced treatment of injured divers including intensive care measures during treatment in the chamber as well as the possibility of deep recompression with the use of a helium and oxygen mixture

- Basic and periodic medical exams for professional divers

- Medical exams for candidates for recreational diving

- Telemedicine consultations with experts in the field of diving medicine

- Dry chamber dives to learn about the effects of high pressure exposure and training with expert supervision in controlled conditions

- Courses for DAN RCAPP Hyperbaric Chamber Operators and Hyperbaric Chamber Attendants

- Recreational and technical diving courses

- Scientific research, seminars and lectures in the field of medicine and technology in diving

In recent years, research has shown that poorly maintained diving equipment results in a number of diving accidents. In order to increase the safety of diving, they have formed a cooperation with the world’s largest diving equipment manufacturer, Mares S.p.A, and become service partners in the MaresLAB Program. As well as part of their laboratory being used to test pressure equipment and electronics, there is a specialized workshop for the testing and maintenance of respiratory diving equipment, pressure gauges, safety valves, scuba tank inspection, air filling stations and gas mixtures.

Article: Petko Zaric

Photography: Predrag Vuckovic

Mares Lab Belgrade

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Profile Predrag
When 13th February 2018
Location Belgrade, Serbia

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Employed Natasa on Mar 05th 2018
I'm honored and pleased to be part of this team. Bravo Pedja,Petko,Sinisa !!! Divers is very happy to have this support. Adriatic Scuba 👌 Mares Just Add Water 💪
cuk_aka_cusa on Mar 01st 2018
Great news!!! So proud of You guys. Impressive photos , it looks and feels like future. Serbia needed this! Keep up the great work 💪
Dzoksica on Mar 01st 2018
Amazing blog and great photos! Bravo!
Branislav on Feb 28th 2018
My impression is hard to describe in words! Great news, great blog, great photos...! Spectacular! Huge respect to all organizations and people who were involved in creating a projects so important. I wish all the best in further work believing that the users will have the most benefit. I am especially proud of people I personally know who gave huge effort in order to have this kind of facility in Belgrade. Moreover, this kind of facility has importance not only for Serbia but for entire region. Huge respect and bravo!!!
Dekaviso Scuba Diver on Feb 28th 2018
They said that photo speak 1000 words. In this case there is no words to describe place like this, you need to see it and feel it live, spend time and speak with Petko to see all power and commitment to job that he do. For Predrag photos I can say always a word more!!! Keep up with amazing job both of you!!! Voli vas kum Deki ♥
Bogdino on Feb 28th 2018
The place like this means a lot for all scuba divers. I'm grateful that Mares and Adriatic scuba made us possible to have something like this. Thank you, Predrag and Petko for sharing this story with us...
Anonymous on Feb 27th 2018
Finally we have a real, qualified Mares representative here in Serbia. Thank you Sinisa. As well, I can see we finally have a truly professional service! Pedja, pictures are awesome! Great job guys, it is a pleasure to show you support! Xx
Milan Jovanovic on Feb 27th 2018
A huge amount of knowledge and maximum focus! Petko and Predrag you will always be my first choice! I have big respect for both of you!! Milan scuba owd instructor
vlada on Feb 27th 2018
It is a great pleasure to know your own and to have you as a friend. Excellent location, space, equipment ... Thank you for all help and support to all divers
vlada on Feb 27th 2018
Excellent location (in the narrowest city center), and extremely good equipment. Top experts and professionals, great respect Predrag Vuckovic and Petko Zaric.
Luka Jovanovic on Feb 27th 2018
This looks amazing. Im proud to have this kind of facility in my hometown. Really great story and pictures. I would like to visit if possible. All the best!
Dr.Glisa on Feb 27th 2018
It's an honor to be a part of this professional team.This is where the real pleasure begins.To dive with MARES XR and to have this professionals with us....txh Pedja for this wonderful photos...under and also above the water.....likewise want to txh Petko for support and commitment for making our equipement always safe! No games,just serious diving...just MARES XR! Well done guys!
SCUBA GIRL on Feb 27th 2018
Great blog !! That's why I use Mares equipment. All the best in further work Petko & Predrag. Mares is lucky to have such a professional team in this area like is Predrag, Petko, Nikola, Slavko, Ivan,Marko, Jovica, Adi, Samir, Srdjan Mornar, Boris, Damir, Sinisa...and more others scuba people who is talk this "Mares story"... real diving...real suport. You are the best guys !!!
Milos on Feb 26th 2018
I`m not Aquamen but I like this and I can see how it can help me make me young again :) Joke aside ....congratulations on this project to all!!! Save me a spot .....
Zoran Škorić on Feb 26th 2018
An incredible place with wonderful people. Great pictures that remind me to stay in this professional institution. Thanks to everyone who is part of this institution and part of this beautiful story. The Great Greetings from Best Man and his children who, along with the Master, enjoyed.
Nikola Stojancevic on Feb 26th 2018
Woowww... Looks awesome!!! You can easily say that it's somewhere in US or Germany... Photos are fantastic. Really looking forward to visit the place. All I can say is GREAT JOB!
Ivan Miladinovic on Feb 26th 2018
It is great to know that something of this kind is present in Serbia on this level and that is of huge assistance to divers here. Also having Predrag on board ensures best way to show it in most interesting possible way.
Janoshke on Feb 26th 2018
It is good to see that Serbia has this kind of facility which is essential for developing scuba diving discipline and bring it to the higher level. Thank you for bringing this topic to the wide audience attention. Keep up the good work!
Nikola Stojancevic on Feb 26th 2018
Woowww... From the looks of it, it, you can assume it is somewhere in US or Germany. It looks fantastic!!! All I can say is GREAT JOB!! Looking forward to visit soon.
ARGUS on Feb 25th 2018
It is a great pleasure to be surrounded with such a great people. Congrats to Predrag, Petko and Sinisa for sharing with everybody this Adriatic Scuba treasure...hyperbaric medicine and MaresLab service. Keep up safe dives!
Vladimir on Feb 24th 2018
This looks like special NASA department or some places from the Sci&fi movies! Would like to see it live and to meet with Petko, for sure I will learn somethig new from him and his experience. Awesome photos Predrag, really gives this place totally different meaning and wish to be there!!!
Emma Heart on Feb 24th 2018
Great blog story!!! Last time when I was on this place it was more than spectacular but on this images everything looks even more impressive. As a diver I am very proud that we have place like this in Belgrade!!!
Urosevic Dejan on Feb 23rd 2018
Great blog Pedja. Looking forward to reed some more. I would love to meet Petko and see his facility in person. Can you organize something???
Predrag PECA Radifkovic on Feb 23rd 2018
This is how it looks like, when two dedicated professionals and scuba diving enthusiasts meet. We are lucky to have Predrag with his unique talent for photography and Petko as a committed diving professional and the owner of this excellent establishment.
Predrag PECA Radifkovic on Feb 23rd 2018
Rare are the enthusiasts that commit themselves in the things they love and care about. The owner of this excellent establishment is a dedicated professional and a true tribute to the diving community.
Jovica Petrovic on Feb 23rd 2018
When the great professionals and brilliant people service the top Mares equipment I use, reliability and satisfaction are safe👌
Tijana Nikolic on Feb 23rd 2018
Amazing article and excellent photos. We are very lucy to have such advanced treatment in our country.
Petko on Feb 23rd 2018
It is a pleasure to be a part of this professional team. We will keep educating community about quality of Mares products and about importance of maintenance of their diving equipments. Thank you Dusko for your support and knowledge you keep passing onto us. Thanks to my friends Sinisa, Predrag and Ivan for their selfless support. I looking forward to new project and adventures.
Extreme Photographer on Feb 22nd 2018
It is a real pleasure to be a part of MARES family! Thank you to Dusko & Stefan for all more than professional and kind support. Also HUGE THANKS to Sinisa and Adriatic Scuba for everything what we are doing together! For sure MARES future is bright for some unique and never seen before projects!!! Let's rock it and Just Add Water!!!
Sinisa Adriatic Scuba on Feb 20th 2018
These professionals (Predrag Vuckovic and Petko Zaric), is very hard to follow them. It's always a big challenge! I am proud and happy that I have them for friends who help me every day to position Mares equipment in this region and beyond. Every day I learn from them something new. Thanks guys and also thanks Mares company (Dusan Runjajic and Stefan Michl) for great support...Just Add Water
Dusan Runjajic on Feb 17th 2018
Awesome blog Pedja! Petko, Mares is proud to have a partnership with your unique institution. Thank you and your team for all help and support to all divers in this region! Duško
Stefan Michl on Feb 14th 2018
Great and very interesting blog! Keep up the good work Pedrag...! Thx. Stefan
Ivan on Feb 13th 2018
It is a great privilege ... to know Petko and have him , as a friend !!! From the heart ... on my side! Bravo Pedja !!!

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