AHA Hyperbarics - History

Our AHA moment happened out of the blue

AHA Hyperbarics was born from the deep waters of scuba diving, where Peter & Tina Kokalj’s decades-long careers in scuba diving, engineering, and electronics converged. With a rich history as professional diving instructors and instructor trainers, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, they managed a dive center that offered training, equipment, and expeditions.

Through these years, a profound respect for water and oxygen, coupled with an understanding of underwater physics, led to a natural extension: hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Recognizing the health benefits of diving, they promoted its healing potential and witnessed remarkable improvements in their clients’ well-being following regular diving lessons. This journey laid the foundation for AHA Hyperbarics’ commitment to innovation and excellence in hyperbaric technology.

Meet the AHA visionaries

Peter Kokalj, CEO and co-founder

Peter Kokalj brings a wealth of expertise and a unique blend of skills to his role as a Head of Development at AHA Hyperbarics GmbH. His journey in the field of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been marked by several distinctive characteristics that set him apart.

Peter Kokalj - AHA Hyperbarics

  • Engineering excellence: With a strong background in physics, electronics, and engineering, Peter excels at dissecting complex problems and designing innovative solutions for cutting-edge hyperbaric systems. His expertise ensures the highest standards of quality and performance.
  • Business acumen: Peter’s technical prowess is complemented by his sharp business sense, driving AHA Hyperbarics’s growth and success. He navigates the intersection of technology and commerce, expanding the company into new HBOT technology frontiers.
  • Pioneering spirit: Peter’s career is marked by a relentless pursuit of progress in the HBOT field. His visionary approach pushes boundaries and unlocks the full potential of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, making advanced treatments accessible to a broader patient base.
  • Energized dedication: Peter’s journey in HBOT is powered by unwavering dedication and boundless energy. His commitment to making HBOT technology widely available is evident in his tireless pursuit of excellence.
  • People skills: In addition to his technical and business acumen, Peter possesses exceptional people skills, fostering collaborative relationships with clients, employees, and partners. His empathy and communication enhance the effectiveness of the company.

Tina Kokalj, Managing director and co-founder

Tina Kokalj’s role at AHA Hyperbarics GmbH goes far beyond her title, as she brings a unique blend of skills and qualities to the table that have significantly shaped the company’s approach and success.

  • Open and communicative: Tina’s open and communicative nature defines her professional character. Her ability to connect with people, whether customers, colleagues, or team members, fosters trust and collaboration in customer support and management.
  • Customer-centric: Tina is dedicated to understanding customer needs. She has built a robust customer support system covering consultation, after-sales support, training, and supervision. This customer-centric approach enhances client relationships and satisfaction.
  • Mission-driven: Tina’s career is guided by a strong mission-oriented mindset. She believes in making hyperbaric oxygen therapy accessible and effective, viewing it as a mission that positively impacts lives. This sense of purpose guides her decisions and actions.
  • Employee-centered: At AHA Hyperbarics, Tina prioritizes staff development and well-being. Recognizing their importance in delivering exceptional customer support, she focuses on staff training and growth, fostering a motivated and empowered workforce.
  • Multifaceted expertise: With a background in journalism, social sciences, and public relations, Tina brings a diverse skill set to her role as Head of Sales. This multidisciplinary perspective allows her to navigate sales, procurement, and customer relations adeptly.

Tina Kokalj - AHA Hyperbarics

Milestones in the history of our company

By delving into our company’s rich history, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of our philosophy and the unwavering dedication that has fueled our journey toward excellence in the field of HBOT technology.

2000: The journey began with Tina and Peter Kokalj, our founders, as Peter achieved senior diving instructor status.
2006: The AHA Group was officially established, laying the foundation for our company
2012: Our commitment to quality and innovation was underscored by certification of AHA Hyperbarics medical devices.
2013: We initiated the production of our proprietary HBOT devices.
2016: Our dedication to innovation was rewarded with the Gold Award for the Most Innovative Medical Product in Poland.
2017: We expanded our global reach by establishing two additional companies, one in the United States and another in Australia.
2018 – 2021: During this period, we achieved significant milestones by introducing a new oxygen concentrator and initiating the development of advanced hyperbarics systems that are unique in their safety and efficiency.
2022: A pivotal year for us, as we developed a holistic plug&play AHA Hyperbarics Solutions that incorporate the AHA System, AHA Knowledge, and AHA Treatment Essentials. Our comprehensive solutions allow our clients to deliver safe, highly efficient, and personalized HBOT treatments.

AHA Hyperbrics Team

We went to great depths to bring the medical truth to the surface.

When we set out to build inflatable hyperbaric chambers certified as medical devices, we were on a mission to test the technology to its limits in all possible scenarios to reach safety standards for therapeutic efficiency. After numerous testing and professional reviews, our hyperbaric chambers are certified for use as medical devices to reach new dimensions in the field of hyperbaric medicine.

Peter’s idea to build HBOT technology, also his extensive background in electronics and engineering has led us to innovate in the design and construction of inflatable and highly portable hyperbaric chambers.

AHA Hyperbaric Medical System - CE01234

One of a kind in the world:
AHA Hyperbaric Medical System

Our AHA Hyperbaric Medical System is certified according to the European Council Directive concerning medical devices (MDD) 93/42/EEC and produced on the basis of the quality management system for the production of medical products as determined by EN ISO 13485:2016.

Due to its functionality and safe use, the AHA Hyperbarics Medical System can be used for medical, as well as non-medical or relaxation purposes.



We provide all our clients with customized HBOT solutions

We design custom AHA Hyperbaric Solutions for each of our clients, addressing their unique requirements for either medical, wellness, or personal use. We prioritize safety and user-friendliness, offering a durable device with minimal maintenance requirements when used correctly.

All AHA Hyperbaric Solutions consist of AHA Hyperbaric System, the technological infrastructure needed for HBOT, and AHA Knowledge transfer services to provide our clients with expertise to deliver HBOT treatments properly with their system.

Start your AHA Hyperbarics journey today:

Solutions for medical use
AHA Hyperbaric Medical System - CE01234

Medical System

Our certified devices meet all necessary standards for safe and effective use in medical settings, distinguishing it as a leading choice among hyperbaric chambers worldwide.

Solutions for Wellness use
AHA Wellness or Home system - Fit

Wellness System

This unique system has 26 patented solutions that contribute to unparalleled experience of hyperbaric oxygen therapy: both for the chamber operator as well as the end (treatment) user.