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The Hydroponics Deck is the USG Ishimura's internal farm which produces the food needed to feed the many workers aboard the ship as well as providing a sustainable production of oxygen. It is typically maintained by horticulturalists such as Elizabeth Cross, who monitored the production levels of the food. This Deck came under trouble when the Leviathan grew into the food storage and began polluting the air.

A massive area, it spans the entire top portion of the Ishimura's two cargo towers and is divided into 2 primary sections: the multi-level Vegetation Grow Chambers and the centrally located cylindrical Food Storage chamber. Directly before food storage is the air quality control and ventilation system, the Station features a large Hologram screen and controls that indicate air production, ventilation, and filtration systems.

Tram Station[]

Sapling Room[]

This is where Isaac encounters Hammond, who is weak from breathing in the toxic air. He tells Isaac not to take off his helmet. 

West Tower[]

West Grow Chamber[]

Inner Greenhouse A[]

A relatively small room attached to the West Grow Chamber. The air here is poisonous until the Wheezer inside is killed.

Inner Greenhouse B[]

A room similar to Inner Greenhouse A. The air inside is poisonous as the room contains another Wheezer.

Feeding System[]

A machine which can be activated by Isaac via a holographic control panel. Doing so replaces the Grow Chamber's feed, although this serves no direct purpose in gameplay. 

Hydroponics Control[]

A small room accessible from the second floor of the Grow Chamber which contains another Wheezer and poisonous air.

Refrigeration West

The largest section of the West Grow Chamber, even larger than the main chamber itself. This area consists of an entry chamber, followed by a dimly lit corridor which leads to a series of Zero-G chambers containing two Wheezers.

Air Filtration Room[]

The Air filtration area consists of a large, dark room containing three large tubes. The interiors will periodically be ignited as part of the filtration process. There is no space between the tubes and they must be passed through to reach the other side of the chamber. The opposite end of the chamber contains a Wheezer, though the air is only poisonous in a moderately-sized area around it.

East Tower[]

East Grow Chamber[]

Inner Greenhouse A[]

Inner Greenhouse B[]

Feeding System[]

Refrigeration East[]

Primary Food Storage[]


  • Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants without soil in water.
  • During Isaac's visit to the Hydroponics Deck, the West Grow Chamber seems to still be in a functional, healthy state despite the infestation of Necromorphs. The East Grow Chamber, however, has become completely soiled and rotted beyond use.
  • An ambience of crickets, monkeys and wildlife sounds can be heard throughout the West Grow Chamber, although these are likely just simulations as well as a unique battling music can be heard when fighting Necromorphs in there.
  • This is where Chapter 6: Environmental Hazard of Dead Space takes place.
  • At least two Hydroponics specialists are known: Elizabeth Cross and Karen Howell.
  • The Corruption has spread very far into this part of the ship, since it is home to the Leviathan. It has apparently ruined the Ishimura's entire food supply.
  • The Grow Chamber shown in Dead Space: Downfall was larger and held many more plants than the West Grow Chamber in-game. This could mean that it was a different Grow Chamber, as it is unlikely that only two Grow Chambers could feed and give air to the entire ship.
  • This is the only place on the Ishimura where Isaac encounters Wheezers.