Are you fit to Dive?
In Australia when participating in an Introductory Scuba Dive, learning to Scuba Dive, continuing your scuba education or joining a dive trip as an already qualified diver, all participants are required to be fit to dive.
As some medical conditions may preclude you from participating in a learn to dive course or discover scuba diving activity, please take the time to read this information as some of the requirements may be relevant to you.
Recreational Dive Course Students
All Students participating in any recreational dive course are required to complete a Standard Diving Medical Statement (please click on the online medical questionnaire). Depending on the responses to the questions asked, you may be required to complete a full Dive Medical with a dive Physician.
Please note that if you are required to complete a dive medical, Queensland legislation requires that this medical be completed within 90 days of attending the course.
When participating in pleasure dives, all participants are required to complete a medical waiver form. In your responses, if you indicate that you do have a chronic medical condition and/or are taking preventative medications, we do require that you bring a letter from your doctor stating that you are fit to dive. This letter must be signed by your doctor no later than 3 months prior to participating in the activity.
Professional Dive Courses
All students completing a Professional dive course must provide a valid diving medical to Australian standard AS 4005.1, no less than 12 months old (Australian standard AS2299 if you plan to work in Australia)
In all cases we require that the medical be done through a doctor who is registered to do the Dive Medicals.
Click here for a list of registered dive doctors.
Click here to download Medical Statement & Physician Sign Off Forms
Other General Fitness Requirements
All Open Water Diver students are required to complete a watermanship test consisting of a 200 meter swim plus 10 minute float.
For professional level training candidates are required to complete more advanced watermanship tests.