Are you fit to Dive?
In Australia when Learning to Scuba Dive, participating in an Introductory Scuba Dive, joining a dive trip as an already qualified diver or completing additional training courses, 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 Courses
All Students are required to complete a Standard Diving Medical Statement. Depending on the responses to the questions asked, you may be required to complete a full Dive Medical.
Professional Dive Courses
If you are completing a professional level dive courses from Divemaster through to Instructor, all candidates will be required to provide a current dive medical, this medical must be no older than 12 months on the date of completion of your training programme. Once again this medical must be through a Registered Dive Doctor.
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.
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.