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.
Requirements for Learning to Dive
The Recreational Scuba Standards do require that all participants over 45yrs have to completed a full dive medical. Some Training Centres do have additional requirements.
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.
In all cases we require that the medical be done through a doctor who is registered to do the Dive Medicals.
A List of Doctors who are registered to do these medicals can be found on the following website - www.spums.org.au. We also have a short list on our website as well.
Requirements if doing an Introductory Scuba Dive (Discover Scuba Dive)
All participants will be required to complete the Student Medical Waiver Form - click onto the Online Form at the top of this page. The minimum age to complete this activity is 12yrs and there is no maximum age. A dive medical is not compulsory for this activity unless you are under or over 45yrs of age and have a pre existing medical condition or taking preventative medications (for examples, please refer to the list below)
Requirements if you are already a Certified Open Water Diver
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,(for examples, please refer to the list below) 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.
Requirements if you are completing Continuing Diver Training Courses
All participants are required to complete a medical waiver form. In your responses, if you indicate that you are over 45yrs , have a chronic medical condition and/or are taking preventative medications, you will be required to complete a full dive medical. If your health has changed since completing your open water course and you now have a chronic medical condition and/or take medications to manage a medical condition, you will also be required to complete a full dive medical with a registered Dive Medical Doctor.
If you are completing career training courses from Divemaster through to Instructor
You will be required to provide a current dive medical, this medical must a 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.
Medical conditions that will require further investigation include but not limited to:
Other General Fitness Requirements
All students are required to be able to swim. During the training you will complete a 200 meter swim plus 10 minute float. You can use a variety of swim strokes to complete the swim and rest by floating on your back at any time.
Dive Medical Forms
|Dr. Jyothi Reddy||02 9878 6666 02 9878 6777||Shop 45, Macquarie Shopping Centre, 197 Herring Rd||North Ryde||2113||NSW|
|Caringbah||02 9540 1266||42 President Avenue||Caringbah||NSW||2229|
|Chatswood Medical Centre||02 9411 4464||781 Pacific Highway||Chatswood||NSW||2067|
|Coogee Family Medical||02 9315 8999||201 Coogee Bay Rd||Coogee||NSW||2034|
|Coogee Medical Centre||02 9665 4344||21 Carr Street||Coogee||NSW||2034|
|Cronulla||02 9527 3773||18 Laycock Avenue||Cronulla||NSW||2230|
|Dr Albert Galea||02 4322 7249||Shop 4, 278 Mann Street||Gosford||NSW||2250|
|Dr Amy Ho||02 9906 2544||38 Pacific Highway||St Leonards||NSW||2065|
|Dr Chee Leong Hiew||02 4365 2983||58 Karalta Rd||Erina||NSW||2251|
|Dr Douglas Falconer||02 8978 3800||Shop 29-30, Ground Floor, Dee Why Grand Shopping Centre,||Dee Why||NSW||2099|
|Dr Harry||02 9389 8000||248 Bondi Road||Bondi||NSW||2022|
|Dr JN Parikh||02 9489 3560||58 Denman Pde||Normanhurst||NSW||2076|
|Dr Johan de Kock||43655322||Erina Fair Shopping Centre||Erina||NSW||2250|
|Dr John Harris||02 43321300||120 The Entrance Road||The Entrance||NSW||2261|
|Dr Jon Levenston||02 9977 7612||15 South Steyne||Manly||NSW||2095|
|Dr Karen Oswald||02 9476 3644||98 Balmoral St||Hornsby||NSW||2077|
|Dr Katie Panaretto||02 9819 6666||159 Victoria Road||Drummoyne||NSW||2047|
|Dr Philip Georgoures||02 9663 1581||157 Anzac Parade||Kensington||NSW||2033|
|Dr Russell Spinks||02 4328 2811||100 Narara Valley Drive||Narara||nsw||2251|
|Dr Timothy David||02 9427 4855||175 Burns Bay Road||Lane Cove||NSW||2066|
|Dr Tocker||9399 6327 9389 8081||155 Belmore Road||Randwick||NSW||2031|
|Dr Tom Rosenthal||95253464||Suite 3, 32-36 Urunga Pde||Miranda||NSW||2228|
|Dr Yun Teoh||02 9436 4021||33 Albany St||Crows Nest||NSW||2065|
|George St Medical Clinic||02 9231 3211||308 George St||Sydney||NSW||2000|
|Merewether||02 4929 2718||147 Darly Street||Merewether||NSW||2291|
|Miranda Medical Centre||95401044||573 Kingsway||Miranda||NSW||2228|
|Nelson Bay Medical Centre||02 4981 1722||Stockton Street Cnr Tomaree St||Nelson Bay||NSW||2315|
|Port Stephens Medical Centre||02 4981 1733||2 Keel St||Salamander Bay||NSW||2317|
|Warringah||(02) 9938 6666||10 Dale Street||Brookvale||NSW||2100|
|Cairns 24 hrs Medical Centre||61 7 40521119||Cnr Florence & Grafton St||Cairns||QLD||4870|
|Dr Alan Woolard||07 3848 2447||582 Ipswich Rd||Ipswich||QLD||4035|
|Dr Alan Woolard||07 3848 2447||582 Ipswich Road||Annerley||QLD||4103|
|Dr Ben Powell||07 3268 1566 / 3268 1567||79 Racecourse Rd||Ascot||QLD||4007|
|Dr Jadon Ting||(07) 3341 2022||2/48-54 Koobil Street||Rochedale South||QLD||4123|
|Dr Margaret McAdam||07 3221 3366||289 Queen Street||Brisbane||QLD||4000|
|Dr Meehan||61 7 4052 1583||67 McLeod Street||Cairns||QLD||4780|
|Dr Peta Leonard||07 3229 9209||Level 1, 10 Market St||Brisbane||QLD||4000|
|Dr Peter Friis||07 3834 6635||259 Wickam Terrace||Brisbane||QLD||4000|
|Dr Scott Horsburgh||07 3848 9299||Cnr Ipswich & Ekibin Rd||Annerly||QLD||4103|
|Dr Tara Parsons||07 3412 7777||Main Street||Beenleigh||QLD||4207|