Diving is a relaxing and enjoyable activity but diving can be strenuous under certain conditions. Therefore, diving requires a good level of fitness from the participants and it is important to maintain a reasonable level of health.
As many of our Dive Centers are located in areas which differ from what people are used to in terms of medical assistance, distance to hospitals and time to reach the hospital, it is essential for your own safety we make sure you are “fit for diving” prior to your arrival.
Some people are suffering a medical condition that may be made worse by the diving activity and/or the environment and which can lead to further complications.
Key medical conditions include:
- Cardiac conditions (e.g. heart disease or high blood pressure)
- Respiratory illnesses and injuries (e.g. asthma, pneumothorax and congestion)
- Conditions that may result in a loss of consciousness (e.g. epilepsy and diabetes)
Therefore, it is important to properly read through the medical questions enclosed before taking part in any diving activity.
The purpose of this medical questionnaire is to find out if you need to be examined by a physician before participating in recreational diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of a physician, preferably by a practitioner with experience in diving medicine.
Please answer the questions of the medical questionnaire on your past or present medical history with a clear YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these conditions would apply, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in any Scuba Diving activity with Euro-Divers.
A valid medical certificate has to be presented at the dive centre upon your registration:
- Not older than 1 year
If you are under certain medications, we recommend you to clarify it with a certified dive physician.
We also inform you that Euro-Divers will not accept medical certificates with a limitation, e.g. to dive to a certain depth, to dive a maximum dive time or to keep a special surface interval. The medical certificate needs to clearly state that the participant is “fit for diving” without any limitation. However, Euro-Divers might accept certain limitations in diving on the medical certificate if it is issued by a certified dive physician.