To participate in scuba you need to be medically fit to dive. You don’t need to be a top athlete!
If you want to get your health and fitness on track, we also offer Personal and Group Training sessions here on site and as a mobile training service. Visit Blue Ocean Fitness for more information.
Please review the list of medical questions below. If you have to answer “YES” to any of them then you will need to speak to your Doctor and obtain clearance as being “Fit to Dive”.
_____ Do you currently have an ear infection?
_____ Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
_____ Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
_____ Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
_____ Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attacks of hay fever or allergies, or lung disease?
_____ Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
_____ Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?
_____ Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
_____ Do you have behavioural health problems or a nervous system disorder?
_____ Are you or could you be pregnant?
_____ Do you have a history of colostomy?
_____ Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
_____ Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure
_____ Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
_____ Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
_____ Do you have a history of diabetes?
_____ Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
_____ Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
_____ Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?
If you can answer “No” to all the above you can join in today with no issues… otherwise click here to download the PADI Medical Statement.
If you have any concerns about a medical condition we recommend calling our friends at HYPERDIVE MEDICAL SERVICES who are the experts in the field – Doctors who are Divers…
Click the link or call : 07539 467 990
Or email : Doctor@HyperDive.co.uk
They will give honest impartial advice, and can even talk to your GP if needed. Full Dive Medicals are also available (usually on short notice too).