Booking Your Diving Medical

Before Your Book

In quite a few cases additional information / documentation / examinations may be required, which could mean that you will not receive a decision regarding your fitness on the day. Please take this into account when booking a medical, ensuring that there remains ample time between your medical and your planned dive trip.

Our Doctors will not sign medical declarations by post and you will have to attend an appointment in person. You can book a medical by using our online booking tool or by telephone. However, before you book, please read the following advice on getting ready for your medical.

Preparing For Your Medical

The first step is to complete a pre-medical questionnaire:

Important:

Remember to have your diving medical BEFORE booking holidays or buying equipment as further investigations may be required to be instigated by your GP/Consultant. These can take several weeks to arrange!

For recreational and sportdiving medicals (BSAC, PADI, etc.) if you answer YES to having any of the conditions listed, you will need to undergo a medical examination. Otherwise you are able to self-certify without being examined.

All commercial and professional divers requiring an HSE Dive Medical will need to attend a medical examination regardless of how they answer the questionnaire.

For Divers Requiring Medical Examination

You will need to have to get the questionnaire signed AND stamped by your GP and bring this with you on the day of the medical. If you do not have the signed and stamped questionnaire with you on the day of the medical, we will not be able to proceed.

Examination of both your ear canals and drums will form part of the medical. If you are aware that you have wax in your ear canal, please arrange an ear syringing with your GP. If wax is found to be obstructing view of your ear drums, then you will have to return at a later date once your ear wax has been removed.