Medical Policy

Here at Pro Dive International, we make your safety our top priority.


Recreational scuba diving requires good physical and mental health. There are a few medical conditions which can be hazardous while diving, listed below. Those who have, or are predisposed to, any of these conditions, should be evaluated by a physician. The Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire provides a basis to determine if you should seek out that evaluation. If you have any concerns about your diving fitness not represented on this form, consult with your physician before diving. If you are feeling ill, avoid diving. If you think you may have a contagious disease, protect yourself and others by not participating in dive training and/or dive activities.


This form is principally designed as an initial medical screen for new divers, but is also appropriate for divers taking continuing education. For your safety, and that of others who may dive with you, answer all questions honestly.

Prior to all diving activities and courses with us you will be required to read and complete a medical questionnaire which will identify any pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving.

MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRES for review & download:









A positive response to any of the questions on the form, which have a little star * next to the YES checkbox, could mean that you must seek to obtain a written/signed medical clearance from a physician prior to engaging in in-water activities.

A written/signed medical clearance from a diving physician is required for following medical conditions:

  • History of heart surgery, heart desease, heart attack or stroke (CVA)
  • History of high blood pressure combined with subscription of “Betablockers” to regulate hypertension
  • History of lung surgery, pneumothorax or collapsed lung
  • Asthma, if client generally carries an emergency inhaler
  • History of Epilepsy, convulsions or fainting
  • History of Diabetes
  • History of diving accident or diving sickness (such as DCS)

Each of those conditions is potentially life threatening when scuba diving, therefore we will accept a medical clearance only from a proper diving physician.

A positive response on any of the other questions in the form, which have a little star * next to the YES checkbox, means that a medical clearance from a certified general doctor will suffice. When obliged to provide a medical clearance, please note that the clearance should be dated within 12 months before the diving activity, since medical conditions of a diver may change over time.

These steps are taken with your safety in mind and in an attempt to reduce the risk of injury or death whilst diving. For further information contact

Please note that Pro Dive International maintains the right to refuse to allow a guest to dive based on medical or any other reason.