Scuba Diving Medicals at CBD Doctors Melbourne
Australia holds host to some of the most spectacular diving sites in the world, including the single largest structure made up of living organisms - The Great Barrier Reef. Whether you are a novice undertaking a dive course or dive as an occupation, in most cases a Scuba Diving Medical is required to be carried out by a certified Diving Doctor. CBD Doctors Melbourne offers comprehensive Diving Medical certification for both recreational and occupational divers.Book An Appointment
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About Scuba Diving Medicals
Why do I need a Scuba Diving Medical?
A Scuba Dive Medical assesses the fitness and suitability of prospective scuba divers and ensures that the medical standards for diver fitness meet the standards of Australian Standards AS 4005.1 for recreational divers, and AS/NZS 2299.1 for occupational divers.
It is a legal requirement for medical practitioners who perform diving examinations to adhere to these standards and to have had a level of training approved under the Standard, which is in line with those outlined by the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society (SPUMS).
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) requires that a Scuba Diving Medical certificate be issued before novice divers can undertake Open Water Diving courses.
What we offer
CBD Doctors Melbourne provides Scuba Diving Medical certification for both recreational and occupational divers.
As Scuba Diving Medicals are much more detailed than a standard doctors consultation, we ask that you call our Reception team to make your appointment. Please allow for between 1 to 1.5 hours for your medical to be completed. You will be sent a questionnaire to complete and present when you attend your appointment.
You will undergo your medical examination with both our nurse and Diving Doctor. Testing includes Audiology (Hearing testing), Spirometry (Respiratory testing) and an overall fitness assessment to ensure you are physically capable of diving under supervision. At the completion of your medical you will be presented with a your diving medical certificate.
Please call us to make an appointment.