Scuba Doc Dr. Dave – Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine & Diving Fitness

Diving Medical & Fitness – Are you fit to dive?

Over the years many of our divers came to us with questions regarding some medical conditions and health concerns in relation to scuba diving. These divers didn’t have the time or opportunity to visit a dive physician prior to their vacation or some real or imaginary symptoms showed up during their travels.

Now we are in the lucky position to have a scuba diving medical practitioner affiliated with us, Dr. Dave Smith, or Dr. Dave, as he is most commonly called.

If you will be doing a diving course or experience with us you will need to complete the medical form above. If you can honestly answer no to all questions then you are good to go, if you answer yes to any of them then you will need to get clearance from a Doctor before we can take you into the water. Be honest in your answers, your health is at risk if you hide anything, most likely the Doctor will give you consent to dive anyway, in which case they need to sign the second page of the form. Already certified? Then no need for the form, but it is wise to get yourself a check up periodically before diving.

About Dr. Dave

Dr. Dave is an avid divers and holds an university degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and a Research Honors Degree in Pharmacology (B Pharm Hons). Additionally, he has an Advanced Certification in Hyperbaric Medicine, a certification in dive medicine attained at the University of Adelaide at Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia. Contact Dr. Dave directly here at

Please feel free to email us with your inquiries and concerns, regarding any of these topics but not limited to

  • Diving Fitness
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Animal Hazards
  • Decompression Sickness & Bends
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Dental Problems
  • Drugs and Diving
  • Ear Nose and Throat Problems
  • Eye Problems
  • Female Problems
  • Gastrointestinal Problems

However, we stress the point that the information given here is in no way intended to replace professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment and does not replace a face-to-face doctor/patient relationship.