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Scuba Diving Medicals

The following GPs have an interest in medical assessment related to underwater diving.

Dr David Poland
Dr Phillip Gray

Please book with Dr Poland or Dr Gray for annual recreational diving medical assessments.

Click here to download the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society form to complete prior to your appointment.

Please hand this to staff upon arrival at the Centre.

Please note that patients with a past history of asthma or other conditions which may prevent them from receiving medical treatment may need to be referred to a specialist for further certification.

Your appointment will ordinarily begin with a 30 minute audiogram with the nurse, and may also require a lung function test. Following this, you will be seen by a doctor, who may also order other investigations such as Chest X-Rays. Overall, please allow an hour and half for your visit.

Please note the following age recommendations.

  • <14 Never permitted to undertake a diving medical
  • 14-16 Caution – Parent must be present
  • 16-18 Prefer parent to be present
  • >18 No specific comment
  • >45 If you have never previously dived this will require careful consideration prior to your diving medical assessment.