Cairns Great Barrier Reef


Scuba diving is an exciting and demanding activity. Certain medical conditions and medications may be incompatible with diving safely.

Please answer the following questions on your past and present with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, you must consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving and obtain a Dive Medical Clearance.

Have you suffered from, or do you now suffer from any of the following:

• Asthma or wheezing
• Fainting, seizures or blackouts
• Chronic Bronchitis or persistent chest complaints
• Chronic sinus conditions
• Chest surgery
• Recurrent ear problems when flying
• Epilepsy
• Diabetes Mellitus (sugar diabetes)
• Tuberculosis or other long-term lung disease
• Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
• Heart disease of any kind
• Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
• Ear surgery

Are you currently suffering from:

• Breathlessness
• Chronic Ear Discharge or infection
• High Blood Pressure
• Perforated eardrum
• Other illness or operation within the last month
• Are you currently taking any medicine or drug (excluding oral contraceptives)?
• Have you ingested any alcohol within the last 8 hours prior to diving?
• Are you pregnant?

Do you understand that any concealment of any condition incompatible with safe diving might put your health or life at risk?

Do you understand that you should not go to altitude (fly) within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours when doing multiple dives (where possible wait 24 hrs)?

Let’s keep diving Safe & Fun for all!

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