RSTC MEDICAL STATEMENT
Prior to commencing any diving program which involves in-water training you must complete a medical statement.
The purpose of this Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities.
There are a number of questions relating to your past or present medical history which you will need to answer with either a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving. A copy of the 'RSTC Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination' can be downloaded for you to take to your physician.
Unfortunately as we are not medical professionals we are unable to give any advice on any medical conditions.
If you answer 'NO' to all the questions on the medical questionnaire, there will be no need for you to seek approval from a physician.
If you have any questions about the medical statement please check the 'FAQ's' section at the bottom of this page, alternatively please get in touch.
Medical questionnaire checklist:
Complete the medical statement to the best of your knowledge & honestly
If you are not sure about a question, answer YES.
The questions must be answered clearly with either a 'YES' or 'NO'. Answering with anything other than the words 'YES' or 'NO' will not be accepted.
Ensure the form is signed and dated and where applicable also signed & dated by a parent or guardian for those students under the age of 16.
If medical clearance is required by a physician, please ensure that this is completed in good time before the start date of the course.
Frequently asked questions
Do I Need Medical Clearance To Enrol Onto A Recreational Dive Course?
Do I Need Medical Clearance For Divemaster/Instructor Level Programs?
Can I Get Medical Clearance From My GP Or Do I Need To See A Diving Physician?
Where Is My Nearest HSE Diving Physician?