Scuba Diver Medical Certificates
So, you’re going Scuba diving? Lucky you! But don’t forget, some Scuba courses & schools require a fitness to dive medical certificate before divers take the plunge.
Some groups, such as the Professional Association of Diving Instructor (PADI) have a fairly straight-forward form, which can be completed by our London GPs to declare the applicant Fit to Dive. The certificate can only be issued once all of the investigations are completed and deemed satisfactory.
What does the medical exam include?
- Medical exam
Other scuba schools have more extensive forms, requiring some or all of the following:
- Chest X-Ray (referral needed)
- Spirometry – £20
- Extensive blood analysis
- Urinalysis – £5
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
How long will the appointment take?
Any medical forms requiring the above tests will likely require a 30-minute appointment.
If you are under 40 you would require a 15 minute appointment which start from just £55.
If you are over 40 you would require a 30 minute appointment with an ECG which start from £120.
For any medical exams requiring a chest x-ray, the GP will provide a referral to our partner clinic nearby who are able to provide x-rays costing £65.
What do I need to bring?
Make sure you bring the form along with you to the appointment.
How do I book?
Simply book online for a 15 or 30-minute appointment with one of our fully qualified doctors. Make sure to mention the ‘scuba medical’ in the notes section. Alternatively, give us a call or send us an email for more information.
A 15-minute medical exam & certificate starts from just £55.
Clinic Locations: Barbican, Blackfriars, Canary Wharf, Holborn, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Oxford Street, Old Street, Paddington, Victoria and Waterloo.