Scuba Dive Medical information
Your health and safety is of paramount importance to our company
Queensland Dive Laws are the strictest in the world – with the safest dive record in the world
If you answer yes to any of the following questions you should see your Doctor before arriving in Cairns if you would like to participate in scuba diving
If you answer no to all of the questions then you would not be required to see a Doctor
Have you suffered form, or do you suffer from, any of the following:
Asthma or wheezing
Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint
Chronic sinus conditions
Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes)
Fainting seizure or blackouts
Heart disease of any kind
Recurrent ear problems when flying
Tuberculosis or other long-term lung disease
Are you currently suffering from ”
Chronic ear discharge or infection
High blood pressure
Other illness or operation within the last month
Perforated ear drum
Are you flying within the next 12 hours
Are you currently taking prescribed medicine or drugs (excluding oral contraceptive)?
Have you ingested any alcohol with eight (8) hours prior to snorkelling / diving?
Are you pregnant?
Have you ever had a snorkelling / diving accident?
Do you understand that concealment of any condition incompatible with safe snorkelling and diving might put your life or health at risk?
• Flying after diving caution
Currently the rules state that for a single no decompression dive, you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 12 hours after your dive
• For multiple dives you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 18 hours after your last dive
We recommend waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible
Please note: there are regulations about flying or going to altitude after diving, so plan your tours carefully.
This includes going to the Tablelands which can be approximately 300m above sea level.
(Altitude is 300m/1000ft above sea level)