Scuba Diving Medicals Brisbane
Underwater diving can be an exciting experience for individuals deemed fit to dive. However, for the wrong person scuba diving can be dangerous and even fatal if the diver has a pre-existing medical condition. Medical conditions or disorders may cause a diver to experience disorientation, impaired judgement, impaired mobility, unconsciousness or decompression sickness while they are underwater. As a precaution, all Queensland divers are legally required to have passed a Diving Medical Examination that has been done in accordance with the Australian Standards AS 4005.1
There are two types of Diving Medicals Examinations in Brisbane – Recreation and Commercial. Both take approximately 45 minutes. Our doctors will do a comprehensive assessment of general risks related to compression, breathing compressed gasses, and specific risks related to the health of each individual with the type of diving to be undertaken. The test the our medical GPs perform includes:
- Hearing and eye sight tests
- Urine test
- Lung function test
- Taking Blood Pressure
- Height and Weight
- Chest X-Ray
Some of the commercial SCUBA diving performed in Australia include saturation diving, police diving and aquarium diving. Underwater divers are trained in the procedures and skills appropriate to their level of certification by instructors. A minimum level of fitness and health is required by most training organisations, but a higher level of fitness may be appropriate for some applications.
Not all General Practitioners can perform a Dive Medical Examination. Brisbane Diving Medicals can only be performed by a Doctor who has approved training to medically examine recreational and SCUBA occupational divers.
To make a booking for a Scuba Dive Medical please call 3857 3777 or book online
If you encounter a diving related matter outside office hours, please ring DIVING EMERGENCY (DES) Hotline on 1800 088 2000
We also do drug and alcohol testing.