Diving is considered an extremely safe sport and has a much better track record for injury than many other adventurous sports
However, there are known health risks associated with diving, particularly if you suffer from certain respiratory or circulatory conditions. If you do, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot dive, but you will need to see a doctor to ensure diving poses no risk to your health
You don’t need to be an athlete in order to dive, but you should be comfortable in water, have basic swimming skills, and be in good overall health, particularly your respiratory and circulatory systems. If you are considering diving during your holiday, it is worth consulting the list of health considerations. If you want to enrol on a diving course, you will have to complete a medical statement. There are slightly different health requirements depending on whether you plan to make a Try Scuba Diving introductory dive, or take a full SSI Dive Course.
If you suffer from any of the conditions listed (or are worried about them in any way) please visit your doctor to get yourself checked out before you go diving. If you do suffer from any of the conditions listed and you would like to go diving, we require a letter from your doctor or a completed medical form to say that it is OK for you to dive.