Due to Government guidelines DDRC Healthcare staff are now working from home, however we are still able to provide 24hr emergency treatment for divers and those with arterial gas embolism.
DIVING: A special meeting of the British Diving Safety Group was held online on Tuesday 12 May 2020 that included medical experts, diver training organisations and supporting industry representatives. The purpose of the meeting was to determine how the latest changes in government guidance may apply to the UK diving community. The view of all attendees was that it is, unfortunately, still too early to restart diving in the UK.
Our Medical Director Dr Doug Watts has written a piece on returning to diving
We share everyone’s desire to return to the water as soon as possible, after all many of our staff are divers, but we must also ensure that diving resumes safely. Therefore, UK divers are encouraged to act responsibly and not go diving. A message from BSAC Diving Officer, Dai Atkins
- Re-certification for medicals and training courses: Information from the authorising bodies on these pages Medicals & Training
- Plymouth based IMCA DMT Refresher courses 2020: IMCA Diver Medic Refresher courses bookable from 24th August 2020 with 30% deposit to secure your place. (This will be refunded should the course not run due to government restrictions or if we deem there to be a continued risk of Coronavirus (Covid-19)). Book Now (select ‘Pay Deposit’ on registration form.) NB: We are working on dates for our courses delivered in Thailand.
- Scheduled Training Courses are now bookable with a deposit from September 2020.
- We can still offer Fitness to dive telephone consultations as we can do these from our home based offices.
Our staff are still able to answer general enquiries, please use our contact form and we will reply at the earliest opportunity.
Can I Dive with?
Learn more about various conditions and substances that might affect your health when diving.
What is DCI?
Learn more about Decompression Illness (DCI), also known as Decompression Sickness, Caisson Disease or 'the bends'.