Diving medicals are not compulsory in the UK as divers now complete a self-declaration medical form. However you may find that many diving related organisations will require a diving medical from you, including dive clubs, dive boats and diving holiday operators.
If you have a Self Declaration Form that requires a signature from a doctor, please book a consultation below and follow the instructions in your confirmation email. We have doctors who are qualified as UKDMC Diving Medical Referees.
UK based divers can get advice from our Diving doctors by booking a fitness to dive telephone consultation.
Between 1.00pm and 4.20pmFrom £5.00
Once a consultation time is booked you will receive a call from one of our diving doctors at that time. During that consultation they will also assist you in booking a face to face recreational dive medical (should it be required) here at DDRC Healthcare in Plymouth. For simple problems it may be possible to sign your self-declaration form without a face to face medical, however this depends on the medical problem.
Unfortunately we are no longer able to give fitness to dive advice by email. Some diving queries can be answered on our ‘Can I Dive With?‘ page
Telephone consultations are a triage service designed to make it easier to access advice. However we cannot commit to a final decision regarding your fitness to dive until a senior doctor signs your form, either remotely or in person at a medical. Therefore please do not book diving trips or make commitments until you have a completed form.
Fitness to Dive Telephone consultations are not funded by the NHS. We charge £5 to try and ensure that people pick up the phone when we call them. However the cost of providing this service is many times that – so if you appreciate this please consider contributing to the charity!