Required paperwork for PADI Open Water Diver Courses
This Medical Statement participant record is required to be filled out prior to your underwater adventure
The basic medical questionnaire and statement of understanding need to be filled out prior to your pool or open water diving session. We must ask that the answers are written as a complete ‘NO’ or ‘YES’.
Please answer the questions on your past and present medical history with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, and you have answered YES, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving. Your instructor will supply you with a PADI Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination to take to a physician.
The purpose of this medical history questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by a doctor before participating in recreational scuba diving. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive (yes) response means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of a physician.
The brochure will give you more details about the course and what to expect