A background in Royal Navy Diving
David was the Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Diving for the Royal Navy. In that role he assessed the fitness of divers ranging from Mine Clearance Divers (MDC) to Special Forces (SBS). He presented lectures on the Undersea Medicine Course at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM), instructed and examined diver medics at the Defence Diving School, provided medical input into dive training and equipment trials, and was A Duty Diving Medical Officer (DDMO) covering diving emergencies worldwide for both military and civilian divers.
David is an HSE Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED) for commercial divers and sits on the UK Diving Medical Committee (UKDMC) as a medical referee for divers.