Sports Diving - UKDMC

Sports Diving - UKDMC

David is familiar with both the BSAC and PADI certification routes. He is a member of the UK Diving Medical Committee (UKDMC) and can therefore offer advice and make decisions regarding an individual’s fitness for dive should they have any medical issues.

Sports Diving – UKDMC

David has dived all over the world and has been a diver for over 30 years. He therefore, appreciates how important (and expensive) diving can be to recreational divers, who may plan dive trips years in advance. However, as Senior Medical Officer (SMO) in diving for the Royal Navy, where he was the Duty Diving Medical Officer (DDMO) handling diving emergencies (both military and civilian), he also appreciates how dangerous it can be; particularly if an individual has even the smallest medical problem, which might become far more serious at 30 metres under water. Accordingly, as a medical referee for the UK Diving Medical Committee (UKDMC), David can offer advice with regard to mitigating such risks e.g. limitations where necessary, to facilitating safe diving for both the diver and their dive buddy.

In the first instance divers should make contact by email. In nearly all cases an initial consultation is held to ensure appropriate duty of care to the diver. However, thereafter communication by email or telephone will usually suffice.

Coming for a Medical

Please download, print and complete the application forms BEFORE arrival. Failure to do so adds 20 minutes to the consultation time.

Before arriving:

  1. Bring your completed UKDMC Sports Diving Referee Form (Downloadable from this page).
  2. Bring photo ID, (Passport, Drivers licence, Military ID, etc.).
  3. Be prepared to provide a urine sample ON ARRIVAL.
  4. Bring spectacles (do not wear contact lenses for the consultation).
  5. CHECK DIRECTIONS ON THE WEBSITE (THEY ARE SIMPLE IF FOLLWED) – DO NOT TRUST SAT NAV ONCE NEAR BEDSTONE.

 

 

BACK TO DIVING MEDICALS

David has been a pleasure to work with to get me back in the water.
Since I am only a hobby diver his knowledge of diving has re-assured me .
I would be happy to recommend him to anyone.”

Sue Povall, Scuba-diver

David offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which medicals are carried. He has the ability to instil great confidence in his thorough approach, but at the same time put you completely at ease. His diving medicine knowledge is clearly first rate, and everything is explained in a straightforward, open way and sage advice is offered. I will be booking next year’s medical examination with Templar Medical.”


Toby Gane MPhil, MCIfA, Senior Project Manager, Coastal & Marine

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