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Questions about diving!Please help me! “Important Information For Learn to Dive Course Participants: Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training. To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor).” What does it mean? If I have a good condition, must I need to find a doctor to complete the student Diver Medical Declaration?
Jan 24, 2016 1:31 PM
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It means you answer the questions in the "self-assessment" yourself, honestly. You don't need a doctor for the self-assessment. If you are not comfortable that you understand the English you should ask someone to help you, but it doesn't have to be a doctor. Let's say that one of the questions is: a) "Have you ever had any part of your lungs removed surgically?" You should be able to answer this "Yes" or "No" without needing to talk to a doctor. Another question might be: b) "Has you ever been diagnosed with emphysema?" Again, you just need to remember: did any doctor ever say to you, "you have emphysema?" If a doctor has said so, you need to answer "yes." If no doctor has ever said so, then you answer "no." You don't need to have a doctor answer that question for you. If you can answer "no" to every question, then you do not need to see a doctor. If you have answered "yes," then they want you to consult a doctor and get a dive medical certificate.
January 24, 2016
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