Diving Medical

Diving can place physical and mental demands on the diver, therefore, individuals who dive at work must complete a statutory health assessment to make sure that they are fit to complete dives.

To promote safety and reduce the risks associated with diving, as per the Diving at Work Regulations 1997, all divers at work must have a valid certificate of fitness to dive issued by an Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED). 

Further information can be found here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/DIVING/medical-requirements.htm  


Photographic identification – passport or driving licence. 

Previous HSE medical if it is in-date. 

Wear comfortable clothes as a step test is sometimes needed as part of the medical. 

Letters or background information from your GP or Consultant if you have had a significant medical issue since your last medical. regarding medical issues 

All divers who require an initial Diving Medical must ensure they have a form signed by their GP. The HSE GP dive medical form can be downloaded here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/fact-sheet-and-medical-questionnaire.pdf  

The full certificate is valid for twelve months. It is possible to renew your certificate one month in advance of its expiry date. 

Even if you have previously had an HSE Dive medical performed, it is not possible to issue a new medical without this form, so you must get your GP to complete this and bring it with: you: https://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/fact-sheet-and-medical-questionnaire.pdf