Diving Medicals at Prahran

What is a dive medical?

A dive medical is an assessment of the ability of a diver to survive unexpected underwater or on-surface emergencies.

It will also determine the risk of death, unconsciousness, impaired judgement, disorientation, impaired mobility, or decompression sickness that may be associated with diving with a particular condition or disorder.

Why might you need a dive medical?

A dive medical examination is recommended every five years for divers under 30 years of age, every three years for those 30-50 years of age, and every year for divers over 50 years of age. Patients with asthma are unable to perform the dive medical.

What’s involved in a dive medical examination?

  • Completion of a medical questionnaire regarding past and current health
  • A physical examination
  • A urine analysis
  • An assessment of your vision, lung function and hearing

Is a referral required?

A referral is not required for a dive medical.

Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?

A session may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider. The dive medical cannot be claimed under Medicare.

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Dr. Gary Zimmerman
Specialist Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician

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