Diving Medicals

Being fit to dive is not just important for your own safety, but also for the safety of your buddy and your instructor. Not everyone needs a medical signed by a doctor (see below) but if you have any questions at all you should ask your GP or a designated diving doctor.

What medical do I need to do a course?

Follow this easy flow chart to see what medical you require, and if you need to go see a doctor or not. If you turn up on the day of your course with the wrong medical you may not be able to complete your course.

Medical Flow

Where can I find a medical form?

You can download or print from the link below or come into the shop and grab one. If you are under 18 don't forget to get a Parent or Guardian to sign these as well.


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RSTC Medical Statement

You are required to fill in the first page of this medical when completing any PADI Course with us. except for Discover Scuba Diving where you fill in the one below. 

You must also get it signed by a doctor if:

  • You answer YES to anything on the front page OR
  • You are completing a STAR Course (Secondary School Students), PADI Professional Course or any of our Career Courses.

Medicals signed by a Doctor are valid for one year but if anything changes, eg. new medication you must get a new medical.

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 PADI Discover Scuba Diving Medical

You are required to fill the medical questionnaire when completing a Discover Scuba Diving Session with us.

You must also get an RSTC Medical (above) signed by a doctor if:

  • You answer YES to any of the questions in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Medical Questionnaire. 


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Diving Doctors

If you need to get yout RSTC Medical  Signed by a doctor to complete your course, then we reccommend visiting a Designated Diving Doctor. Designated Diving Doctors are able to carry out both recreational and Occupational/Commercial Dive Medicals and have special knowledge of how different medical conditions and medications are effected by scuba diving.

 Please Note: When booking your medical please make the receptionist know you only need a "Recreational" diving medical. 

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Dr Nick Giblin

Designated Diving Doctor

Broadway Medical Centre

2 Broadway
Dunedin 9016
Phone: 03 477 4335
Fax: 03 477 4337

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Dr Sandra Webb

Designated Diving Doctor


15 St David St
Dunedin 9016
Phone: 03 477 7583 or 03 474 0602
Fax: 03 477 7482


New Zealand Designated Diving Doctors

Work Safe New Zealand

List of Designated Diving Doctors, authorised by the, Diving Hyperbaric Medicine Service, to perform Occupational Diving Medical Examinations.


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