Diving Medicals

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As diving can be both physically and mentally demanding, a diver must not dive in a diving project unless they are fit to do so and hold a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive.

  • This certificate is issued after a medical examination by an approved medical examiner of divers (otherwise known as an AMED).
  • Fitness to dive medicals must be completed at least annually or more frequently if specified by the AMED.
  • Click here for a list of AMEDs publically available to carry out fitness to dive medicals in Ireland.
  • For further information, see the Guidance on the Medical Assessment of Divers.

Certificate Validity

For a certificate of medical fitness to be valid, it must be:

  • in the name of the diver;
  • issued by an AMED;
  • in date for the period of the diving project that the diver is participating in; and
  • in compliance with any conditions.