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.
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.