Injury & Medical Advice of Diving

Many diving and snorkelling incidents involve the participant suffering a medical condition that may be made worse by the diving activity and environment. Key medical conditions include:

  • cardiac conditions (heart disease or high blood pressure)
  • respiratory illnesses and injuries (asthma, pneumothorax and congestion)
  • conditions that may result in a loss of consciousness (epilepsy and diabetes).

It is important that all participants are aware of risks posed by relevant medical conditions and that they advise the PCBU before entering the water. In some cases medical advice or assessment may be required before a person can participate in the diving or snorkelling activity.