© 2020, South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Incorporated


Permission is granted to reproduce this publication in full or in part, in print or electronic form for the purposes of assessment for recreational diving or for education.

First edition 1992 (Accepted by the SPUMS Committee 03 February 1991)

Second revised edition 1996 (Statement of Health for Recreational Diving replaced Certificate of Fitness to dive)

Reprinted 1996

Third revised edition 1999

Reprinted December 1999

Fourth edition December 2010

Reprinted July 2011

Fifth Edition with updated cardiovascular guidelines January 2020

ISBN 978-0-646-55047-3


South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society, (Incorporated in Victoria) A0020660B, ABN 29 299 823 713

C/o Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists 

630 St Kilda Road

Melbourne, Victoria 3004,



SPUMS suggests that members have pages 12 – 19 reproduced as the form which they use for their diving medical examinations. The Statement of Health for Recreational Diving on page 19 should be used as a certificate of fitness to dive. The pro-forma statement on page 33 should be added to the Certificate in Section C, for use when counselling divers with diabetes about their diving.


Neither the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Incorporated nor its officers assume any liability for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising from this publication.

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