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Medical checks & Refresher courses

Survive the Dive

Medical checks & Refresher courses

Are you fit to dive? New Zealand Underwater offers consistent advice to divers returning from a hiatus.

SCUBA DIVING AS A LEISURE ACTIVITY IS ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE THROUGH MANY STAGES OF THEIR LIFETIME.

New Zealand Underwater always offers the same advice when contacted by divers looking to return to the water after a long hiatus —

  • Be honest about your abilities and limits
  • Have a diving specific health check with a doctor and continue those checks on a regular basis. Heart attacks kill more divers than any other cause
  • Consider an official training provider supplied diving refresher course. Scuba diving practices and equipment have changed in 20 years and a refresher will get you up speed and make you a safer diver

A list of diving doctors can be found at: https://worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/occupational-diving/designated-diving-doctors/

See Also

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The 2020 NZ Underwater Diver Survey

Welcome to the 2020 New Zealand Underwater (NZUA) Diver Survey. Responses to the survey help the New Zealand Underwater Association direct funding and activities to improve diver-related services.
Weather & Tides
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Weather & Tides

Always check the weather and tide conditions in advance of departing the dock.
Surface Safely
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Surface Safely

Safe surfacing procedures, including safety stops, are an essential component in scuba diver's skill set.
Gear Maintenance
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Gear Maintenance

Routine maintenance is an imperative component of the diver's schedule. Failure can have severe consequences
The Buddy System
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The Buddy System

Always dive with a buddy. The Buddy system is developed to improve diver survival across a range of situations.
Diver Down Awareness
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Diver Down Awareness

With divers, spearfishermen, snorkelers or swimmers in the water it is a legal requirement to display a dive flag.
Survive the Dive - Fit, Check & Signal
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Survive the Dive - Fit, Check & Signal

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