All new club members must be certified as medically fit to dive in order to dive with us. The medical assessment is straightforward, usually very brief, and can be done by any doctor, including your own GP and the Student Health Centre (who will charge you about €30). There are two parts: a self-assessment, which you can complete before your appointment, and an assessment by the examining doctor.
You need to get assessed even if you are certified by another agency. Ideally, you should do so as soon as you receive your CFT logbook; there is a section in the logbook which the examining doctor needs to stamp. Delaying your assessment will mean delaying your scuba training or crossover, so please get it done in a timely fashion.
Your first step is to download and print out the medical assessment form from the website; then read it carefully and fill out Part 1 on page 2. Some explanatory notes:
- Address: You should put your home address rather than your term-time address, if the two are different.
- Diving club: Put down ‘UCC’.
- CFT number: Leave this blank for now; you won’t get a CFT number until you’ve paid the CFT membership fee and we’ve processed the applications.
You need to get your logbook signed and stamped by the doctor. We can show you where the stamp should go when we are handing out logbooks next week. Your doctor should keep the assessment on file.