Suitability for diving

Diving fitness examination according to GTÜM e.V.

GTÜM

Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

German professional society for diving medicine and hyperbaric medicine based in Murnau am Staffelsee. Founded in 1983, the nonprofit society establishes medical guidelines for diving medical treatments as well as for training professionals in hyperbaric medicine. I perform these examinations in my practice and issue a certificate of fitness for diving if the results are positive.

Medical history

During the interview, pre-existing conditions and contraindications with regard to diving suitability are discussed in detail. Additionally, reasons for panic and disorientation are clarified.

Overall check

During examination, essentially all organ systems are examined.

Fitness test

In order to minimize risks and accidents while diving and to ensure optimal safety, you must be in good health, which is certified by your diving fitness certificate. This certificate, prepared by me after an examination, complies with the legal requirements for diving in force worldwide.

The suitability for diving

As soon as a person goes deeper into the water or into airy heights, special demands are placed on the body. This reacts extremely to the respective changed pressure conditions. Therefore, it is important to take a closer look in the case of pre-existing conditions, mood disorders and when taking special medications.

In order to minimize risks and accidents while diving and to ensure optimal safety you must be healthy, which is certified with the diving fitness certificate. This certificate, issued by me after an examination, complies with the legal requirements for diving in force worldwide.

Why do I need a diving fitness examination?

Recreational diving is becoming increasingly popular and the number of both novice and experienced divers is growing steadily.
To prevent diving accidents, regular medical checks are recommended or required.

The investigation

– Medical history (underlying or pre-existing conditions such as asthma, diabetes, current medications).
– Physical examination
– Otoscopy (ear examination, external auditory canal healthy, eardrums intact, pressure compensation possible)
– Resting ECG, if necessary ergometry (stress ECG, especially in case of recognizable risk factors such as smoking, overweight, as well as from the age of 40)
– Spirometry (lung function test)

The assessment

– No health concerns
– No health concerns under certain restrictions
(Conditions regarding the diving conditions)
– permanent health concerns (exclusion from diving)

The examination interval depends on the age of the patient. The GTÜM recommends the examination:

– after 3 years at the latest, if you have between. 18 and 39 years old are
– after 1 year at the latest, if you are under 18 years old.
– after 1 year at the latest, if you are 40 years or older.

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