COVID-19 FORM

Read this statement prior to signing it. You must complete this additional medical questionnaire to enrol in a diver training program or to participate in any diving activity. If you are a minor, you must have this statement signed by your parent or guardian.

DIVER MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE

The purpose of this medical questionnaire is to ensure that you are medically fit to dive. Please answer the following questions with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. A positive response means that there may be a preexisting condition that could affect your safety while diving. If any of these items apply to you, we must request that you consult with a physician, preferably a specialist in diving medicine, prior to participating in diving activities.

 

Within the 40 days immediately preceding the date of this Health Declaration Form, have you:

YES
NO
YES
NO
YES
NO
YES
NO

ADDITIONAL DECLARATIONS / COVID-19

YES
YES
YES

Datos del buceador

The information I have provided about my medical history is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I agree to accept responsibility for any omissions in disclosing my existing or past health conditions.
I also commit to inform DIVE PARADIS about any symptom that may arrive after having filled in this declaration and/or having come into contact with someone who has tested positive after signing the declaration.

PLEASE NOTE

COVID-19 shares many of the same symptoms as other serious viral pneumonias that require a period of convalesce before returning to full activities – a process that can take weeks or months depending on symptom severity (1).

MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS (2, 3):
  • Divers who have tested positive with COVID-19 but have remained completely asymptomatic, should wait ONE month before resuming diving.
  • Divers who have had symptomatic COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted by a diving medicine specialist.
  • Divers who have been hospitalised with or because of pulmonary symptoms in relation to COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted or coordinated by a diving medicine specialist, with complete pulmonary function testing (at least FVC, FEV1, PEF25-50-75, RV and FEV1/FVC, and an exercise test with peripheral oxygen saturation measurement) as well as a high resolution CT scanning of the lungs.
  • Divers who have been hospitalised with or because of cardiac problems in relation to COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted or coordinated by a diving medicine specialist with cardiac evaluation, including echocardiography and exercise test (exercise electrocardiography).
GENERAL RECOMMENDATION
  • Divers and dive centers should observe strictly the guidelines for disinfection of diving gear (as issued by the diving federations and DAN Europe / Divers Alert Network).
REFERENCES

(1) Return to Diving Post COVID-19 - issued by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) in the USA.
(2) Diving after COVID-19 pulmonary infection. A position statement of the Belgian Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (SBMHS-BVOOG).
(3) Recreational and professional diving after the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak - Position statement of EUBS & ECHM
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