Do I need to have a medical examination by a doctor before I come to Florida?

This depends on which courses you are taking and on your personal medical history. When you register for a course or series of courses with EASE you will be sent a confirmation pack which will include a PADI Medical Form. You need to fill out the front side of this form and answer YES or NO to the questions regarding your medical history. Please answer these questions as honestly as you can.

If you are only taking the PADI Advanced Open Water or Rescue Diver Courses and you answer NO to all of the questions on the form, it is not necessary for you to have a medical examination by a doctor. If you answer YES to any of the questions, it will be necessary for you to have an examination by a doctor. The doctor will fill out the back of the form and give his opinion on whether you are medically fit to dive.

If you are taking the PADI Divemaster or Instructor Development Courses you MUST have a medical examination by a doctor, even if you answer NO to all of the questions. Please try to arrange a medical exam in your own area prior to coming to Vero Beach to avoid the inconvenience and expense of having one done here. If you are unable to see a doctor before you come here, we can arrange for your medical examination to be done by a local doctor at a cost of about $80.00.