If you are properly trained, well equipped, in good health and reasonably fit, diving is safe.
Total Diving can take care of providing you with top quality training and diving gear - but we are not doctors. So, you have to check your own health and tell us if you are OK.
For that purpose, you have to fill in a self-assessment medical questionnaire to identify possible risks. If you have one of the listed conditions, please consult with a physician.
A positive response to an answer on that questionnaire doesn't necessarily disqualify you for diving. Only a trained professional physician can answer that question. We will need the authorization signed by your physician before your first dive in the pool or in open water.
You should consult your own family doctor.
If you prefer, you may get an appointment with Dr. Peter Vaktor who is a PADI Divemaster and a diving & hyperbaric medicine specialist. He doesn't take new patients but he doesn't mind helping us out...
To get an appointment with Dr. Vaktor, please call his assistant at 514-284-1006 and specify, politely, that it is for a diving course at Total Diving. Peter's office is located at 550 Sherbrooke street West, West Tower, Suite 480 in downtown Montreal.
Please carefully read the instructions on the questionnaire. For instance, you must answer each question with a "YES" or a "NO". Nothing else will be accepted by PADI. A "Y", a "N" or an "X" is not acceptable.
We're sorry... We're not doctors... And we're not lawyers. We simply let both of them do their jobs and, then, we take over for the real fun of scuba diving - that is our speciality!
Total Diving covers you during your PADI Open Water Diver course with DAN's student insurance program. Once you become a certified diver, it is recommended that you have your own diver insurance.
Be safe. Have more fun!