We train according to the standards of Scuba Schools International (SSI). SSI was founded in the USA in 1970 and is now one of the largest training organizations for recreational divers. SSI offers a very modern and good pedagogical concept and has first-class teaching materials for beginners and more advanced divers. The SSI diving certificates are of course recognized all over the world.
Medical questionaire & medical clearance
Safety is a priority for us. Before participating in any diving activity with us, each participant must complete a medical questionnaire to ensure their medical condition allows diving.
The questionnaire is used to find out whether a medical examination is necessary before participating in any diving training. A question answered with "yes" does not necessarily exclude you from diving. A "yes" only indicates a condition that may affect your safety while diving and means you must obtain a medical clearance prior to participating in any diving activity.
Generally, any licensed doctor may carry out the fit to dive examination and issue the corresponding certificate. However, besides issuing the fit to dive clearance only relatively few doctors are theoretically trained in dive medicine, and only a very small part of the medical professionals actually has medical experience in practical diving and hyperbaric medicine, or in the treatment of diving accidents.
If possible a physician of the last category would be the best person to contact for the medical clearance. Appropriately trained physicians can be found, for example, at hyperbaric chambers. At the very least, however, the physician who conducts the “fit for dive” examination should have appropriate further training (e.g. through the GTÜM Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine).
During your training you are automatically insured via your diving instructor and by SSI. After your course you should take care of your own diving insurance. Read more on this topic here.