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Diving Health Information

Diving Health Information for Scubafish PADI 5 Star IDC Gold Palm Dive Resort, Ko Lanta, Thailand:

Diving Health Information: Diving is considered an extremely safe sport and has a much better track record for injury than many other adventurous sports.

PADI Instructor Course StudentsDiving is considered an extremely safe sport and has a much better track record for injury than many other adventurous sports.

However, there are known health risks associated with diving, particularly if you suffer from certain respiratory or circulatory conditions. If you do, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot dive, but you will need to see a doctor to ensure diving poses no risk to your health.

Diving Health Information at Scubafish in Ko Lanta

At Scubafish, Ko Lanta all our dive staff are fully trained in First Aid and CPR. We maintain close links with BadelVeda Recompression Unit at Bangkok-Phuket Hospital in Phuket, so, in the unlikely event of a diving accident, we can provide the highest level of medical care.

You don’t need to be an athlete in order to dive, but you should be comfortable in water, have basic swimming skills, and be in good overall health, particularly your respiratory and circulatory systems. If you are considering diving during your holiday, it is worth consulting the list of health considerations. If you want to enrol on a diving course, you will have to complete a medical statement. There are slightly different health requirements depending on whether you plan to make a Discover Scuba Diving introductory dive, or take a full PADI Dive Course.

If you suffer from any of the conditions listed (or are worried about them in any way) please visit your doctor to get yourself checked out before you go diving. If you do suffer from any of the conditions listed and you would like to go diving, we require a letter from your doctor or a completed medical form to say that it is OK for you to dive.

Diving Insurance

Travel insurance often includes cover for scuba diving whilst on holiday. It is worth checking to see if yours does and, if so, whether there are any restrictions. The absolute maximum depth we dive to is 30m, although most dives are to a maximum depth of 18m and last for no longer than 60 mins. You will be accompanied by a PADI professional Divemaster or Instructor at all times.

Both diving students and fun divers can register for a 1-year Chamber Cover card through BadalVeda. This card gives 60% off the price of any chamber treatment in any BadalVeda Chamber in Thailand.

We also offer Diving Insurance with 100% cover that can be purchased by the day, week, month or year.

InDepths Dive and Travel Insurance

In Depths – Comprehensive Diving and Travel Insurance

• 100 % Cover
• World Wide Protection
• Cover from 1 Day – 1 Year

1 Day Cover
250 THB
1 Week Cover
850 THB
2 Weeks Cover
1,200 THB
1 Month Cover
1,800 THB
1 Year Cover
3,000 THB
Annual Plus
4,590 THB
Accident & Emergency Extra Cover
+1,000 THB
PADI Professionals
Enrolled on a Scubafish Course

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DAN stands for Divers Alert Network, or as it is familiarly known the ‘diver’s safety net’. DAN is a non-profit Foundation that specializes in diving medicine and safety. DAN operates an international network of alarm centres, active 24 hours a day, guaranteeing, in the event of an emergency, specialized assistance, to any diver, anywhere in the world.

We recommend that all our divers take out comprehensive diving insurance through DAN (Divers Alert Network) for the duration of their holiday. Please visit their website www.daneurope.org for further information.

Recompression Chamber

In the unlikely event of a diving emergency we transport you direct to BadalVeda Recompression Chamber at the Bangkok-Phuket Hospital in Phuket, where they have access to top private medical care, a dedicated team of diving injury specialists and the newest and largest Recompression Chamber in Thailand.