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Over the Counter Medication & Fitness to Dive

Diving Safety Memorandum 09/18 has just been released and provides information on the impact Over The Counter (OTC) medication can have on fitness to dive.  In particular there are issues with Sidenafil (Viagra) and other drugs, which cause a similar effect

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DSM 1/17 – AT Try Dive Medicals

After a visit from the HSE to the Diving Standards Team it has been deemed that a self declaration medical is no longer sufficient for service personnel to carry out a try dive as the service personnel are deemed to

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AT Diving Medical Referrals

The Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) have released 2016DIN01-133 which replaces 2015DIN01-191. This DIN explains that INM only has a single consultant in diving medicine and is therefore unable to accept referrals for AT diving fitness medicals. Issued in Oct 15,

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Diving Medicals for Reservists

We’re aware that members of the reserves have been struggling to obtain service diving medicals through service sources.  This seems to particularly be a problem with members of University Officer Training Corps (UOTCs). Following a discussion with SO1 Reserves in Defence

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