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Medical Certification Spanish Law | Diving in menorca? You need to read this.


Diving medicals are not compulsory in the UK as divers can complete a self-declaration medical form. Emphasis on: in the UK.

In Spain, as in most European countries, a dive medical is required by law for any certified diver wishing to dive, or any person wishing to enrol in a course that leads to a certification.

Where to get Dive Medicals in the UK?

The best and quickest way to obtain your Fit to Dive Medical is to print out this form. Fill it out yourself and take it to your GP. As long as you can answer all the questions with a no, your GP should be able to endorse the form for you.  Should you have a medical history and have to answer some questions with a yes, you are better off going to see a doc anyway. Maybe a phone call to your local practice will give you more detailed information. This particular issue is not regulated in the UK and each doctor may give you different options.

The above form is only one option. Any form will do, as long as it is endorsed by a qualified doctor to do so.

How do I get my Dive Medical in Menorca?

Should you wish to have your Dive Medical done here in Menorca, we are happy to arrange a visit for you. Our local hyperbaric doctor in Mahon is an experienced diver and the head of our hyperbaric chamber. He does speak English, so communication is not a problem. The cost is 70,00€ and the examination will take approx 30 mins per person. In Spain, the certificate is valid for 2 years, unless otherwise stated on the medical certificate itself. Always keep the original and hand in a copy if need be.

Appointments are usually weekdays (Monday to Friday) anytime between 17:00 and 20:00 hrs. They are located on top of Mahon harbour, so you may follow up your check-up with a dinner, enjoying the local cuisine and gazing at some magnificent boats moored in front.