Medical and General Conditions

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Scuba diving implies good physical and mental conditions, due to the underwater pressure.
Western Australia regulations and laws do not require medical examination from the doctor as long as you are in good physical and mental health. In that case you can start now with Perth Ocean either for a try dive, a course, or participate to a day or holiday trip if you are already certified.
If you have a medical condition, you will need to provide to your Perth Ocean Instructor a medical certificate from a doctor specialized in scuba diving (you can consult the doctor list by clicking on the blue link).

Below the main medical conditions requiring a medical certificate:

  • Lung diseases: respiratory failure, asthma
  • Some eye diseases
  • Some heart diseases (heart failure, congenital heart disease …)
  • Some neurological diseases such as epilepsy
  • Some dermatological diseases
  • Some psychiatric illnesses
  • Unchecked diabetes

You can click here to view the list of Diving Doctors in Perth

You can click here to download the Medical statement for starting a course

You can click here to download the medical questionnaire for a try dive

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Perth Ocean Instructors and Divemasters are individuals and licensed to conduct PADI standards training, but are not agents, employees or franchisees of PADI Americas, Inc, or its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations (“PADI”).
Furthermore, commercials activities of Perth Ocean members are independent, and are neither owned, managed or operated by PADI.

PADI courses are certified as compliant with ISO standards for Recreational Diving Services by an independent auditor, the European Underwater Federation and the Austrian Standards Institute.
Although scuba diving is a safe activity if the associated rules are followed, it is important to understand that risks are associated in certain conditions.
Perth Ocean may not be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death, or other damages, whether foreseen or unforeseen, or due to the negligence from the diver itself.

You can click here to view the PADI standard safe diving practices Statement of Understanding

You can click here to view the PADI Non-Agency disclosure and acknowledgement agreement and the Liability release and Assumption of risk agreement

EQUIPMENT LIABILITY

It is the responsibility of the diver to take care of all the diving equipment supplied by Perth Ocean Diving.
Any damage, loss, or rob, including unintentional or accidental, must be compensated financially to Perth Ocean Diving by the diver. In some cases, Perth Ocean Diving could accept a replacement of the same or equivalent item that has been lost or damaged.

Perth Ocean Diving cannot be held responsible, or in any way liable, for personal property loss, damage or rob, for any reason whatsoever, whether through any activities booked through us, or caused buy third parties connected, or not connected to us.

BOOKING PROCESS AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • Try dives, boat trips and dive weekends

Scheduling and booking can be done over the phone (with SMS confirmation), or by email.
Must be paid in full at the booking time by card, bank transfer or cash.
Cancellation or modification:
More than 15 days prior departure: No penalty
Within 15 days of departure: 50% refund
Within 48 hours of departure: No refund

  • Diving courses

Scheduling and booking can be done over the phone (with SMS confirmation), or by email.
A $200 deposit is required at the booking time by card, bank transfer or cash.
Cancellation or modification:
More than 15 days prior the first day of the course: No penalty
Within 15 days of course: 50% deposit refund
Within 48 hours of course: No refund

  • Club shore dives for certified divers

Scheduling and booking can be done over the phone (with SMS confirmation), or by email.
Payment can be done in full at the booking time or on the day by card, cash or bank transfer.
Cancellation or modification:
If less than 48 hours prior the tour: No refund but can be used as a credit for another shore dive

  • General cancellation policies Perth Ocean Diving

Perth Ocean Diving reserves the right to canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions. All dive tours require a minimum of divers for fulfillments of tour. In case of cancellation for those reasons, a full refund or a credit to use another day will be allowed.
Itineraries of trips can be altered at the crew discretion due to weather or conditions.
No credits or refund will be given if a trip is cut short due to illegal, violent or belligerent behaviour by a client.
In the event of the trip cancellation, Perth Ocean Diving will not be held liable for any travel, hotel or other consequential costs incurred by the client.
If entitled to a refund, credit card fees will be deduced, which are around 5%.