Medical examination of divers – Middle East & India

Information note IMCA D 20/01, issued in July 2001 (revised January 2020), advised members of the requirements for doctors who undertake annual medical examination of divers, in light of the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) withdrawal of recognition of doctors operating outside the UK.

Subsequently, twelve members in the Middle East & India region agreed jointly to recognise a number of doctors to conduct diver medicals to the standard cited in IMCA D 20/01.  The mutually recognised list of doctors was publicised via information note IMCA D 10/02, updated by D 09/03, D 07/06, D 12/06, D 06/09, D 08/10 and D 05/12.  Twenty-three diving contractors in that region have now further updated their list of jointly recognised doctors and have asked IMCA to publicise the attached note.

While IMCA is not in a position to approve or recognise doctors, it welcomes this contractor initiative and is pleased to publicise the agreement, a copy of which is attached.

This list supersedes all previously published lists.