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Medical Examination of Divers – Middle East & India Initiative

Information note IMCA D 20/01, issued in July 2001 (revised April 2021), 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 (ME&I) 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 in a series of Information Notes dating from 2002. Twenty-two diving contractors in the ME&I  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.

Recognition of Doctors to Perform Medical Examination of Divers

Middle East & India Region


  1.               This note is issued jointly by the following diving contractors:

Aqua Diving Services                                                                 IRSHAD

Boskalis Offshore – Middle East & India                                Khalifa A Algosaibi Diving & Marine Services

CCC (Underwater Engineering)                                               Maridive & Oil Services

Dolphin Offshore Enterprises (India) Ltd                               Maridive Offshore Projects

Dulam International Ltd                                                                                                     McDermott International Inc

Dunnimaa Engineers & Divers Enterprises Pvt Ltd              Mermaid Subsea Services LLC

FSDS LLP                                                                                      Mutawa Marine Works LLC

Halul Offshore Services Company                                           Petroleum Marine Services Co

Integrated Subsea Engineering & Services LLC                     Smit Lamnalco

International Marine Works – Alexandria                             Supreme Hydro Engineering Pvt Ltd

International Naval Works – Abu Dhabi                                Timsah Shipbuilding Company

With no international body currently providing a suitable system for approval of doctors to conduct medical examination of divers, the above-listed diving contractors wish to jointly recognise the following doctors for such purposes (listed on PDF).

IMCA Contact

Ali Macleod
Technical Adviser - Diving

Information Note Details

Published date: 20 January 2022
Information note ID: 1602


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