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Medical Examination of Divers – Middle East & India Initiative

January 2024 – Information Note updated

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.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

IMCA Contact

Ali Macleod
Technical Adviser - Diving

Information Note Details

Published date: 5 January 2024
Information note ID: 1643


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