Divers Physical Fitness Exercise Testing
Any form of diving, whether recreational or professional is a potentially hazardous activity and a high standard of medical fitness is required for all divers.
The professional diver is expected to perform work underwater as well as dive and should have a reasonable level of physical and physiological fitness because of the obligatory stresses of the underwater environment.
For safe diving, the millions of recreational and professional divers should show a reasonable level of fitness during medical examinations. The physical exercise test provided by the Active Health Clinic of the Centre of Sports and Exercise are shown below.
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Our physical exercise test options
Ride the Wattbike for a period of 6 minutes with fixed resistance settings and maintain an average of 200 Watts during a 6 minute ride on a Wattbike.
Wattbike Test Settings:
90-105 RPM (Recommended)
Treadmill Run Test
Complete a run on a treadmill for a period of 6 minutes with your own selected combination of speed and incline.
- Select a Speed and Incline combination from the table below
British Army Step Test
Step up and down at a rate of 30 times per minute from 0.43m step for 5 minutes. The pulse is counted from 1 to 1.5, from 2 to 2.5 and from 3 to 3.5 minutes after cessation of exercise. The sum of the pulse counts must be less than 190
British Army Step Test Settings:
30 times per Minute
Book your Divers Physical Fitness Exercise Test
To make a booking, please contact us and provide us with your personal information, availability and preferred test. Our staff will contact you as soon as possible to set up an appointment.
Please Read and Adhere to the Following Pre-Test Instructions:
No hard training session that day or the day prior to your appointment
Please ensure you have a light snack 2-3hrs beforehand (liquid or solid).
Ensure you are well-hydrated and drink at least 500mls of water 1hr prior
What do you need to bring?
Your referral letter issued by UHS for the testing by CSE.
Appropriate clothing to exercise in, such as running shoes, shorts and a t-shirt.
We have a shower and lockers if you would like to change, therefore bring a towel if necessary.