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.
Maintain an average of 200 Watts during a 6 minute ride on a Wattbike.
Treadmill Run Test
Complete a 6 minute run on a treadmill with selected speed and incline.