Lizard Island - Diving Medical Information Australian Scuba Diving Standards require that all certified divers are medically fit to dive. Certain medical conditions may exclude you from diving at Lizard Island, for example, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, heart, lung or blood disorders of any kind. If you are taking any medication you may also be excluded from diving at Lizard Island. If you suffer from a medical condition or are taking medication, a fully completed Medical Form (AS4005.1) is to be completed by a Medical Practitioner with knowledge of diving medicine, prior to your arrival on Lizard Island. This form must be presented to the Lizard Island Marine Centre before you will be able to participate in any form of diving. Final medical clearance is at the discretion of the island Dive and Medical teams. A list of accredited doctors can be obtained from the website for the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society: www.spums.org.auIf you do not have this Medical Form and have a medical condition, you may be excluded from diving on Lizard Island.Download the non-certified dive form / certified dive form.Divers Travelling By AircraftPlease be advised that safety regulations on Lizard Island require that divers are not permitted to fly for a minimum of 24 hours after their last dive.Snorkellers with Medical ConditionsAlthough snorkelling is generally a safe activity, it is important that you are aware that snorkelling can be a strenuous physical activity and this may increase the health and safety risks to you if you are suffering from: Any medical condition that may be made worse by physical exertion. For example: heart disease, asthma and some lung complaints. Any medical condition that can result in loss of consciousness. For example: some forms of epilepsy and severe hypoglycaemic reactions in people with diabetes. Asthma that can be brought on by cold water or salt water mist.If you have any medical conditions or any concerns and you are intending to snorkel, we recommend you: Tell the lookout or Snorkelling guide about your concerns or your medical condition. Snorkel in an area that allows the lookout or Snorkelling guide to offer close supervision. Wear a flotation device or buoyancy wetsuit that will support you in a relaxed state. Diving and Snorkelling Age LimitDue to safety considerations, the age limit is 12 years. Proof of age may be required to be presented to the Lizard Island Marine Centre.Scheduled Diving - Children must be certified and a minimum of 12 years of age to participate in any Scuba diving activity.Dive Courses - Discover Scuba Dive and Referral Dive Courses are not catered for children under 14 years of age.For all dive and snorkel activities a minimum age of 12 years applies. Children aged between 12 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during all water sports and diving activities.