How Do I Get Started?

Considering a career in diving

The following minimum requirements have to be met: 

Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in a student not being permitted to commence training:

Diving Medical Fitness

A Diving medical is required by the Department of Labour South Africa Diving Regulation. 

Not every body is fit to become a commercial diver.

The diving doctor will check if  you are fit to dive (Diving medical Fitness) and how the work place will effect you. (Occupational Medical Surveillance) 

Diving fitness looks at your ability:

It is especially important to have your ears checked to ensure you have no holes in your ear drums and have the ability to equalize.  You have to be fit and have a good pair of lungs or you will fail your lung function testing!. 

At SEADOG will organise everything you need to do. It's often better to ensure you are fit before coming for training. 

Down Load this Diving Medical Form 

How do I find a Diving Doctor in South Africa

International Students: International students should undergo a medical examination in their country of origin in order to establish whether they are fit or unfit to dive, prior to paying course fees and incurring travel expenses. 

On arrival The SEADOG doctors must repeat the medical to ensure you have a South African diving medical.This is required by the government.  

I've passed the criteria, what is the next step?

Enrol on line: An enrolment form can be downloaded from Enrolment Forms and Documents.

Enroll by e:mail: send us a mail at and place the name of course of your choice in the subject heading along with your own name. - We will get back to you! 

Only once the full course fees have been received in the nominated SEADOG banking account, your booking will be guaranteed a spot. 

For our international students, SEADOG  will provide you with all necessary documentation ie letters of invitation, etc. in support of any visa applications.