Behavioural Issues

Defer assessment until >16 years of age.

Adults and children with behavioral disorders >16y e.g. ADHD / Autistic Spectrum Disorder:
If the consultant / GP is in agreement that there is no clear contraindication to diving, the candidate’s medication (if any) is stable and they are not suffering any side effects that could interfere with diving then consider certifying for supervised pool based training. On completion of this training, a report is required from their instructor / trainer confirming the diver’s ability to concentrate / learn and implement their learning by undertaking safe diving without a lack of awareness or ease of distraction underwater. If this report is favorable then an open water medical can be considered.