Diving medicine is a sub-area of occupational medicine and sports medicine and a central part of diving training. It deals with medical research on questions of diving, the prevention and treatment of diving accidents and fitness to dive.
The Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (GTÜM) recommends a regular diving examination
under 18 years: annual medical examination
18 - 39 years: fitness to dive every three years
from 40 years: annual fitness to dive
Contents of the medical examination for divers
Medical history and examination
Resting ECG, from the age of 41 ergometry (stress ECG)