SDI Course Paperwork

General Forms for SCUBA DIVING INTERNATIONAL students. These forms are required for every SDI course. A current version of Adobe reader will be needed to open these forms. 

Learn to Dive Course

If you are enrolled in our Learn to Scuba Dive Program (the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver program) these are the forms you need to fill out and bring to class with you.

*Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a medical professional before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Medical Questionnaire to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before starting your scuba course. Instructors, Divemasters and the staff at Motor City Scuba are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.   

Diving Medical Guidance to the Physician

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).


SDI Speciality Diving Courses and Refresher program

Students enrolled in Professional courses, the Solo Diver course or Non-Diving Opertation courses please contact your instructor for the correct paperwork requirements.

Filling out the Medical Questionniare:

Recreational Diving Medical Screening System: Link to UHMS Site


TDI Course Paperwork

General forms for TDI courses. Technical Diving Students:

A note regarding the Medical Statement:

All student divers, for each course taken, are required to read and complete the Diver Medical Form. The purpose of this form is to find out if you should consult with your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. A “Yes” response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A “Yes” response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of a physician prior to engaging in scuba diving activities.

You must answer each question on your past or present medical history with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES.​ If you can answer YES to question 3, 5, or 10, OR any question on page 2 of the form, then we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving.

Your physician’s impression regarding your medical fitness for scuba diving must be documented on the Divers Medical Form. If your physician finds no medical conditions considered incompatible with diving, without restrictions or conditions, you must provide the completed form to your instructor at the start of your first course session, and prior to any in-water training. Student Divers who are professional physicians may not sign their own medical form. If your physician is unable to recommend you for diving, you must provide the completed form to the staff at prior to the start date of your course for a full refund.

Should you experience a medical condition or concern during your training which would change your answer(s) on the Divers Medical Form and/or affects your ability to safely scuba dive, then your instructor will be required to suspend your training. In order to resume training, you will need to complete a new Divers Medical Form and obtain physician approval to continue your training. Your comfort, safety and well-being while participating in scuba diving activities is our primary concern.