Statement of Understanding
- Warranty of Ability - I understand that each person who signs up for a dive trip with Sunshine Coast Diving Centre Pty Ltd (trading as Scuba World) warrants that he or she is physically and mentally capable of participating successfully in that activity. I further understand and agree that Sunshine Coast Diving Centre Pty Ltd (trading as Scuba World) will give no refunds for seasickness, inability to equalize, cold, fatigued or for any other reason that prevents an individual from participating fully.
- I further understand that any underwater guide service provided by Sunshine Coast Diving Centre Pty Ltd (trading as Scuba World) is done solely to enhance my enjoyment and not because such guidance is required to compensate for lack of ability on my part. If I do not believe that I have maintained at least the same level of ability as a newly certified diver, I understand that I should take part in a refresher course before participating in any dive trip with Scuba World.
- Minors - I understand that a parent or guardian must sign all minors' forms.
- Possible changes - I understand that the scheduled dive destinations are subject to weather and conditions, and Scuba World reserves the right to cancel dive trips or change destinations at any time. I further understand that some dive trips may be cancelled at any time due to lack of sufficient participation.
LIABILITY RELEASE FOR SUPERVISION OF CERTIFIED DIVERS
This is a release of your rights to sue Sunshine Coast Diving Centre Pty Ltd trading as Scuba World and its employees, agents and assigns for personal injuries or wrongful death that may occur during the forthcoming dive activity as a result of the inherent risks associated with scuba diving or as a result of negligence.
IT IS MY INTENTION BY THIS INSTRUMENT TO EXEMPT AND RELEASE SUNSHINE COAST DIVING CENTRE PTY LTD TRADING AS SCUBA WORLD AND ALL RELATED ENTITIES AS DEFINED ABOVE FROM ALL LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE,AND WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE.
I affirm that I am in good mental and physical fitness for diving. I am not under the influence of alcohol, nor am I under the influence of drugs which are contradictory to diving. If I am taking prescriptive medication (other than the contraceptive pill), I affirm that I have seen a diving physician and have approval to dive while under the influence of the medication/ drugs.
I am aware that I will be diving with a buddy, and it will be our responsibility to plan a dive allowing for our limitations and the prevailing water conditions. I will not hold the above listed businesses and individuals responsible for my failure to safely plan my dive.
I will inspect all of my equipment prior to the activity and will notify the above listed businesses and /or individuals if any of my equipment is not working properly. I will not hold the above listed businesses nor individuals responsible for my failure to inspect my equipment prior to diving.
I acknowledge that I am physically fit to scuba dive, and I will not hold the above listed businesses nor individuals responsible if I am injured while diving including but not limited to those as a result of heart, lung, ear, skeletal or circulatory problems or other illnesses.
I also understand that scuba diving is a physically strenuous activity and that I will be exerting myself during this diving excursion, and that if I am injured as a result of a heart attack, panic, hyperventilation, aspirating water etc, that I expressly assume the risk of said injuries and that I will not hold the above listed businesses nor individuals responsible for the same.
I also understand that on this open water diving trip, I will be at a remote site and that there will not be immediate medical care or hyperbaric care available to me, and I expressly assume the risk of diving in such a remote spot.
I understand that certain physical conditions are absolute contraindications to scuba diving. I affirm that I do not have any of the following conditions: Congestive heart condition, History of Seizures, active Asthma, Pregnancy, Insulin Dependent Diabetes, or history of ear problems. I am not extremely over weight or out of condition. My circulatory and respiratory systems are in good health and my body air spaces are normal. I will not hold Sunshine Coast Diving Centre Pty Ltd trading as Scuba World nor any individuals responsible for my failure to disclose these conditions.
I acknowledge that I am a certified diver trained in safe diving practices.
I am aware of the risks inherent in this sport and accept these risks.
I am aware of the dangers of breath holding while scuba diving, and will not hold Sunshine Coast Diving Centre Pty Ltd trading as Scuba World and related entities (such as employees, instructors, certified assistants, boat operators, or diver training agencies) responsible if I am injured doing so.
I understand that even though I follow all the appropriate dive practices, there is still some risk of my sustaining decompression sickness, embolism, or other baro-trauma, and I expressly assume the risk of such injuries.
I also expressly assume the risk and accept the responsible to plan my dive and dive my plan.
I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS INFORMATION AND RELEASE BY READING IT BEFORE I SIGNED IT ON THE BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS.
I Agree with the STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING and all items listed in the LIABILITY RELEASE FOR SUPERVISION OF CERTIFIED DIVERS.
Date: December 11, 2018