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PO Box 474
4 Calle Pedro Marquez
Culebra, PR 00775
787-742-0803

PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Participant Statement

Read the following paragraphs carefully.

This statement, which includes a Medical Questionnaire, a Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement (Statement of Risks and Liability), Non-Agency Disclosure and Acknowledgment and the Discover Scuba Diving Knowledge and Safety Review, informs you of some potential risks involved in scuba diving and of the conduct required of you during the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. If you are a minor, your parent or guardian must read this Guide and sign on the back panel.

You will also need to learn important safety rules regarding breathing and equalization while scuba diving from the PADI Professional. Scuba diving and the use of scuba equipment without proper supervision or instruction can result in serious injury or death. You must be instructed in its use under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor.

Non-Agency Disclosure and Acknowledgment Agreement

I understand and agree that PADI Members (“Members”), including Culebra Divers and/or any individual PADI Instructors and Divemasters associated with the program in which I am participating, are licensed to use various PADI Trademarks and to conduct PADI training, but are not agents, employees or franchisees of PADI Americas, Inc, or its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations (“PADI”). I further understand that Member business activities are independent, and are neither owned nor operated by PADI, and that while PADI establishes the standards for PADI diver training programs, it is not responsible for, nor does it have the right to control, the operation of the Members’ business activities and the day-to-dayconduct of PADI programs and supervision of divers by the Members or their associated staff. I further understand and agree on behalf of myself, my heirs and my estate that in the event of an injury or death during this activity, neither I nor my estate shall seek to hold PADI liable for the actions, inactions or negligence of Culebra Divers and/or the instructors and divemasters associated with the activity.

I Agree

Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement

I hereby affirm that I aware that skin and scuba diving have inherent risks which may result in serious injury or death.

I understand that diving with compressed air involves certain inherent risks; decompression sickness, embolism or other hyperbaric injuries can occur that require treatment in a recompression chamber. I further understand that this program may be conducted at a site that is remote, either by time or distance or both, from such a recompression chamber. I still choose to proceed with this program in spite of the absence of a recompression chamber or medical facility in proximity to the dive site.

The information I have provided about my medical history on the Medical Questionnaire is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I agree to accept responsibility for omissions regarding my failure to disclose any existing or past health conditions.

I understand and agree that neither the dive professionals conducting this program, nor the facility through which this program is offered, Culebra Divers nor PADI Americas, Inc., nor its affiliate or subsidiary corporations, nor any of their respective employees, officers, agents or assigns (hereinafter referred to as “Released Parties”) may be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death or other damages to me, my family, estate, heirs or assigns that may occur as a result of my participation in this program or as a result of the negligence of the Released Parties, whether passive or active.

In consideration of being allowed to participate in this program, I hereby personally assume all risks for any harm, injury or damage, whether foreseen or unforeseen, that may befall me while participating in this program, including but not limited to the knowledge development, confined water and/or open water activities.

I further release and hold harmless the Discover Scuba Diving program and the Released Parties from any claim or lawsuit by me, my family, estate, heirs or assigns, arising out of my participation in this program.

I further understand that skin diving and scuba diving are physically strenuous activities and that I will be exerting myself during this program and that if I am injured as a result of heart attack, panic, hyperventilation, etc., that I expressly assume the risk of said injuries and that I will not hold the Released Parties responsible for the same.

I further state that I am of lawful age and legally competent to sign this Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement, or that I have acquired the written consent of my parent or guardian.

I understand that the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital and that I have signed this Agreement of my own free act and with the knowledge that I hereby agree to waive my legal rights. I further agree that if any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be severed from this Agreement. The remainder of this Agreement will then be construed as though the unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.

I understand and agree that I am not only giving up my right to sue the Released Parties but also any rights my heirs, assigns or beneficiaries may have to sue the Released Parties resulting from my death. I further represent that I have the authority to do so and that my heirs, assigns and beneficiaries will be estopped from claiming otherwise because of my representations to the Released Parties.

I BY THIS INSTRUMENT DO EXEMPT AND RELEASE THE DIVE PROFESSIONALS CONDUCTING THIS PROGRAM, THE FACILITY THROUGH WHICH THE PROGRAM IS CONDUCTED, AND PADI AMERICAS, INC., AND ALL RELATED ENTITIES AND RELEASED PARTIES AS DEFINED ABOVE FROM ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH, HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, WHETHER PASSIVE OR ACTIVE.

I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT AND NON-AGENCY DISCLOSURE ACKNOWLEDGMENT AGREEMENT BY READING BOTH BEFORE SIGNING BELOW ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS AND AFFIRM THE MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS ACCURATE.

I Agree

Participant Statement:  I will answer all questions below honestly, and understand that I accept responsibility for any consequences resulting from any questions I may have answered inaccurately or for my failure to disclose any existing or past health conditions.

I Agree

Today's Date: October 26, 2021

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HEALTH DECLARATION DISCLOSURE - COVID 19

Read this statement prior to signing it. You must complete this additional medical questionnaire to enroll in a diver training program or to participate in any diving activity. If you are a minor, you must have this statement signed by your parent or guardian.

DIVER MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE

The purpose of this medical questionnaire is to ensure that you are medically fit to dive. Please answer the following questions with a YES or NO. A positive response means that there may be a preexisting condition that could affect your safety while diving. If any of these items apply to you, you should consult with a physician, preferably a specialist in diving medicine, prior to participating in diving activities.

ADDITIONAL DECLARATIONS / COVID-19

I WILL, if asked, wear a protective mask at all times while participating in the diving training / activities arranged by Culebra Divers Culebra Divers staff members, and will take all reasonable preventive steps that may be recommended by Culebra Divers staff members, or any relevant public authority.

I Agree

I WILL accept and observe all instructions by Culebra Divers staff members and intend to abide by all existing regulations required tohelp prevent the risk of transmission, including having my temperature taken prior to participating in any diving activities.

I Agree

I ACKNOWLEDGE and ACCEPT that this declaration will be consideredas my consent to Culebra Divers to retain this declaration and disclose it to any relevant authority or service provider for the purposes of ensuring the safety of any third parties that may come in contact with me prior to, during, and after any diving activity.

I Agree

PLEASE NOTE

COVID-19 shares many of the same symptoms as other serious viral pneumonias that require a period of convalescence before returning to full activities – a process that can take weeks or months depending on symptom severity (1).

MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS (2, 3):

Divers who have tested positive for COVID-19 but have remained completely asymptomatic, should wait ONE month before resuming diving.
Divers who have had symptomatic COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted by a medical professional.
Divers who have been hospitalized with or because of pulmonary symptoms in relation to COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted by a medical professional, with complete pulmonary function testing and an exercise test with peripheral oxygen saturation measurement as well as a high resolution CT scan of the lungs.
Divers who have been hospitalized with or because of cardiac problems in relation to COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted by a medical professional that includes a cardiac evaluation, including echocardiography and an exercisetest (exerciseelectrocardiography).

REFERENCES

(1)  Return to Diving Post COVID-19 - Issued by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) in the USA

(2)  Diving after COVID-19 pulmonary infection - Position statement of the Belgian Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (SBMHS-BVOOG)

(3)  Recreational and professional diving after the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak - Position statement of EUBS & ECHM

Today's Date: October 26, 2021

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First Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*

Phone*
First Participant's Date of Birth*
First Participant's Information

1st Day of Tour (Waiver is valid for 1 yr)
Do you know how to swim comfortably in the water without assistance?*
No
Yes
Have you successfully snorkeled in the ocean?*
No
Yes
Do you understand that being able to comfortably swim is a requirement to participate in the Discover experience and previous snorkeling experience is recommended?*
No
Yes
I have successfully completed a previous Discover (Resort course) dive*
No
Yes

Diver Medical ' Participant Questionnaire

Recreational scuba diving and freediving requires good physical and mental health. There are a few medical conditions which can be hazardous while diving, listed below. Those who have, or are predisposed to, any of these conditions, should be evaluated by a physician. This Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire provides a basis to determine if you should seek out that evaluation. If you have any concerns about your diving fitness not represented on this form, consult with your physician before diving. If you are feeling ill, avoid diving. If you think you may have a contagious disease, protect yourself and others by not participating in dive training and/or dive activities. References to "diving" on this form encompass both recreational scuba diving and freediving. This form is principally designed as an initial medical screen for new divers, but is also appropriate for divers taking continuing education. For your safety, and that of others who may dive with you, answer all questions honestly.

Directions

READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY.  The questions themselves tell you where to go for each step based on your answers.  Complete this questionnaire as a prerequisite to a recreational scuba diving or freediving course.
Note to women: If you are pregnant, or attempting to become pregnant, do not dive. 

1. I have had problems with my lungs/breathing, heart, blood, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19. (If Yes, Go to Section A)*
No
Yes
2. I am over 45 years of age. (If Yes, Go to Section B)*
No
Yes
3. I struggle to perform moderate exercise (for example, walk 1.6 kilometer/one mile in 14 minutes or swim 200 meters/yards without resting), OR I have been unable to participate in a normal physical activity due to fitness or health reasons within the past 12 months.*
No
Yes
4. I have had problems with my eyes, ears, or nasal passages/sinuses. (If Yes, Go to Section C)*
No
Yes
5. I have had surgery within the last 12 months, OR I have ongoing problems related to past surgery.*
No
Yes
6. I have lost consciousness, had migraine headaches, seizures, stroke, significant head injury, or suffer from persistent neurologic injury or disease. (If Yes, Go to Section D)*
No
Yes
7. I am currently undergoing treatment (or have required treatment within the last five years) for psychological problems, personality disorder, panic attacks, or an addiction to drugs or alcohol; or, I have been diagnosed with a learning disability. (If Yes, Go to Section E)*
No
Yes
8. I have had back problems, hernia, ulcers, or diabetes. (If Yes, Go to Section F)*
No
Yes
9. I have had stomach or intestine problems, including recent diarrhea. (If Yes, Go to Section G)*
No
Yes
10. I am taking prescription medications (with the exception of birth control or anti-malarial drugs other than mefloquine/Lariam).*
No
Yes

Participant Signature

If you answered NO to all 10 questions above, a medical evaluation is not required. Please read skip to the end of page 2 and agree to the participant statement below by signing and dating.

* If you answered YES to questions 3, 5 or 10 above OR to any of the questions on page 2, please read and agree to the statement above by signing and dating it AND take all three pages of this form (Participant Questionnaire and the Physician's Evaluation Form) to your physician for a medical evaluation. Participation in a diving course requires your physician's approval. 

Participant Statement: I have answered all questions honestly, and understand that I accept responsibility for any consequences resulting from any questions I may have answered inaccurately or for my failure to disclose any existing or past health conditions. 

PAGE 2

Section A - I have/have had: 

Chest surgery, heart surgery, heart valve surgery, stent placement, or a pneumothorax (collapsed lung).*
No
Yes
Asthma, wheezing, severe allergies, hay fever or congested airways within the last 12 months that limits my physical activity/exercise.*
No
Yes
A problem or illness involving my heart such as: angina, chest pain on exertion, heart failure, immersion pulmonary edema, heart attack or stroke, OR am taking medication for any heart condition.*
No
Yes
Recurrent bronchitis and currently coughing within the past 12 months, OR have been diagnosed with emphysema.*
No
Yes
A diagnosis of COVID-19.*
No
Yes

Section B - I am over 45 years of age AND: 

I currently smoke or inhale nicotine by other means.*
No
Yes
I have a high cholesterol level.*
No
Yes
I have high blood pressure.*
No
Yes
I have had a close blood relative die suddenly or of cardiac disease or stroke before the age of 50, OR have a family history of heart disease before age 50 (including abnormal heart rhythms, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathy).*
No
Yes

Section C - I have/have had: 

Sinus surgery within the last 6 months.*
No
Yes
Ear disease or ear surgery, hearing loss, or problems with balance.*
No
Yes
Recurrent sinusitis within the past 12 months.*
No
Yes
Eye surgery within the past 3 months.*
No
Yes

Section D - I have/have had: 

Head injury with loss of consciousness within the past 5 years.*
No
Yes
Persistent neurologic injury or disease.*
No
Yes
Recurring migraine headaches within the past 12 months, or take medications to prevent them.*
No
Yes
Blackouts or fainting (full/partial loss of consciousness) within the last 5 years.*
No
Yes
Epilepsy, seizures, or convulsions, OR take medications to prevent them.*
No
Yes

Section E - I have/have had: 

Behavioral health, mental or psychological problems requiring medical/psychiatric treatment.*
No
Yes
Major depression, suicidal ideation, panic attacks, uncontrolled bipolar disorder requiring medication/psychiatric treatment.*
No
Yes
Been diagnosed with a mental health condition or a learning/developmental disorder that requires ongoing care.*
No
Yes
An addiction to drugs or alcohol requiring treatment within the last 5 years.*
No
Yes

Section F - I have/have had: 

Recurrent back problems in the last 6 months that limit my everyday activity.*
No
Yes
Back or spinal surgery within the last 12 months.*
No
Yes
Diabetes, drug- or diet-controlled, OR gestational diabetes within the last 12 months.*
No
Yes
An uncorrected hernia that limits my physical abilities.*
No
Yes
Active or untreated ulcers, problem wounds, or ulcer surgery within the last 6 months.*
No
Yes

Section G - I have had: 

Ostomy surgery and do not have medical clearance to swim or engage in physical activity.*
No
Yes
Dehydration requiring medical intervention within the last 7 days.*
No
Yes
Active or untreated stomach or intestinal ulcers or ulcer surgery within the last 6 months.*
No
Yes
Frequent heartburn, regurgitation, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).*
No
Yes
Active or uncontrolled ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.*
No
Yes
Bariatric surgery within the last 12 months.*
No
Yes
First Participant's Signature*
Participant's Address
Address Line 1:*
Street address, P.O. box, company name, c/o
Address Line 2:
Apartment, suite, unit, building, floor, etc.
Country:*
City:*
State/Province:*
Zip/Postal:*
Parent or Guardian's Email Address

Email*

Confirm Email*
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Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact's Name*

Emergency Contact's Phone Number*
Parent(s) or court-appointed legal guardian(s) must sign for any participating minor (those under 18 years of age) and agree that they and the minor are subject to all the terms of this document, as set forth above.
Parent or Guardian's Name

First Name*

Last Name*

Relationship*

Phone*
Parent or Guardian's Date of Birth*
Parent or Guardian's Information

1st Day of Tour (Waiver is valid for 1 yr)
Do you know how to swim comfortably in the water without assistance?*
No
Yes
Have you successfully snorkeled in the ocean?*
No
Yes
Do you understand that being able to comfortably swim is a requirement to participate in the Discover experience and previous snorkeling experience is recommended?*
No
Yes
I have successfully completed a previous Discover (Resort course) dive*
No
Yes

Diver Medical ' Participant Questionnaire

Recreational scuba diving and freediving requires good physical and mental health. There are a few medical conditions which can be hazardous while diving, listed below. Those who have, or are predisposed to, any of these conditions, should be evaluated by a physician. This Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire provides a basis to determine if you should seek out that evaluation. If you have any concerns about your diving fitness not represented on this form, consult with your physician before diving. If you are feeling ill, avoid diving. If you think you may have a contagious disease, protect yourself and others by not participating in dive training and/or dive activities. References to "diving" on this form encompass both recreational scuba diving and freediving. This form is principally designed as an initial medical screen for new divers, but is also appropriate for divers taking continuing education. For your safety, and that of others who may dive with you, answer all questions honestly.

Directions

READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY.  The questions themselves tell you where to go for each step based on your answers.  Complete this questionnaire as a prerequisite to a recreational scuba diving or freediving course.
Note to women: If you are pregnant, or attempting to become pregnant, do not dive. 

1. I have had problems with my lungs/breathing, heart, blood, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19. (If Yes, Go to Section A)*
No
Yes
2. I am over 45 years of age. (If Yes, Go to Section B)*
No
Yes
3. I struggle to perform moderate exercise (for example, walk 1.6 kilometer/one mile in 14 minutes or swim 200 meters/yards without resting), OR I have been unable to participate in a normal physical activity due to fitness or health reasons within the past 12 months.*
No
Yes
4. I have had problems with my eyes, ears, or nasal passages/sinuses. (If Yes, Go to Section C)*
No
Yes
5. I have had surgery within the last 12 months, OR I have ongoing problems related to past surgery.*
No
Yes
6. I have lost consciousness, had migraine headaches, seizures, stroke, significant head injury, or suffer from persistent neurologic injury or disease. (If Yes, Go to Section D)*
No
Yes
7. I am currently undergoing treatment (or have required treatment within the last five years) for psychological problems, personality disorder, panic attacks, or an addiction to drugs or alcohol; or, I have been diagnosed with a learning disability. (If Yes, Go to Section E)*
No
Yes
8. I have had back problems, hernia, ulcers, or diabetes. (If Yes, Go to Section F)*
No
Yes
9. I have had stomach or intestine problems, including recent diarrhea. (If Yes, Go to Section G)*
No
Yes
10. I am taking prescription medications (with the exception of birth control or anti-malarial drugs other than mefloquine/Lariam).*
No
Yes

Participant Signature

If you answered NO to all 10 questions above, a medical evaluation is not required. Please read skip to the end of page 2 and agree to the participant statement below by signing and dating.

* If you answered YES to questions 3, 5 or 10 above OR to any of the questions on page 2, please read and agree to the statement above by signing and dating it AND take all three pages of this form (Participant Questionnaire and the Physician's Evaluation Form) to your physician for a medical evaluation. Participation in a diving course requires your physician's approval. 

Participant Statement: I have answered all questions honestly, and understand that I accept responsibility for any consequences resulting from any questions I may have answered inaccurately or for my failure to disclose any existing or past health conditions. 

PAGE 2

Section A - I have/have had: 

Chest surgery, heart surgery, heart valve surgery, stent placement, or a pneumothorax (collapsed lung).*
No
Yes
Asthma, wheezing, severe allergies, hay fever or congested airways within the last 12 months that limits my physical activity/exercise.*
No
Yes
A problem or illness involving my heart such as: angina, chest pain on exertion, heart failure, immersion pulmonary edema, heart attack or stroke, OR am taking medication for any heart condition.*
No
Yes
Recurrent bronchitis and currently coughing within the past 12 months, OR have been diagnosed with emphysema.*
No
Yes
A diagnosis of COVID-19.*
No
Yes

Section B - I am over 45 years of age AND: 

I currently smoke or inhale nicotine by other means.*
No
Yes
I have a high cholesterol level.*
No
Yes
I have high blood pressure.*
No
Yes
I have had a close blood relative die suddenly or of cardiac disease or stroke before the age of 50, OR have a family history of heart disease before age 50 (including abnormal heart rhythms, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathy).*
No
Yes

Section C - I have/have had: 

Sinus surgery within the last 6 months.*
No
Yes
Ear disease or ear surgery, hearing loss, or problems with balance.*
No
Yes
Recurrent sinusitis within the past 12 months.*
No
Yes
Eye surgery within the past 3 months.*
No
Yes

Section D - I have/have had: 

Head injury with loss of consciousness within the past 5 years.*
No
Yes
Persistent neurologic injury or disease.*
No
Yes
Recurring migraine headaches within the past 12 months, or take medications to prevent them.*
No
Yes
Blackouts or fainting (full/partial loss of consciousness) within the last 5 years.*
No
Yes
Epilepsy, seizures, or convulsions, OR take medications to prevent them.*
No
Yes

Section E - I have/have had: 

Behavioral health, mental or psychological problems requiring medical/psychiatric treatment.*
No
Yes
Major depression, suicidal ideation, panic attacks, uncontrolled bipolar disorder requiring medication/psychiatric treatment.*
No
Yes
Been diagnosed with a mental health condition or a learning/developmental disorder that requires ongoing care.*
No
Yes
An addiction to drugs or alcohol requiring treatment within the last 5 years.*
No
Yes

Section F - I have/have had: 

Recurrent back problems in the last 6 months that limit my everyday activity.*
No
Yes
Back or spinal surgery within the last 12 months.*
No
Yes
Diabetes, drug- or diet-controlled, OR gestational diabetes within the last 12 months.*
No
Yes
An uncorrected hernia that limits my physical abilities.*
No
Yes
Active or untreated ulcers, problem wounds, or ulcer surgery within the last 6 months.*
No
Yes

Section G - I have had: 

Ostomy surgery and do not have medical clearance to swim or engage in physical activity.*
No
Yes
Dehydration requiring medical intervention within the last 7 days.*
No
Yes
Active or untreated stomach or intestinal ulcers or ulcer surgery within the last 6 months.*
No
Yes
Frequent heartburn, regurgitation, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).*
No
Yes
Active or uncontrolled ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.*
No
Yes
Bariatric surgery within the last 12 months.*
No
Yes
Parent or Guardian's Signature*
Electronic Signature Consent*
By checking here, you are consenting to the use of your electronic signature in lieu of an original signature on paper. You have the right to request that you sign a paper copy instead. By checking here, you are waiving that right. After consent, you may, upon written request to us, obtain a paper copy of an electronic record. No fee will be charged for such copy and no special hardware or software is required to view it. Your agreement to use an electronic signature with us for any documents will continue until such time as you notify us in writing that you no longer wish to use an electronic signature. There is no penalty for withdrawing your consent. You should always make sure that we have a current email address in order to contact you regarding any changes, if necessary.


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