One of the basic IAHD goals is that everybody should be able to dive underwater using scuba equipment. From a technical perspective, the IAHD Instructor has been well trained in order to train and supervise divers. From a dive medical perspective, a qualified medical professional has examined and certified the diver for diving activities.

However, since there are an extensive range of extremely specialized medical conditions that a potential IAHD diver may suffer from, the examining medical professional may not have sufficient specialized knowledge to certify every individual. As a result, these potential IAHD divers often find it difficult to get certified. In order to prevent this, a team of medical (diving) specialists, devote time and knowledge to the IAHD. If there is any concern regarding a medical certification or rejection, IAHD can contact this team of medical (diving) specialists to get a second opinion.

 

Dr. Menno Gaastra, MD
• Diving Medical Doctor;
• Doctor of Medicine DAN Europe.
Menno Gaastra
Dr. Peter Germonpré, MD
• Doctor of Medicine DAN Europe.
 Peter Germonpré
Dr. Constantino Balestra, Ph.D
• Science Director DAN Benelux.
 Constantino Balestra
Dr. med. Roswitha Prohaska
• General Practitioner;
• Emergency physician, Palliative care;
• Qualified Doctor Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (ÖGTH) (Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Consultant);
• Qualified Doctor Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (GTÜM e.V.);
• Chairman of Austrian Association for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (ÖGTH);
• DAN Instructor;
• PADI Instructor;
• IAHD Instructor.
Roswitha Prohaska
Dr. med. Wilhelm Welslau
• Specialist occupational medicine;
• Emergency physician, Sports medicine;
• Trained Diving Physician (German Bundeswehr);
• Diving physiology and diving medicine (French Marine Nationale);
• Qualified Doctor Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (GTÜM e.V.);
• Qualified Doctor Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (ÖGTH) (Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Consultant);
• Board member of the German Association for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (GTÜM e.V.);
• DAN Instructor Trainer;
• 3-star CMAS Instructor;
• IAHD Instructor.
Wilhelm Welslau