Medical committee

There many potential IAHD divers that have a very specific medical condition. Often, their own doctor has insufficient knowledge to assess these potential IAHD divers correctly. As a result the examining medical professional may not have sufficient specialized (diving)knowledge to certify the potential IAHD diver.

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

Menno Gaastra
  • Diving Medical Doctor;
  • Doctor of Medicine DAN Europe.

Dr. Peter Germonpré, MD

Peter Germonpré
  • Doctor of Medicine DAN Europe.

Dr. med. Roswitha Prohaska

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.

Dr. med. Wilhelm Welslau

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.

Dr. Constantino Balestra, Ph.D

Constantino Balestra
  • Science Director DAN Benelux.

Karina Neme, B.SLP

Karina Neme
  • Licentiate Degree in Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), Buenos Aires University;
  • Founder and Director of Empátikos Interdisciplinary Team (Health Team and Interdisciplinary Center);
  • Certified in Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised – ADI-R;
  • Certified in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – ADOS-G;
  • Specialized in the treatment of children and young people with development disorders, communication, language, socialization and adaptive behavior;
  • Certified in Picture Exchange Communication System – PECS for intervention in Communication Disorders;
  • Certified in the LEGO Based Therapy™ Methodology (Advance) for intervention in Social Skills;
  • Student of a Master in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and various Postgraduate courses in relation to the subject as Cognitive-Behavioral and Relational Approaches, among others;
  • Former Professor at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) from 1998 to 2018 teaching subjects on Autism at the Faculty of Medicine;
  • Coordinator of the University Volunteering on awareness of Autism and Early Detection Programs in vulnerable schools and neighborhoods;
  • Adviser in different medical and educational institutions, provides training sustained by their training, travel and clinical experience of over 20 years;
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver;
  • IAHD Surface Support Specialist.

With over 25 years' experience in recreational diving you've come to the right place for the complete diving experience.

Anyone can learn scuba diving with us. Young or old, able-bodied or with physical or mental disabilities, you are welcome.

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