About Us

Comprehensive diver and offshore medical assessment

North West Diving Medical Services is your trusted destination for exceptional diving medical expertise and advice. Located within the North West Hyperbaric Unit, Dr Chris Wood, a Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist and General Practitioner is dedicated to ensuring your safety and well-being as you explore the wonders of the underwater world.

Dr Chris is listed on the UKDMC approved list of medical referees, specialising in providing recreational diving medical assessments. With his experience in Hyperbaric Medicine and General/Family Practice, he is well-equipped to address the specific health needs of divers and non-divers alike.

As a crucial member of the North West Hyperbaric Facility, Dr Chris offers round-the-clock emergency treatment for SCUBA divers, along with providing essential care to other patients within the NHS. His expertise in assessing and treating divers suffering from Decompression Sickness and barotrauma-related injuries ensures that you are in safe hands.

Currently, our range of services include 'Recreational Diving Medical assessment' for BSAC, PADI or other diving agencies. However, exciting new additions are on the horizon! Soon, we will be offering Commercial Diver Medical Assessments and other specialised medical services to cater to a wider array of diving and offshore needs.

Dr Wood's passion for diving spans over two decades, with over 1000 dives worldwide and more than 15 years as a seasoned diving instructor. His knowledge of the underwater realm and genuine enthusiasm for the sport bring a unique perspective to his medical practice. He is familiar with the training saystems of all the popular diving agencies holding qualifications with PADI, BSAC, TDI and IANTD. He is proud to hold the coveted BSAC First Class Diver award.

Dr Wood's love for diving extends beyond personal enjoyment. He actively contributes to the diving community by teaching for his local BSAC branch and running regional First Aid and diving medical courses. His dedication to educating and empowering divers ensures that safety and preparedness are at the forefront of every diving endeavour.

At North West Diving Medical Services, we prioritise your well-being above all else. Dr Wood's expertise, combined with his passion for diving medicine, ensures that your recreational diving experience is enriched with confidence and assurance. He will advise on any existing health conditions and undertake a thorough medical assessment to ensure that you are in a position to enjoy diving safely.

As we continue to expand our services, we are committed to delivering the highest standards of care and medical assessment for all divers. Explore the depths with peace of mind, knowing that North West Diving Medical Services is your reliable partner in diving health and safety.

Contact us today to schedule your Recreational Diving Medical assessment, or stay tuned for our upcoming medical offerings tailored to meet your diving needs. Dive safely and enjoyably with North West Diving Medical Services by your side.

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We are eager to assist you with any inquiries or to schedule your Recreational Diving Medical Assessment. Don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable team at North West Diving Medical Services.
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