Diver’s / compressed-air user’s examination

If you’re a professional diver, you’ll be familiar with the required annual medical examination. You can come to us for both the initial and the follow-up examinations. KLM Health Services also offers examinations if you work with compressed air.

When is a diver’s / compressed-air user’s examination necessary?

Working with compressed air entails health risks, so professional divers must undergo an annual medical examination to ensure that they do not suffer from any conditions that could be dangerous while diving or soon thereafter. KLM Health Services can ascertain if you have any such conditions based on the diver’s examination.

What does the diver’s / compressed-air user’s examination involve?

The examination starts with a detailed analysis of your medical history. We then conduct a number of examinations, testing your blood and urine, and measuring your height, weight, body fat percentage, BMI and blood pressure. We also check your hearing and eyesight, and conduct a resting ECG, lung function test and maximum exertion test. If necessary in the course of the initial diver’s examination, we will examine your lungs based on an X-ray.

We perform different medical examinations:

  • Initial diver’s examination
  • Periodic diver’s examination
  • Compressed-air user’s examination

More information

We’d be happy to help you if you have any questions about the examination. Don’t hesitate to call us at +31 (0)20 649 43 34 or send us an email. You can submit your details using this form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.


You’ll find us in The Hague or at Schiphol-East near Amsterdam.