I was wondering if i might get some clarity on a subject.
My father in law is an ex navy clearence diver. He was discharged from the navy in his 20s after an epileptic fit onboard his ship.
He has always wanted to dive again an now in his late 50s wants to look into it a little more.
My question that i would like answered is this. Is there anything stopping a person from diving with no certification??
I ask this as i have read you need to be fit free for 5 years to dive and on NO medication. My father in law has been fit free for 5+ years but has several pills to keep it all in check.
Whats the penalties for diving without a certification??
I would like to say before this question is answered that i fully understand the risks involved in diving without a certification and would not encourage anyone to do it. I am curious though at the options available for those told they cant dive because they have epilepsy.