Terms and Conditions
Health and Medical
The following are the terms and conditions for the PADI Courses. Anyone over the age of 15
and in good health can apply for this course. (Children over the age of 10 may apply for the
Junior Open Water Scuba Diver License) Diving requires an acceptable level of health in certain
areas. For example: heart problems, flu, sinus congestion, epilepsy, asthma, obesity,
alcoholism, if you are taking any prescription medications, or if you have any other serious
health problems. In addition, for those who could be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant,
please refrain from diving. Please consult with your doctor and instructor before you decide to
dive with us. Should any of the medical conditions listed on the PADI Medical Statements apply
to you, please consult your doctor and have your PADI Medical Record and Certificate signed. If
you are unable to do so, you will not be able to participate.
You are required to sign the following documents:
● PADI Safe Diving Standards
● Guideline Understanding Statements
● PADI Negligence Agreements
● PADI Medical Record and Certificate
When applying for a specific course you will be required to fill in an application form. Anyone
under age 18 will need a parent's signature on the application form.
PADI Medical Record and Certificate form / pdf
When taking a beginner course, please do not bring your own equipment and please use East
Dive’s rental equipment exclusively. The reason for this is East Dive cannot ensure the safety of
equipment other than our own.
Regarding wetsuit rental: We do not have rental gear for people larger than 190cm in height,
110kg in weight and 30cm foot size.
Those wearing prescription glasses stronger than -0.5 are recommended to purchase
prescription lenses for their mask. We have lenses available varying in strength from 1.0 to 8.0
in increments of 0.5. Please come to the dive shop prior to diving in order to select lenses for
your mask. You can expect to receive the mask in 4 to 5 days.
All diving schedules are organised by East Dive. Participants can request specific days for
East Dive can not refund the diving charge in the following situations:
● If the participant is not in good health
● If the participant does not arrive on time for the departure and does not contact East
● If the paperwork is incomplete
● If sufficient knowledge and skill in diving has not been demonstrated
● If a traffic accident or weather conditions prevent access to the dive site
All diving courses must be completed within 6 months. There will be an additional charge of
¥20,000 per day for courses which have been started more than six months prior. We
recommend that participants keep their training days as close together as possible to ensure
knowledge and skill retention.
If during a course conditions are unsuitable for diving or if conditions worsen between dives and
a course in unable to be competed, students have two options for continuing their training:
1. A free rescheduled course with East Dive
2. A PADI transfer form to continue the course with another PADI dive shop
If conditions worsen between dives during a fun dive tour, the cost of the cancelled dive will be
refunded. If conditions call for cancelling all dives, the entire trip will be refunded.
In some cases the location of the dive site may be changed, based on the conditions. In the
case of a typhoon, participants will be contacted the day before the booking and the reschedule
will be free of charge.
East Dive accepts payments of cash or credit card at the dive shop. Payments via bank transfer
or online credit card are also accepted. (Online payments will incur a 5% processing fee. This
charge cannot be refunded.) Payments must be made by the date specified on the invoice.
Participants will receive their invoice by email after booking. If the payment is not received by
the specified date, the booking will be automatically cancelled. The reservation is not complete
until payment has been received. Payments can not be accepted on the day of the dive.
If a cancellation is made, a fee will be charged depending on the number of days prior to the
● Cancellations between 30 and 7 days prior will incur a cancellation fee of 20%.
● Cancellations between 7 days and 24 hours prior will incur a cancellation fee of 50%.
● Cancellations within 24 hours of the dive will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Refunds cannot be made for PADI manuals or digital materials.
Please contact East Dive by email or telephone in the event you wish to reschedule.
All pool and open water diving requires a two person minimum. If a booking is made by a single
participant, it may be possible in the schedule to pair you with another diver.