Diving Medical Advisory Council
FormationNovember 11, 1975; 48 years ago (1975-11-11)[1]
Legal statusactive
PurposeImproving the medical support of professional diving
Dr Olav Sande Eftedal

The Diving Medical Advisory Council (DMAC) is an independent organisation of diving medical specialists, mostly from across Northern Europe which exists to provide expert advice about medical and some safety aspects of commercial diving. The advice is published in the form of guidance documents, which are made available for download.[2][3]

The committee has also issued position statements on the following subjects:[2]


The DMAC diving medical guidance publications are freely downloadable from the website, and include:[4][3]

(missing numbers have been withdrawn or superseded)


DMAC approves training courses in diving medicine which comply with the requirements of the joint committee of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM) and the European Diving Technology Committee (EDTC) "Training Standards for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine", which specifies: Level 1 - Medical assessment of divers (Medical Examiner of Divers), and Level 2D - Medical management of diving accidents and illnesses (Diving Medical Physician).[5][3]

Use of DMAC guidance documents

Canadian association of diving contractors members are required in terms of CSA Z275.2-15 Occupational Safety Code for Diving Operations Items 8 and 9, to comply with DMAC guidance documents for surface-supplied offshore gas and oil diving and deep diving, including mixed gas and saturation diving.[6]


  1. ^ Staff (October 2017). "A Brief History of DMAC". www.dmac-diving.org. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Staff. "Home page". www.dmac-diving.org. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Staff. "Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC)". imca-int.com. International Marine Contractors Association. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  4. ^ Staff. "DMAC Guidance". www.dmac-diving.org. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  5. ^ Staff. "Courses in Diving Medicine". www.dmac-diving.org. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  6. ^ Guidelines / Checklist for compliance to CSA Z275.2-15 Dive standard for commercial dive operators / Regulators / Clients. Canadian Association of Diving Contractors.