Things you must read, understand and agree if you are to become a DOUTS member and dive with us:

You should seek legal advice if you do not understand this.

By signing up as a member, you also agree that you have read, understand and agree to adhere to the DOUTS Code of Conduct


DOUTS is a non-profit scuba diving club managed by volunteers who, even if they do hold relevant professional qualifications, do not consider themselves to be acting in a professional capacity.  All advice given and actions taken are done in good faith but the committee and agents of the club (including but not limited to the committee, dive organisers, gear keepers, and boat captains) take no responsibility for their advice, actions or omissions, negligent or otherwise.  You cannot assume any agent of the club to hold any qualification other than Open Water Scuba Diving Certification and, in addition, an MSB boat licence if they are a boat captain.

Your presence at any club diving activity is not in any way an endorsement of your diving skills and/or qualifications.  You are wholly responsible for your own safety when diving with the club and are expected to use your own training and experience to determine whether you can safely participate in any club activity. 

Any fees levied by the club are purely there to recover running costs.  No member of the club is financially rewarded for their services.  Should you decide that you cannot safely participate on any given activity, you will incur no charge for that activity.  It is your responsibility to ensure that any equipment you use, whether you own it or not, is in working order and that it will allow you to safely participate in any club activity.

Members of the Club shall not be liable to any extent whatsoever to other Members of the Club who suffer injury or damages as a result of the intentional or negligent acts or omissions of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, or other committee members for the time being of the Club or of its Members or any or all of them.


I hereby affirm that I am a certified diver and that I thoroughly understand the hazards of scuba diving including those hazards occurring during boat travel to and from the dive site. I understand that these hazards include, but are not limited to, air expansion injuries, drowning, DCS, slipping or falling while on board, being cut or struck by a boat while in the water, injuries occurring while getting on or off a boat and other perils of the sea. By signing this release, I certify that I am fully aware of and expressly assume these and all other risks involved when participating in diving activities with DOUTS.