Umdoni Diving & Travel Clinic
The DIVING CLINIC:
Dr Gary Morris has a BSc Honours in Diving Medicine from the University of Stellenbosch.
This is an internationally recognised degree, which qualifies him to:
– Assess fitness to dive for all types of diving.
– Give medical support to diving operations, both commercial and recreational.
– Carry out the annual certification examinations on all classes of divers as required internationally.
These medicals are done in accordance with the standards of the International Maritime Contractors Association (IMCA) and are recognised all over the world. He is also registered as a Diving Medical Officer with the Department of Labour, South Africa.
In addition, Dr Morris is a member of the Southern African Underwater & Hyperbaric Medical Association (SAUHMA), and is one of the on-call doctors for the hotline of the Divers Alert Network Southern Africa (DANSA).
The TRAVEL CLINIC offers: Travel Advice and Vaccinations including the Yellow Fever Vaccination.
The Clinic is licensed by the Department of Health to purchase and administer Yellow Fever Vaccine, which is required for travel to many tropical and subtropical countries in Africa and South America (see map), where yellow fever is a risk. It is also a requirement for travel to Saudi Arabia, on Haj and Umrah. A Certificate course in Travel medicine is a requirement to obtain a yellow fever licence, and Dr Morris obtained the certificate through the University of Witwatersrand in 2017.
Travel Clinic services include:
Advice on medical aspects of travel, including minimizing risks of infections, deep vein thrombosis, traveller’s diarrhoea, malaria, infectious diseases, common travelling illnesses
Fitness to travel, medicines to travel with, vaccinations required
Yellow fever vaccine is kept in stock, and other vaccines can be obtained within 24-48 hours as required.
Vaccines requested for Haj, Umrah and various visas are also given.
Dr Morris is a member of SASTM (South African Society of Travel Medicine) and receives regular e-mail updates on travel related health issues.