Incident Reporting

The following forms can be used for Accidents and Near Misses:


An Accident is where there is personal injury or damage to any property not owned by the club or club members. If there has been an accident in your club you must compete this form and return it by email to or by post to 78A Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin within 10 days of the accident. Failure to report an accident may result in insurance claims being denied.

 Download Incident Report Form CFT 305a – Accident Report Form v4.1


Near Miss

Near misses are incidents where personal injury, medical treatment or damage to property did not occur but were narrowly avoided. Please use online form below.

Near Miss Report Form

Incident Reporting

The sport of Scuba Diving involves immersion in an environment that traditionally does not support human life. We are also using bigger and faster boats and exploring parts of our coastline where few venture.

The risks in our sport are inherent and we must strive to make the standards safer for all. Incident reports have been recorded by CFT for many years and the lessons learnt from these incidents and near misses are important to CFT and of course to each and every member. It allows us to spot new risks in diving and boating and feed this information back into our courses, and “Rules and Recommendations”. Our objectives with incident reporting are:
Learning from our mistakes

Sharing information

Identifying training needs

Identifying areas where equipment is likely to fail

With the publication of annual incident reports, members will have a greater awareness of these issues. It is the responsibility of each club’s Diving Officer to report an accident or a near miss in a timely manner.

Accidents and Near Misses do happen and very few divers can put their hand up and say they never had one.

You can email or post incident reports to

Incidents Officer
78A Patrick Street
Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin