SDBA Medicals Ltd
40 Royal Avenue
Worcester Park


telephone: +44 (0) 7802 895853

Dr Mark Downs

Medical Experience

Mark attended the Westminster Hospital Medical School from 1978 to 1983, qualifying as a doctor in 1983. Following training posts in General & Urological Surgery, General Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Accident & Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics he entered General Practice in 1988. He retired from General Practice in 2016. He worked as a Diving & Hyperbaric Physician at the London Diving Chamber from 2013 to 2019, when it closed.
Mark is a UK HSE Approved Medical Examiner of Divers and an Oil & Gas UK approved doctor.
Mark is a UKDMC medical referee.

Medical Teaching Experience

Mark has extensive experience in teaching both postgraduate doctors and undergraduate medical students. He was a GP Vocational Trainer in North West Thames and a Teaching Fellow at Imperial College, Department of General Practice.

Recreational Diving Qualifications

Mark learnt to recreational scuba dive in 2001, quickly becoming addicted to the underwater life.
He has the following diving qualifications:

  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Advance Open Water
  • PADI Dry Suit
  • PADI Nitrox Diver
  • PADI Peak Performance Diver
  • PADI Underwater Photographer
  • PADI Project Aware
  • PADI Ice Diver
  • PADI Drift Diver
  • PADI Wreck Diver
  • PADI DPV Diver
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Deep Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • DAN Oxygen Provider
  • DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider