Free Diving Travel Insurance
If you plan to be Free Diving whilst abroad, you should ensure you have a Travel Insurance policy before leaving your home. Some people consider Free Diving to be any Swimming or Diving that doesn't involve equipment. To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us at 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757
If you plan to be Free Diving whilst abroad, you should ensure you have a Travel Insurance policy before leaving your home.
Some people consider Free Diving to be any Swimming or Diving that doesn't involve equipment.
To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us at 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Summary of Cover
- Free Diving
- Common Injuries
- Free Diving Equipment
- Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
- Useful Websites
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Emergency Medical and Repatriation*||£5,000,000||£5,000,000||£5,000,000|
|Search and Rescue*||£25,000||£50,000||£50,000|
|Cancellation or Curtailment*||-||£3,000||£7,500|
|Loss of Passport*||-||£300||£500|
|Missed Departure / Connection||-||£500||£500|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the Policy Wording for the complete list of Benefits.
Healix Insurance Services Ltd, on behalf of Hamilton Insurance DAC, arranges this Travel Insurance policy for Jade Stanley Ltd. Healix Insurance Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 5484190 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 437248. Hamilton Insurance DAC is registered in Ireland No. 484148, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in connection with their UK branch. Jade Stanley Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 03570857 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 306205.
One particular form of Free Diving: participants try to reach large depths, stay underwater for long times or cover great distances on a single lungful of air.
In certain cultures, Free Diving was and still is a means of gathering food from the bottom of the sea, collecting pearls, or looking for treasures in a sunken ship.
Even in Ancient Greece, Free Diving was described as a commercial activity, and sponges were mentioned as bathing aids by both Homer and Plato.
Two thousand years ago in Japan, Free Divers were already collecting valuable pearls.
Competitive Free Diving is a modern sport that consists of various disciplines.
There are numerous categories, ranging from free immersion apnea to no-limits apnea to dynamic apnea with and without fins.
This adventure sport is regulated by two governing bodies: CMAS and AIDA, each with its own rules regarding record attempts.
They want to enjoy diving as a leisurely activity, not restricted by rules or equipment.
Free Diving has many advantages: no equipment is needed, making it a cheap sport; Divers are much faster and much more flexible; no preparation is required, and there are no obstructing air bubbles or distracting sounds.
Cave Diving may also be done as a free dive (although it generally happens with Scuba Diving gear).
Free Diving can be done by pretty much anyone who can swim, but more experienced divers will be more successful.
Specific breath-holding techniques can be acquired and used through practice, which can significantly prolong the dive.
There is one obvious risk involved with Free Diving, especially during deep dives: the risk of running out of oxygen before reaching the surface again.
Other well-documented risks include shallow water blackouts, a physical condition that causes divers to faint underwater, which without oxygen tanks is often lethal, and hyperventilation, which makes divers think and feel like they have more oxygen in their bodies than they do.
Free Diving accidents are almost always related to suffocation. Therefore, if you need First Aid or need to be transported to a hospital, you must have the proper Travel Insurance.
Free Diving Equipment
The beauty and freedom of Free Diving lie in the fact that no expensive equipment is needed.
However, some people like to use fins to increase their area of movement underwater; most people prefer goggles to improve visibility.
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
If you have pre-existing medical conditions and plan to participate in Free Diving, we can provide you with a policy.
Our provider (Adventures) can offer travel insurance, including Free Diving if you have a pre-existing medical condition.