Scuba Diving (up to 30 metres) Travel Insurance
Scuba Diving is distinguished from other types of Diving and Swimming because the Diver carries a variable mix of oxygen and air, as opposed to simply holding their breath. Scuba Divers can cover much greater distances underwater and reach greater depths. The very tank that is used by Scuba Divers gives the sport its name, Scuba is short for self-contained underwater…
Scuba Diving is distinguished from other types of Diving and Swimming because the Diver carries a variable mix of oxygen and air, as opposed to simply holding their breath. Scuba Divers can cover much greater distances underwater and reach greater depths. The very tank that is used by Scuba Divers gives the sport its name, Scuba is short for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. People who want to dive deeper than 18 metres must be PADI qualified. Most recreational dives are up to 30 metres deep, meaning that all participants need to have a PADI certificate.
We can provide cover for those who wish to do Night Scuba Diving as well.
Please visit our website ADVENTURES for a policy and select Scuba Diving (including Night Diving) down to 30m.
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We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||£1,000||£3,000||£7,500|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Scuba Diving Grades
Scuba Diving is covered to the confirmed depths per Grade provided you are diving under the direction of an accredited dive Marshall, Instructor or Guide. If you are suitably qualified, and are not diving alone, cover is provided within the guidelines of the relevant diving or training agency or organisation as confirmed below:
- PADI Open Water - 18 metres
- PADI Advanced Open Water - 30 metres
- BSAC Ocean Diver - 20 metres
- BSAC Sports Diver - 35 metres
- BSAC Dive Leader - 50 metres
Common Injuries whilst Scuba Diving
Most importantly for divers going to this depth of water, 30 metres is the depth at which symptoms of nitrogen narcosis can occur. This is a condition that temporarily alters the consciousness, affecting the senses and movements of a Diver and causing them to experience numbness. It can also lead to hallucinations.
- Damaged sinuses and ruptured ear drums can be caused by the change in air pressure
- Disability or even death, in extreme cases, can be the results of decompression sickness
- Oxygen toxicity can cause the diver to have a seizure and drown
- Hypothermia, necessitating the use of a wet suit even in mild waters
You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as protective headwear, life jackets etc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in Scuba Diving (up to 30 metres) for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.
You are not covered if you dive within 24 hours of departure of your return trip to your home country.
This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.
This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.