Important Information About Our Policies
Our Travel Insurance Policies provide cover for Emergency Medical Treatment if you catch COVID-19/Coronavirus whilst you are abroad.
There is no cover under any other section of the policy for anything caused by or relating to COVID-19/Coronavirus/SARS-CoV-2, any mutation of COVID-19/Coronavirus/SARS-CoV-2 or any pandemic or fear or threat of any of the above. Our policies will not provide any cover if you travel to a destination where the government is advising against all or all but essential travel. Please check the latest advice before you travel: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Please note, our policies do not provide cover for cancellation, abandonment or curtailment claims if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all or "all but essential" travel. Our policies will also not cover any claims caused by or relating to Coronavirus, COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV-2), any mutation of Coronavirus, COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 or any pandemic or fear or threat of any the above. We also can not cover any claims relating to any fear or threat concerning these viruses. This general exclusion applies to all sections of cover except for the Emergency Medical Expenses section. Click here for more information.
Scuba Diving (up to 30 metres) Travel Insurance
If you are planning a trip abroad and will be Scuba Diving to 30 metres, you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home. To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 firstname.lastname@example.org Summary…
If you are planning a trip abroad and will be Scuba Diving to 30 metres, you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.
To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 email@example.com
- Summary of Cover
- Scuba Diving Grades
- Personal Accident and Personal Liability
- Common Injuries
- Scuba Diving Activities
- Pre Existing Medical Conditions
- European and Worldwide Residents
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|
*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.
This Travel Insurance policy for Scuba Diving (up to 30 metres) 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.
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
Personal Accident and Personal Liability
JS Travel Insurance can provide cover for Scuba Diving and will include Personal Accident and Personal Liability. These policies are not available online and you will need to contact us for a quote.
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
Scuba Diving Activities
Leagues Ahead Diving in Gran Canaria offers a Range of Scuba Activities. The water averages from 19 - 22 degrees year round, meaning you'll never be too cold !
Leagues Ahead also offers full Scuba Diving Kit including a thermal wetsuit for the colder months. If you visit in January, you'll be there at the height of Angel Shark season, be sure to try and spot one of these on your trips !
Pre Existing Medical Conditions
If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to Scuba Dive (up to 30 metres) whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy.
On the quote page you need to select Hazardous Activity Pack B.
Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.
European and Worldwide Residents
World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of a European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Scuba Diving (up to 30 metres) whilst on your trip.
This policy will also cover you if you have already left your home and your planning to Scuba Dive up to 30 metres.
You can also add high value items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.
Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.