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Scuba Diving (up to 40 metres) Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip abroad and will be Scuba Diving to 40 metres, you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are planning to take part in Scuba Diving to 40 metres whilst on your trip.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.

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To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Standard Explorer  
Cancellation or Curtailment £3,000 £5,000  
Medical and Repatriation £5,000,000 £10,000,000  
Personal Baggage £1,000 £2,000  
Personal Money - £500  
Missed Connection - £1,000  
Natural Catastrophe - £1,000  
Rental Car Excess - £1,500  

All of the information we provide about travel insurance is a brief summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage. WorldNomads.com Pty Limited (ABN 62 127 485 198 AR 343027) at Governor Macquarie Tower, Level 18, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia is an Authorised Representative of Cerberus Special Risks Pty Limited (ABN 81 115 932 173 AFSL 308461) and is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's.

Scuba Diving (up to 40 metres)

People who want to dive deeper than 18 metres must be PADI qualified. Generally speaking, most recreational dives are up to 30 metres deep, meaning that all participants need to have a PADI certificate.

Depending on the official diving agencies of specific destinations, recreational dives are limited to a depth of 42 to 50 metres.

Simply put, 50 metres is as deep you can go on a recreational dive anywhere in the world, while 40 metres is the limited in a number of specific destinations.

Provided you are diving with a certified Instructor or Guide, Scuba Diving is covered by your Travel Insurance to the confirmed depths per Certification Grade, as you can see below.

If you are qualified, and are not Scuba Diving alone, you are covered when you stay within the guidelines of the particular training or diving or training organisation or agency.

  • 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

When you want to go Scuba Diving to a depth of 40 metres, you will be covered by our Travel Insurance only if you have a BSAC Dive Leader Certification and stay within the applicable guidelines of the respective company, agency or organisation that you use.

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.

Common Injuries

While Scuba Diving is an exciting and popular sport, it is possible to sustain injuries or illness when diving. Some of these include:

30 metres is the depth at which symptoms of Nitrogen Narcosis can occur, so when Diving up to 40 metres, it is vital that you pay attention to your body, your techniques and to take breaks to let your body accommodate to the pressure. Needless to say; at a depth of 40 metres, the risks are higher than at shallower depths.

Scuba Diving Equipment

If you are not an experienced Scuba Diver, but simply want to explore the aquatic world whilst abroad, the equipment you will need should all be provided to you.

Some of the basic Scuba Equipment that an experienced Diver should equip themselves with includes a mask, snorkel, fins, oxygen tank, wet suit, first-aid kit, tank pressure gauge, underwater compass and timer, diving knife, depth gauge, and an underwater light.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to do Scuba Diving to 40 metres  whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy.

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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 40 metres) whilst on your trip.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.

GET A QUOTE ONLINE

Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.