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Scuba Diving Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip abroad and will be Scuba Diving (up to 18 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 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

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If you are planning a trip abroad and will be Scuba Diving (up to 18 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 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

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
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Standard Excess* £100 £50 £35

*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 18 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.

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.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving is an extremely popular type of Diving. This type of Diving is distinguished from other Diving and Swimming types because the Diver carries his or her own oxygen, as opposed to simply holding their breath. With a tank of (usually) compressed air on their backs, 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.'

There are two types of scubas. One is the open circuit tank, with which the exhaled breath is emitted into the water, causing the typical bubbles.

The other one of the (semi-)closed-circuit tank, also called a rebreather, with which carbon dioxide is removed from exhaled gases and oxygen is re-added via an oxygen feeder tank.

Scuba Diving is mainly a recreational activity, very popular on holiday to tropical destinations, for example, but is sometimes also done by professional divers, whether it's for spear fishing, underwater photography, scientific research, rescue, and even combat.

Scuba Diving up to a depth of 18 metres is allowed to be done by anyone. However, people who want to go deeper, 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 20 to 50 metres.

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

Popular Areas for Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving is a very popular sport that can now be done across most areas of the world.

While most recreational scuba dives are done in tropical and warm regions that have reefs or other underwater features, they may also be carried out in colder regions.

Common Injuries

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

  • Decompression sickness can cause serious illness such as disability or even death, so ensure you make decompression stops when emerging from the water.
  • Nitrogen narcosis can result from divers breathing in the gas whilst at depth. This can cause inebriated or even hallucinogenic states, depending on the depth the diver is at.
  • Oxygen toxicity occurs when a diver exceeds the maximum depth of a breathing gas. In the most extreme cases, this can cause a seizure, which in turn can cause the diver to drown.
  • Hypothermia can occur even in mild water so a wetsuit is vital.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to go Scuba Diving (up to 18 metres) whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy.

On the quote page you need to select Hazardous Activity Pack A.

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Please check the Terms and Conditions 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 18 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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Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.