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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 01273 773 422 info@jsinsurance.co.uk Summary of Cover

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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 01273 773 422 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 Property £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover* £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
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
Schedule Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess** £100 £50 £35

*The Gadget Cover can be added on the quote page at an additional premium.

**The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

Please read the Restrictions and Exclusions of the policy.

This Travel Insurance policy is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited (Red Sands), registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. Licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission under the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Travel Insurance can cover you to travel provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination and it is not on the red list.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Emergency Medical treatment and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation if you are unable to travel because you contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine: Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

Please read the Restrictions and Exclusions of the policy.

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.

This policy will also cover you if you have already left your home and your planning to Scuba Dive up to 18 metres.

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.