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Sky Diving Travel Insurance

Sky Diving was originally a technique used in the military when emergency evacuations of Aircraft needed to be made. Today, Sky Diving has become both a recreational and competitive sport that involves jumping out of an Aircraft, a certain amount of time after which a parachute will open up. When Sky Diving, a person travels at an altitude of approximately 4,000 metres (around 12,000 feet), and free falls for a period of time before deploying a parachute to slow down the landing to safe speeds.

You can get a policy online for Sky Diving (Multiple Jumps) in Europe on our ADVENTURES website. Please select Sky Diving - EUROPE ONLY.

Alternatively you can purchase a Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policy.

Then visit to our Partner's website www.sky-cover.co.uk to purchase a Top Up cover for the Sky Diving.

These two policies will work out cheaper and will provide you with excellent cover and there is no limit to the number of Sky Diving jumps that you do whilst away.

If you prefer, you can contact us by telephone or email, on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Please quote our Account Reference: JAD1002

Sky Diving

Many people make their first jump with a trained experienced instructor in the form of a Tandem Sky Dive. During the tandem jump the Instructor is responsible for the whole experience, from the jump to the landing, including maintaining a stable free fall position and activating and controlling the parachute.

For people who are looking to make their holiday unforgettable by experiencing the thrill and adventure of Sky Diving, there are numerous companies all around the world offering the opportunity.

The dangers associated with Sky Diving usually result from either a mistake in judgment or procedures. Several safety measures are taken to make Sky Diving as safe as possible.

Regular checks should be made to ensure that all equipment is still fit to use and will not malfunction. Back up parachutes in particular should be checked regularly by a certified Sky Diving Instructor.

Usually injuries occur due to misjudgment on the part of the Sky Diver. Awkward landings can result in twisted ankles or even broken legs. More serious injuries include concussion and blunt trauma. There are fatalities associated with Sky Diving, though these account for about 1 in 100,000 jumps, they are exceptionally rare, in other words.

Parachuting in bad weather such as rain, high wind and dust storms will increase the risk posed by jumping. Most jump sites will suspend all activities in such conditions. Make sure to check before you travel if the weather is bad and if the jumps will be operating as planned.

You can train for Sky Diving without having to jump out of a plane. This is done in so called vertical wind tunnels, which is essentially a free fall simulator.

Important Information

You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.

Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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