Tandem Sky Diving Travel Insurance
If you are taking a trip and will be doing a Tandem Sky Dive, you should make sure you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.
A Sky Diver jumps out of an Airplane at an altitude of about 4,000 metres and free falls for a while before deploying a parachute to slow down to a speed that allows for a safe landing. Almost all people experience their very first jump together with an experienced and trained Instructor. This happens in a so called Tandem Sky Dive. It is the responsibility of the Instructor to make the entire dive as smooth as possible, from jumping to deploying the parachute to landing safely. This responsibility also includes ensuring a stable free fall position by controlling the parachute.
We have partnered with Worldnomads, who can provide Sky Diving and Tandem Sky Diving up to 2 jumps as well as multiple jumps.
These policies are available for United Kingdom and European Residents as well as Residents of any other country.
If you prefer, you can contact us by telephone or email, on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Tandem Sky Diving
The sport of Sky Diving has a wide variety of purposes. After 1919, when the first voluntary parachute jump was carried out successfully, this new activity was improved and perfected by Militaries from all around the world. Although it used to be mostly an activity that was associated with armies, Sky Diving competitions have been organised since as early as the 1930s. It became an official sport in 1952.
Tandem Sky Diving is without question the safest way to practice Sky Diving and a great way to learn the basics.
While there have been fatalities during Sky Diving, these account for about 1 in 100,000 jump they are, in other words, extremely rare. The injuries sustained while Sky Diving are generally caused by either faulty procedures or a mistake in judgment.
A number of safety precautions are in place to make Sky Diving a sport that is as safe as possible. It is essential, literally life saving, that regular checks are done to make sure that all of the equipment still works properly and will not malfunction. Particularly the back up parachutes should be checked thoroughly and regularly by an experienced and certified Sky Diving instructor.
You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.
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.