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Scuba Travel Insurance
If you’re planning on exploring the underwater world, our policies include cover at no extra cost for scuba dives up to the depth of 18 metres (as well as many other sports included as standard). However, if your planning a deeper dive you will need to add extra sports cover to your quote for a Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip or Backpacker Trip.
*Make sure you dive with a diving buddy, because diving unaccompanied is deliberately dangerous therefore compromises your holiday cover.
Adding extra Scuba diving cover is easy, just select the appropriate sports grade for the depth you plan to dive in the quote form on the left hand side and we’ll add it to your policy.
Not sure which sports grade you need?
Don’t worry, below is a list of the levels of scuba diving and under which grade it falls. Scuba Diving falls under Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 Sports Cover on our policies - dependent on how deep you will be diving.
|Sports Grade 1||Sports Grade 2||Sports Grade 3|
|PADI Open Water
|PADI Advanced Open Water
|BSAC Sports Diver
|BSAC Ocean Diver|
|BSAC Dive Leader
Cover levels specific to your Sports Grade
Explore the deep blue sea worry free by making sure you know the cover levels and excesses for the relevant sports grade.
|Sports Grade||Medical Excess||Personal Accident Limit||Personal Liability|
|Sports Grade 1 (scuba diving to a maximum depth of 20m)||£75 - £125||£7500 - £30,000||£500,000 - £2 million|
|Sports Grade 2 (scuba diving to a maximum depth of 30m)||£300||reduced by 50%||Excluded|
|Sports Grade 3 (scuba diving to a maximum depth of 50m)||£600||reduced by 50%||Excluded|
To ensure that your dive with the full protection of your travel insurance policy make sure you:
- Adhere the safety guidelines of your relevant diving or training agency or organisation as they may have specific instructions such as not flying after scuba diving to bigger depths
- Ensure you are diving under the direction of an accredited dive marshall, instructor or guide if you are not fully qualified to dive
- Never dive alone
Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.
If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.
100+ sports are covered at no extra cost on our policies!
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