SCUBA Diving Insurance
Make sure that your travel insurance policy covers you for diving to the appropriate depth: many policies have a 30 m limit which is not always enough. Even if you don't plan to go deeper than 30 m there is always a chance you may overshoot, or circumstances dictate that you go deeper. We recommend always travelling with at least 40 m cover. Your policy should also include:
If you live outside the UK we recommend World Nomads travel insurance, which is designed for travellers who like to take part in adventurous sports and activities. They also offer cover down to 50 m (depending on your country of residence and qualifications). For every World Nomads policy purchased from here, we will donate the equivalent of 5% of the premium price to the Footprints charity project of your choice. See below for more details of World Nomads.
If you require worldwide cover against loss or damage of your diving equipment whilst stored at your home, away from home or in use, check out Harrison Beaumont (for UK residents). They also provide sports accident insurance. Harrison Beaumont have specialised in sport and leisure insurance for over 35 years.
Essential Travel offer some great deals for SCUBA divers from the UK or Ireland. They have three grades of cover:
- For diving to a depth of 50 metres if either appropriately qualified (eg BSAC Dive Leader) or diving with a qualified instructor, choose Grade 3 cover. It currently costs from just £12.50 for one week's diving in Europe or the Egyptian Red Sea. (Note, Egypt is covered under Europe.)
- For diving no deeper than 30 metres, choose Grade 2 cover at just £9.20.
- For dives to 20 metres choose Grade 1 cover from just £6.94 a week.
Essential Travel also offer discounted airport parking.
Note: please check the Essential Travel web site before booking to make sure no policy or price changes have taken place since this page was written.
World Nomads travel insurance is available to residents of over 150 countries. It is designed for travellers who like to take part in adventurous sports and activities. Depending on your qualifications and country of residence, World Nomads offer SCUBA diving cover down to 50 m. Get a quote below and then see if you can upgrade your cover for adventure sports if you wish to increase your depth limit. Many other adventure activities are also covered
For every policy purchased through one of the links below, we will donate the equivalent of 5% of your purchase price to the Footprints project of your choice. The Footprints program supports a range of community projects around the world, including: protecting Nicaragua's sea turtles through community development, protecting children in Vanuatu and food security through organic farming in the Philippines.
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WorldNomads.com provides cover for what's important for travellers from over 150 countries. By focussing on what you need and leaving out what you don't, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
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Had a change of plans? You can extend your policy indefinitely or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you're already travelling.
Cover for a range of adventure activities, including SCUBA Diving
Depending on your qualifications and country of residence, World Nomads offer SCUBA diving cover down to 50 m. Get a quote above and then see if you can upgrade your cover for adventure sports to increase your depth limit.
Many other adventure activities are also covered: from skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado.
World Nomads keeps you travelling safely
All WorldNomads.com members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
More than just great value travel insurance
All WorldNomads.com members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
Commitment to exceptional customer service
We want to make sure you get the most from WorldNomads.com. You can find out more about what is covered and the 5 key parts of a World Nomads' travel insurance policy. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact WorldNomads.com directly.
When you travel to far out places you often receive generous and gracious hospitality from local people, even when they don't have much themselves.
Footprints aggregates many small contributions from people all over the world fund specific community projects, helping people who struggle with basic needs for food, water, housing, health and safety.
Find out more about the Footprints network and how you can help.
You can also get year round worldwide cover against any loss or damage to your Diving and other Activity Equipment from any accidental cause or misfortune not only whilst stored at your home, but also whilst away from your normal residence and including whilst in use. The policy will cover your equipment to a value of £10000.
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Harrison Beaumont have specialised in sport and leisure insurance for over 35 years. For more information download their insurance product brochure.