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10% Off Scuba Diving Travel Insurance

1 February 2016
Anyone diving abroad needs to be sure they are covered by their travel insurance. Many policies have a 30 m depth 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 insurance cover. Your policy should also include:

Use the scuba travel insurance comparison table below to choose the best policy for your circumstances.
Backpacking? Choose World Nomads.
Want greater than 50 m cover and extensive diving kit insurance? Dive Master Insurance is for you.
Just beginning SCUBA diving and going a couple of week's holiday? Columbus Direct will do the job - see below for discount vouchers.

Comparison of SCUBA Travel Insurance Policies and Providers

Insurance Provider:Columbus DirectWorld NomadsDive Master Insurance
Max Depth:¹40 m50 mno depth limits²
Max Trip Length:60 or 365 days18 months31, 120 or 365 days
Dive Equipment Insurance:£500£1250extensive dedicated policy just for kit insurance
Add diving onto existing insurance yesnoyes - even to insurance purchased from another provider
Country of Residence:MostMostMost
Good For:Low Cost with our codesBack-packersAdding equipment and SCUBA diving insurance to existing policies. Technical and experienced divers.
Details may change depending on your country of residence
¹Maximum depths assume you are qualified to that depth
²Dives over 80 m should be supported, and deeper than 130 m must be agreed with the underwriters.
Travel Insurance

World Nomads travel insurance is designed specifically for travellers who like to take part in all sorts of adventurous sports and activities, especially backpackers. They offer cover for diving down to 50 m, depending on your country of residence and qualifications. See below for more details of World Nomads.

The cheapest option with our discount codes (dependent on cover required) is Columbus Direct. A week's diving in Egypt for example, with cover for dives to 40 m, starts at just £12.92. Make sure you select the Adventure Pack option.

We have discount codes to use at Columbus Direct - for 5% off an annual policy use code TAGAM5 and for 2% off a single trip use code TAGST2.

Divemaster Insurance

Dive Master Insurance is different in that they let you buy stand-alone diving insurance to accompany your existing travel insurance. You can buy diving cover with no depth limits. (Dives over 80 m should be supported, and deeper than 130 m must be agreed with the underwriters.) They also offer dive equipment insurance - including for camera flooding, technical diving and dive professional insurance.

We believe the details we've given here to be accurate, but please always read the policy details at the insurers' web sites to confirm. Details may be different depending on your country of residence.

Scuba diving travel insurance with no depth or age limits
Get diving travel insurance to 40, 50 or even 80 m


World Nomads Insurance

World Nomads

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 above and then see if you can upgrade your cover for adventure sports if you wish to increase your depth limit. (For the UK, for example, choose level 3 for scuba diving to 50 m.) Many other adventure activities are also covered. You can start and finish your trip pretty much anywhere. This is one of the reasons World Nomads policies are different from those of other travel insurance companies.

Five facts about World Nomads travel insurance

  1. Cover for a range of adventure activities, including 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: such as parascending, shark cage diving to 50 m, rock climbing, kite boarding and hang gliding.

  2. Flexibility when you need it most
    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.

  3. Trusted reliable underwriters
    WorldNomads.com is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.

  4. Value for money with the cover you need
    WorldNomads.com provides cover for what's important for travellers from over 150 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don't, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.

  5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely
    All WorldNomads.com members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts.

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Divemaster Insurance

Dive Master Insurance

If you already have travel insurance, and just want to add diving to it, look at Dive Master Insurance. They will add cover for diving without depth limits (although dives over 80 m should be supported, and deeper than 130 m must be agreed with the underwriters beforehand). International diving emergency cover.

They also offer

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by Jill Studholme



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