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Why buy travel insurance when going scuba diving?

Calm waters, crystal clear visibility and a bulletproof dive plan might make for the perfect underwater adventure, but accidents can happen, even to the most experienced divers. Whether you're learning or you’ve done hundreds of dives, World Nomads travel insurance can help take the pressure off you and your family when the unexpected sinks your next dive trip. 

This page is for U.S residents only.
World Nomads love Scuba Diving

As passionate divers ourselves, World Nomads have designed their plans to cover dives from the Great Blue Hole to The Yongala.

  • Recreational scuba diving (qualified divers to 50 meters)
  • Discover scuba dives (with qualified instructors)
  • Shark cage diving, cavern, cave and wreck diving (Explorer plan only)
  • Snorkeling, island escapes, live-aboard trips and more

Am I Covered When Scuba Diving?

We all want those epic underwater shots to remember a good dive trip. Spirals of sea life circling you like living fan. Bikini clad, an all over tan with complementary coloured flippers. Swim through of rusted hulks from WW2, or videoing your underwater wedding. Maybe even wrestling a giant octopus.

The next question most people don’t ask is "Does my travel insurance cover me for scuba diving?" Read on.

The following Scuba Diving activities are covered by different level options when you buy your policy:

Scuba Diving: What's covered.

  • Recreational scuba diving (qualified divers to 50 meters)
  • Discover scuba dives (with qualified instructors)
  • Shark cage diving, cavern, cave and wreck diving (Explorer plan only)
  • Snorkeling, island escapes, live-aboard trips

Make sure you add the correct level of scuba activity to ensure your travel insurance policy meets your needs.

If you fall into additional specified areas of coverage, then you will be entitled to:

  • Overseas medical costs
  • Emergency medical Transport & repatriation
  • Theft or damage to baggage & personal items
  • etc. For full details, again, please refer to your Travel Insurance Product Disclosure Agreement.

Scuba Diving: Whats not covered.

Its important to the Policy wording (PDS) so you understand how it relates to Scuba Diving.

Section 8.2 of the PDS: List of adventure sports, activities & experiences details the following Scuba Diving activities NOT covered by your travel insurance:

  • Scuba diving - commercial (X)
  • Scuba diving (over 40 metres) (X)

Scuba Diving in other countries

Last, but certainly not least, check out our Scuba Diving Essentials article written by Chris Mitchell:

  • Dive with a reputable diving school (Make sure the instructor has a dive watch)
  • Listen to your instructor or dive guide (Hopefully he can speak your language)
  • Double check all your scuba gear (Don't go to the gunfight with a knife)
  • Make sure you do your buddy check (It's all about trust!)
  • Have scuba diving and travel insurance (Buy World Nomads Scuba Insurance)

Oh, and don't forget to read our great travel safety article on Essential Scuba Safety.

Have a great dive trip!