Scuba Diving Holiday Insurance
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Snowcard are pleased to offer Scuba diving travel insurance to PADI and BSAC members as well as divers travelling to take part in scuba diving courses. Snowcard don’t just offer insurance for mountain-based activities like skiing and snowboarding, we also offer insurance for a wide range of adventure sports including scuba. Discover our scuba diving insurance today!
With a Snowcard policy, you can enjoy your scuba adventure with peace of mind and expert cover from our scuba diving travel insurance. We are one of the longest specialists in activity holiday travel insurance and have been providing activity travel insurance for over 30 years.
As with all Snowcard policies, when you choose to take out scuba travel insurance with Snowcard you are in control (as all good divers should be!), with the ability to choose your own cover levels for baggage, dive equipment, cancellation, and policy excess, you only pay for additional cover that you really need. This makes our Scuba diving insurance one of the most flexible scuba travel insurance in today’s market.
- Scuba diving to 40 meters - use our Adventure Basic policy
- Scuba diving over 40 meters - use our Adventure Plus policy
- Cave Diving - use our Max Adventure policy
If you are planning to take your own equipment with you then our scuba diving travel insurance can be adjusted to cover up to £5,000 dive equipment cover in addition to general personal baggage. Most general scuba diving insurance’s will only provide limited cover for personal belongings and exclude dive equipment.
Our scuba diving travel insurance policies can be tailored to meet your personal needs using our unique quotation tool which allows you to fully customise the cover to match your requirements.
Why You Need Scuba Diving Insurance with Snowcard
Scuba diving is a fantastic experience, an opportunity to explore stunning ecosystems, exotic sea life and of course, parts of the world that many never get to see. It’s important to remember, however, that scuba diving has associated risks and injuries do happen, particularly relating to decompression related illness which is the most common cause of claims for scuba divers.
Our scuba diving travel insurance includes medical treatment following decompression illness or sickness. This cover is under the Medical and Emergency expenses section of your Snowcard diving travel insurance policy.
Standard Travel Insurance Including Scuba Diving - Am I Covered?
Always be wary when taking out standard travel insurance as although it might include scuba diving there is no guarantee the insurer will have the depth of experience to deal with the complexities of managing and repatriating divers from around the world. The depth that you are covered to dive to is another important consideration, and this may differ between insurers. Basic scuba diving travel insurance will only cover diving to Open Water qualification depths which is limiting for Advanced qualification or above divers. However, our scuba diving travel insurance offers you more flexibility for your scuba diving adventure.
With this in mind also remember that while our premiums are competitively priced, being the cheapest does not always mean that you’re getting the best level of cover. We believe our scuba diving travel insurance is the best value for money in today’s market.
Most importantly, with a Snowcard policy you will be pleased to know that our scuba travel insurance policies offer one of the most advanced and specialist claims and assistance teams, with International Medical Rescue who in partnership with Snowcard have over 30 years of specialist experience in dealing with scuba diving emergencies and scuba diving insurance claims.
At Snowcard we understand the requirements of our clients as adventure travellers, and as such, we provide what we believe to be one of the best scuba travel insurance in the UK.
For more information on scuba diving courses and to learn to dive visit the Professional Association of Diving Instructions website.
PS - the scuba photos on this page are of Snowcard MD Russell Dadson who is a keen Advanced Open Water Diver!
If you want to find out further information about our Scuba travel insurance then please get in touch with Snowcard today. Here at Snowcard, we offer insurance for different activities such as mountain biking, cycling, and rock climbing. You can get in touch with Snowcard by using our contact form or by email. We would be happy to answer any queries you may have about our Scuba diving insurance or any of our other services.
Enjoy Your Adventure!
Do I Need Specialist Scuba Diving Insurance?
Most standard scuba diving insurance which will only cover you to dive to a depth of 20 or 30 meters, Snowcard provides travel insurance with scuba cover for diving to any depth within your diving qualifications. That’s why as long as you have the appropriate training or are undertaking a recognised course for the required depth you need and choose the appropriate level of cover for the activities covered on your diving holiday, then our scuba diving travel insurance will cover depths exceeding 40 meters.
What Does Scuba Diving Travel Insurance Cover?
At Snowcard, we have specialist scuba diving travel insurance suitable for experienced and beginner divers.
We offer specialist cover for the following:
- Emergency Medical Expenses, Rescue & Repatriation up £10 million (automatically included on all policies and includes DECOMPRESSION cover)
- Personal Liability
- Personal Accident
- Personal Belongings
- Baggage and personal belongings (from £0 to £3,000)
- Dive Equipment (from £0 - £5,000)
- Techno pack – for cameras and electronics (from £0 to £2,000)
- Cancellation & Curtailment (from £0 to £5,000)
- Travel Delay, Missed Departure and Travel Disruption included if cancellation cover taken