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    Dive Accident Insurance

    Dive accident insurance is required on most liveaboard dive boats and most dive resorts. Besides, it’s just smart to be covered. Your own health insurance may or may not cover you for diving accidents, it’s important that you check with them before you dive. Diving accidents can be very costly, running into the tens of thousands of dollars. If you are transported to a chamber, they will start treatment immediately, and if you don’t have insurance you may be financially devastated. We still do not completely know what causes decompression sickness, there are a variety of factors. Insurance is relatively inexpensive compared to chamber treatment which is the only avenue available to a diving physician or chamber attendant. 

    If you dive more than a few times per year, it’s a good idea to have yearly coverage through the Divers Alert Network in Europe, the US or in the Asia Pacific Region. DiveAssure or Divemaster also offer good programs. If you only do one or two trips in the year, most boats offer coverage by the day. Please check with us to see your options.

    Travel & Cancellation Insurance

    While travel insurance is usually not required to book, most dive travel, especially liveaboard travel, is quite expensive. It will probably be one of the more expensive holidays you take in your lifetime. If you become ill or have a work related issue which prevents you from travel, having travel insurance will help you recover those costs. Travel insurance covers airline tickets, liveaboard trips, hotels and some even cover you in the loss of your diving or camera gear

    Dive Travel Insurers

    DAN Asia Pacific

    DAN provides coverage to help sick or injured divers. There are two components: DAN Membership providing Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage, and DAN Dive Injury Insurance, covering treatment costs associated with a covered diving incident.

    DAN Europe

    DAN provides coverage to help sick or injured divers. There are two components: DAN Membership providing Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage, and DAN Dive Injury Insurance, covering treatment costs associated with a covered diving incident.

    DAN USA

    DAN provides coverage to help sick or injured divers. There are two components: DAN Membership providing Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage, and DAN Dive Injury Insurance, covering treatment costs associated with a covered diving incident.

    DiveAssure

    Diving locally or abroad? DiveAssure’s annual and short-term DiveSafe plans offer the coverage you need. The DiveSafe plan includes coverage for medical expenses, emergency medical evacuations, hyperbaric treatments and more.

    Medical coverage is unlimited and in case of a diving accident your policy will pay directly and in real-time to hyperbaric chambers and other medical facilities around the world, saving you the need to pay a large amount out of pocket. The Duke Dive Medicine center – a leading team of dedicated hyperbaric medicine experts will monitor your evacuation and provide supervision and consultation services to assure that you receive the suitable and most professional treatment.

    Is there more than one diver in your family?
    DiveAssure is offering a 10% discount to families! Register all divers in your family under the same program and enjoy this special offer.

    DiveMaster UK Only

    The Worldwide Diver policy is an “Extended Stay” Travel Insurance policy that includes an International Diving Emergency Card (IDEC). It is an ideal policy for gap year students who may engage in scuba diving, and divers who will be travelling continuously for periods of 6 to 12 months (if you only intend to travel for periods of up to 120 days in any one trip then please see our Annual Multi Trip Cover). The policy also provides cover for Winter Sports.

    Please note that there is no cover for Cancellation or Curtailment automatically included in this policy.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Worldwide Diver is only available to people residing in the United Kingdom at the time of purchase. This is extended stay travel insurance that covers trips starting and ending in the United Kingdom. If you are permanently resident outside of the United Kingdom we cannot offer you this insurance.

    Travel insurance: simple & flexible

    You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

    Travel Insurance. Simple & Flexible.

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      Dive Travel Insurers

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      This ‘Travel Insurance 101’ tutorial is a good starting point for most travelers. Travel insurance can be very confusing, so I wrote this guide to walk you through the steps of understanding and buying travel insurance. The guide has 8 ‘chapters’ that you can go through one at a time. This breaks the information down so you can digest it easier. Every page contains a link to the next chapter, but you can also return here to the main page to navigate to jump between chapters.

      Global Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance for you and your family no matter where you’re from.

      Global Risk Brokers

      Specializing in worldwide travel, medical, life, disability and special risk insurance programs for global living, travel and work abroad

      AIG Travel Guard

      Travel and cancellation insurance for US Citizens only. With a Travel Guard® travel insurance policy, you’ll have valuable coverage that travels with you and your family. We’re America’s leading provider of travel insurance plans and assistance programs and we’re here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

      Credit Card Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance (sometimes called trip insurance) will reimburse your prepaid travel expenses if things go awry or compensate you in the event of an emergency.

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