Simple and flexible travel insurance to keep you safe on your next dive trip. Buy at home or while traveling, and claim online from anywhere in the world.
As passionate divers ourselves, we’ve designed our plans to cover a range of dives from the tropical islands of Hawaii, to Sharm El Sheikh in the Red Sea, and the Yongala wreck on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
For Brits who love exploring the deep blue, we can make your next scuba diving adventure much easier by offering travel insurance to cover you for all levels of diving adventures, from novice to expert.
To buy the correct level of cover, consider the activities you know you'll be doing on your trip. For example: if you're going scuba diving at least once during your trip, you would consider the type of scuba diving you'll be doing, including the maximum depth, and whether you’ll need to be licensed as this may impact how you are covered by your travel insurance policy.
This policy covers conventional scuba diving only. You are limited to your current qualification limit, unless you’re with a qualified instructor, taking part in a recognised course requirement of your chosen Diving Association. To scuba dive without an instructor you must have one of the following current certifications:
Travel Insurance Tip: scuba diving requires a lot of training and planning; if you don’t take every precaution you could be at risk of accidents such as decompression sickness (DCS) the ’bends’, arterial air embolism, and drowning. If you don’t have a recognised qualification, you must ONLY dive under the constant supervision of a properly licensed diving instructor and follow their rules and instructions at all times.
To find out more about scuba diving coverage for British travellers, please check out our Help Centre article on how our travel insurance for scuba diving works.
Also, because we know that Scuba diving equipment, such as scuba tanks, fins BCD and regulator, underwater film and photography equipment, can be expensive, we also offer cover for high-value items.
If your baggage and scuba diving gear is delayed, lost and/or damaged by a common carrier, you must report the incident as soon as possible to a responsible officer for the carrier. Get a Property Irregularity Report, or a similar official report, in writing and make a claim directly with the carrier before making a claim on this policy. Your coverage will vary according to whether you choose a Standard or an Explorer plan. Read your policy wording for details on maximum benefit limits and exclusion and conditions of your coverage.
We understand that accidents under water happen, especially if you’re only a beginner. However, we won’t cover you if you do something reckless. Some things we may not cover include:
This is only a summary of cover and does not include the full terms, conditions, limits and exclusions of the policy. You should read your policy wording in full, so you understand what is and isn’t covered.
If you are unsure about your level of travel cover please contact customer service for help.
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You can still purchase a World Nomads policy if you have a Pre-Existing Medical Condition (PEMC) – whether it is serious or not – but we won’t cover any claim/s made by any traveller under the policy as a result of this condition (this includes if you’re on separate or joint policies). This exclusion can’t be removed from the policy.
The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has a travel insurance directory on its Money Advice Service website, or you can contact the service on 0800 138 7777. This service provides details on what may be considered a PEMC, and travel insurance providers that may cover serious PEMCs, which may assist travellers wanting cover for these conditions.
If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - Need to know before you buy
Our policies provide cover for some coronavirus-related events. Cover is not available for loss arising from: government intervention including travel bans, border closures or broadly imposed quarantine requirements; events for which the Government has warned against all, or all but essential, travel for your destination(s), or failure to follow advice from official bodies. Your ability to travel may be affected by travel restrictions. Check your cover and the latest government advice and our travel insurance alerts.