Am I covered by travel insurance if I'm scuba diving?

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The information below is for our Nomads who purchased a policy BEFORE Tue 3:00 pm (CST), 24 Jan, 2017.

If you purchased a policy AFTER Tue 3:00 pm (CST) (24 Jan, 2017), we're still working on getting updated content up for the new plans.

If you have any questions, feel free to send a message or call Travel Guard Canada's team directly:

Telephone: +1 416 646 3723 (outside Canada)

Telephone: 1 877 328 2528 toll-free from Canada and Continental US

We're here to help (CST): Monday - Friday 7am-8pm; Saturday: 8am-5pm; Sunday & Holidays: 8am-4pm.

Yes, our plans do cover you if you want to go scuba diving while on your travels.

What's covered

Scuba Diving Certification Conditions of Cover
Unqualified diver
(not certified by a recognized Scuba Diving Authority)
Cover to scuba dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters (90 feet) for the purpose of completing a scuba licensing course recognized by a Scuba Diving Authority
Qualified diver
(certified by a recognized Scuba Diving Authority eg PADI certification).
Cover to scuba dive up to a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet).
Shark Cage diving Not Covered
Cave diving and Cavern diving Not Covered
Work as a dive instructor See Article ' Am I covered while working during my trip'

How it works:

If you become seriously ill or injured while diving and need urgent medical assistance, we’ll cover:

evacuation if it’s urgent and medically necessary (by the most appropriate means including
  helicopter when necessary and available).
emergency medical expenses, for treatment at the hospital or by a doctor at the local medical centre; and/or
repatriation home if you’re seriously ill or injured and unable to continue your trip.

If emergency transport or evacuation is necessary to get you to an appropriate medical facility for treatment, or if you’re admitted to hospital, you (or someone else) MUST contact our medical department at Travel Guard Canada as soon as reasonably possible. Our Medical department can arrange and pre-approve all expenses.

Who pays for medical treatment depends on what’s happened to you and the necessary treatment required.

What’s not covered?

The policy isn’t designed to cover everything. Take the time to read the terms and conditions in the policy wording for full details on what is and isn’t covered. That way there are no surprises if you need to use it.

Here are the main things that aren’t covered:

This is a summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual policies for complete details of coverage and exclusions

If you have any questions, feel free to send a message or call Travel Guard Canada's team direct:

1 877 328 2528 toll-free from Canada and Continental US

+1 416 646 3723 collect from anywhere else in the world

Travel Guard Canada's World Service Centre is here to help 6am to 10pm, 7 days (CST/CDT).

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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018 02:13PM AEDT