The National, the Abu Dhabi’s Media Company’s first English-language publication, is encouraging all holidaymakers to opt for scuba diving insurance when travelling to the UAE on a scuba diving holiday. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a sport aficionado’s paradise as it offers a range of sporty activities, such as scuba diving, kayaking, skiing and more.
The popular online newspaper has recently stated that it’s essential that holidaymakers purchase scuba diving insurance cover in the event of an accident, as even the most seasoned athlete can end up hurt. It’s imperative that people are also aware of what their diving holiday insurance covers, as policies can vary depending on the insurance provider, the injury and the location.
Many people are under the illusion that basic travel insurance will cover them should they be unfortunate enough to be hurt abroad; however, this is not the case. Aerial and water activities are considered hazardous, so these sports-related injuries will be excluded from standard travel insurance policies. Therefore, if you are planning a scuba diving holiday in the UAE or elsewhere, you should ensure you purchase comprehensive scuba diving holiday insurance.
An IDEC Scuba Dive Insurance policy can provide a personal accident plan for divers and covers a person across the world. Therefore, whether you are scuba diving in the UAE, Australia, the USA or anywhere else in the world, you can rest assured that you’ll be covered if you receive an injury from the activity.
This policy will include: the medical costs once you return home, approved alternative therapies, PFO tests, PFO closures (if necessary), access to Diving Doctors and post accident dive fitness examinations. Contact a respected and experienced diving insurance specialist for the best policy, such as Dive Master Insurance.