"The World Is a Book and Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only One Page" - Saint Augustine of Hippo
Travelling is an exciting time, and broadens your horizons massively. Our entire team decided to travel at one point in time, otherwise we wouldn't have ended up where we are and our lives would have been infinitely different. We may have never even discovered Scuba Diving...
However, there is 1 vital thing we recommend each traveler take with them no matter where they are going - Insurance.
We cover all our divers with Insurance, which is designed as a secondary insurance in the event of a diving problem (don't worry, these are exceptionally far and few between). For this insurance to cover you must pay first and receive a refund later. It is also only tied to us - New Wave Diving.
We are also affiliated to a Chamber Operator Network to make sure that we have Diving Medics available should something happen, and all our diving team is First Aid certified - many are even first aid instructors.
However, there are a number of things that can happen outside of diving for which you will need your own insurance. You may even be visiting places that don't give insurance as standard. As a result, insurance of your own is the most important thing we believe you can buy for your travels, even though you hope to never use it.
Not only will it save you a lot of headaches if you get sick (happens a lot when varying diets), but it will also help ease any family tension that may exist. I know my Mum was worries sick when I started travelling, but the phone calls finally settled down from once a day! And I HAD insurance!
"It's normal that my parents to worry" or "it's part of their job to worry" I hear you say....
Expect lots of contact, and expect the worst if you are unreachable for even a day!! (I spent 4 days out of contact after the Tsunami, and that was not a nice phone call to be on the end of.... But that's another story!!)
Anyhow, do everyone a favour so that you can focus on enjoying yourself - BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE!!
Choosing who to insure you can be really tricky, and is actually a reason a lot of people don't. So we've looked after you!
We recommend World Nomads Insurance. The policies are cheap, super flexible, and cover a lot. They even cover diving to 50m, which is deeper than most agencies will even teach!
Beyond this, you can buy and claim online, even after you've left home.
Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from over 130 countries and is, at it's heart, designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
7 great things that really make travel insurance from WorldNomads.com valuable;
- Trusted reliable underwriters
WorldNomads.com is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.
- Value for money with the cover you need
They provide cover for what's important for travellers from over 130 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don't, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
- Flexibility when you need it most
Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you're already travelling.
- Cover for a range of adventure activities
From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, and diving in Koh Tao, WorldNomads.com covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
- World Nomads also provide a travel safety network
All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
- Additional resources above just insurance
All WorldNomads.com members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
- Commitment to exceptional customer service
They really want to make sure you enjoy your trip and understand everything as clearly as possible. Check their site for more information on why travel insurance is important for your trip, and if you have any questions about your travel insurance plan / policy or travel safety in general, please contact WorldNomads.com directly.
BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE - we recommend WorldNomads, but ultimately, the most important thing you can do for your trip for everyone to be as relaxed as possible is to invest in this extremely important item.