Durham, NC 24 October 2017 Scuba diving gives travelers the opportunity to explore new destinations more fully, and in ways non-diving travelers cant. Unfortunately, traveling in general is often fraught with challenges: According to the U.S. Travel Association, one in six U.S. adults reported having to cut a trip short or change travel plans and only 22 percent of those impacted had travel insurance. DAN, the industry leader in dive safety and risk mitigation, has now expanded its Travel Insurance coverage to better support the needs of todays dive travelers.
No one wants to think about all the stressful things like flight delays, lost luggage or equipment, or illness or injury that can happen while theyre traveling, said DAN President and CEO, Bill Ziefle. Accidents dont take vacations. Without proper insurance coverage, a hard-earned dive vacation can quickly nosedive into an unbelievably expensive education on the cost of accessing emergency medical care, particularly for dive-specific injuries, in a foreign country where you dont speak the language.
In addition to typical travel challenges, scuba divers have non-typical travel needs, often traveling to remote destinations by way of small plane, bus, and boat with extra baggage filled with valuable gear. DANs newly expanded Travel Insurance ensures divers unique travel needs are covered, whether theyre on a liveaboard somewhere on the Great Barrier Reef, cave diving in Florida, or enjoying a shark encounter in the Bahamas.
Additional benefits to divers include Baggage Return and Delivery coverage, Trip Delay and Missed Connection coverage, and more. Coverage currently available to US residents only.
Created for divers, by divers, DAN Travel Insurance offers higher limits and more coverage, all backed by DAN the worlds foremost dive safety organization. For more information, or to get a quote for your next dive trip, go to DAN.org/travel and get ready to explore the world above and below water -- with confidence knowing DAN is by your side.