Step 5: Moving Around During Scuba Diving Travel
As you embark on preparing for dive travel, you’ll progress to considering how you will transport yourself from the airport to your accommodation.
Option 1: Dive Resort Delight – Hassle-Free Travel Arrangements with Dressel Divers
When you choose Dressel Divers for your scuba travel experience, you can leave the travel arrangements to us. Our expert team will meticulously plan your excursions in advance, including transportation logistics. Say goodbye to the headache of figuring out how to get from point A to point B. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the details, so you can focus on the breathtaking dives ahead.
Option 2: Planning on Your Own
Will you opt to rent a car and cruise along scenic routes? Or perhaps you prefer the convenience of a taxi or the thrill of exploring by bus or train? Whatever your choice, you’ll need to factor in schedules and coordinate them with the start times of your dives. Yes, it can be a bit challenging, but fear not – with a little planning and a sense of adventure, you’ll navigate your dive travel waters like a pro!
Step 6: How to Pack Your Travel Dive Bag
Are you ready to embark for unforgettable dive travel? Whether you prefer to travel light with just your mask and fins, opt for a full set of gear, or fall somewhere in between, we’ve got you covered! We understand that packing for a dive trip can be a bit overwhelming, but fear not! We’ve anticipated this predicament and have prepared the perfect solution just for you: a comprehensive list of must-pack items.
Specifically tailored to make your scuba diving travel a breeze, our list covers all the essentials, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the exciting underwater world that awaits you. Get it reading our article: Tropical Vacation Packing List for Divers (With Downloadable Template)
Step 7: Scuba Travel Papers
If you’re planning an exciting dive travel adventure abroad, we know, paperwork can be a buzzkill, but trust us, it’s crucial to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience.
First things first, dust off that passport! Before you embark on your diving travel abroad, make sure your passport is valid. But here’s the catch: it must be valid for at least 6 months from your flight’s departure date. Nobody wants to be stranded in a foreign land due to a passport predicament, right?
Don’t Leave the VISA for the Last Minute
Depending on the countries you plan to visit during your dive travel, you might need a VISA to stay. Don’t make the mistake of leaving this important matter for the last minute. Research the visa requirements well in advance and ensure you have the necessary documentation in order.
Travel Insurance with Diving
Why Scuba Diving Travel Insurance is a Must?
We all know that diving is an exciting recreational sport that has significantly improved its safety through technological advancements. While it is safer than ever, we must acknowledge that there are still risks beneath the waves. That’s why diving insurance is not only a good idea but also a mandatory requirement in many countries around the world. The concept is simple: no insurance, no diving.
While the risk of decompression sickness, barotrauma, or gas embolism in recreational diving is very low, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Your regular travel or personal medical insurance may not cover your needs as scuba diver (using a hyperbaric chamber for example). You know how insurance companies can be, right?
Medical expenses during a dive-related emergency can be staggering, enough to leave you financially ruined. According to DAN (Divers Alert Network), hyperbaric chamber treatments alone can cost anywhere from $330 to $1,000 per hour, not to mention medication costs and doctor’s fees.
Don’t take the risk. Get scuba diving travel insurance.
Know more about them in our article Dive Insurance, What Should I Know Before Buying One?
Certification Card and Medical Checkup
Will you want to have your certification card in tow? Won’t you? The little card proudly showcases your diving level and expertise. Don’t forget it!
Speaking about forgetting something important. Leaving your medical “ok for diving” certification at home could be a great mistake. Safety first, scuba diver! Don’t forget to schedule a medical check up before your scuba diving travel.