Authur: Natacha Gajdoczki
Traveling can be a great experience and a wonderful opportunity for divers to explore new territories, but it is essential to be prepared before the big dive trip. Planning ahead will help your trip run smoothly so you can enjoy yourself more fully. You don’t want to miss out on scuba diving because you didn’t know a location required a special permit, or get sick because you didn’t receive the required vaccinations. After choosing a dive destination, be sure to spend time getting to know the location and become aware of the necessary actions to take before the trip.
People often use travel insurance to cover the cost of lost luggage or missed flights, but scuba divers need travel insurance to also cover their scuba diving activities. Make sure your insurance includes coverage for medical treatments and equipment emergencies specific to scuba diving.
Besides travel insurance, scuba divers should also take care of any medical preparations required before taking off on a dive adventure. If you are required to complete a PADI medical statement for certain courses or receive a vaccination before your trip, be sure to do so early to avoid last-minute problems.
Going on a dive trip is a great opportunity to learn new skills and take courses that aren’t offered at home. Start getting ready for your next adventure by visiting padi.com vacation spotlights or ScubaEarth.com featured destinations to get inspired. You can also contact your local PADI Dive Shop to receive more travel advice and find the perfect dive destination to travel to this year.