At the Underwater Tribe we take safety very seriously. As we are often visiting out of the way places with our guests, whether it be in Bali or on a liveaboard, it’s very important that all of our guests carry both Diving Insurance as well as Medical Travel Insurance.
DAN Insurance is the best coverage for divers, they are recognized worldwide and are very efficient with helping their members get the best care possible for Diving accidents. However, the basic DAN membership only offers Diving Accident related health coverage. It does not offer coverage for accidents or illness outside of diving activities. Therefore, we recommend that all of our guests purchase the optional DAN Travel Insurance (in the USA and Canada) when becoming a member of DAN or before a trip. DAN Insurance Policies for USA and Canada
For those living outside of the US and Canada, the DAN coverage differs from location to location. For example, DAN Asia Pacific offers emergency medical coverage for accidents outside of diving for up to $10,000 but only with the Preferred Plus plan. In Australia, there is no accident emergency coverage available other than for diving accidents. Therefore, before visiting Indonesia we recommend that you check your insurance policy to make sure you are covered for both diving and non-diving accidents or illness.
Here is a link to all of the DAN offices worldwide, you need to become a DAN member and purchase insurance from your country of permanent residence: DAN Offices Worldwide
If you are looking for a Travel Insurance company that offers a broad range of coverage and is available worldwide, World Nomads Travel Insurance, and especially their “Total Explorer” option is one of the more comprehensive Travel Insurance options out there including Emergency Medical Coverage.
The minimum Diving Insurance coverage that we require at the Underwater Tribe is the DAN Short Term Insurance Policy. This is the perfect policy for divers who don’t want full year coverage and don’t want an annual membership with DAN. Simply sign up for Short Term Insurance of either 10 or 30 days and DAN will cover you for diving related accidents. However, this insurance policy is ONLY for in water diving accidents, it does not cover items such as illness or accidents such as car accidents or slipping on a wet sidewalk, we still recommend that all divers have proper medical travel insurance on top of their DAN coverage. We can sign you up for this Short Term Insurance either when you arrive in Bali or before your trip starts, you are covered as soon as the payment goes through. There are no restrictions based on age, depth, equipment or gas mixture. We can either pay the insurance for you and add it to your invoice or provide us with your Credit Card information to pay directly to DAN.
DAN Emergency Services Hotline: + 61 8 8212 9242 (Australia)
DAN Emergency Services USA: +1-919-684-9111
DAN Europe Emergency Services: +1-919-684-9111