As with any insurance it’s important that you make sure you are properly covered for the type of trip you are undertaking, and that doesn't just apply to the skydiving - make sure all aspects of your break are covered! And read all the terms and conditions carefully (remember you have a cooling off period of 14 days with any insurance policy if you find you are not happy with the cover). Likewise, if you do not go sky diving on every holiday, a one off single trip policy may be a better option covering your skydiving trip separately rather than an all-encompassing annual policy.
JS Travel Insurance are experts in finding excellent cover for specialist areas - and in particular they love adventure sports. We understand from the company that their skydiving policy is proving exceptionally popular.
They offer online quotes for tandem skydiving insurance but ask that those wanting other skydiving cover to call them on 0800 047 5065 or 01273 773 017.
Sports travel insurance from the renowned specialist sports insurer SportsCover Direct provides single day or annual multi trip cover for holidays world-wide and can include cover for activities such as tandem sky diving (the company no longer cover solo skydivers).
The company also offer 'ActivityTopUp' for one or multiple days cover abroad - which means their cover can be combined with another companies standard annual travel policy negating the need to duplicate insurance cover.
SportsCover Direct offer a separate policy which offers Sports Accident Cover including Physiotherapy cover, Loss of Earnings, Personal Liability Protection, Legal expenses, Personal Accident Benefits and Rehabilitation cover. With Sports Accident insurance, they will cover solo skydiving within the UK as long as the participant is qualified to do so. Just select Sports Accident cover from the products list on their site.
The quote process with SportsCover Direct policies is really easy, and you can check the price of your policy without entering personal details, allowing you to decide whether it is cheap enough before progressing further.
Skydiving or parachuting, normally takes one of the following forms:
Skydiving accidents occur most frequently when the normal safety procedures are not followed as they should be, and the landing is the critical time when injuries tend to be leg or back related. Rigorous safety processes to check the equipment are undertaken, and a reserve 'chute is always carried. Unless a seasoned skydiver, equipment such as goggles, jumpsuit gloves and harnesses are provided by the company organising your jump.
Europe is a popular venue for skydiving with centres both in the UK and notably in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Greece (especially Crete). Worldwide destinations include the US, New Zealand and Australia - be aware that not all travel insurers will cover skydiving trips to the US due to the high cost of medical treatment, although both the companies on our panel will.
Sky Diving Holiday Companies:
This content was last reviewed on 07/06/2016