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<font color='#000080'>Does anyone know if it is possible to arrange independant insurance for holiday cancellation that will offer the same cover as a ABTA/ATOL travel agent.

Reason being,  we are looking at chartering a liveaboad for a large group of us direct with the owners and would then arrange our own flights seperately.

Daz
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Daz

Are you not just looking for travel insurance which covers diving ?  I nearly alway use Buddyindepth.co.uk. Good cover for both normal things plus insured to dive to whatever I am qualified to do, group booking they may offer a discount.

Most airlines are ATOL bonded anyway.  

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Hey Daz,

Off the top of my head, I'd advise you speak directly to Westfield (their SCUBA & Marine policy) to see what they might advise.

Good luck.
 

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<font color='#000080'>Cheers,

I have my annual insurance with Westfield so will give them a try.  The problem is that if we charter a liveaboard direct with a company in say egypt for 20 people at a cost of £500 each and the company goes TU can we get our money back...


I'll give Westfield a try.

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If no luck you should be able to get covre through one of the big brokers like Marsh.
They have contacts with underwriters directly and can cover anything.........at a price.
 

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Daz,

If your dive group are home owners they may already be individually covered for their kit (mine is under home and contents - even if I have to ditch all in an emergency).

Bryan

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Sorry abt the above, I saw the word insurance and went off into a little world of my own without reading all of the question.

I left my post in because, although nothing to do with the question asked, I don't think that many divers would know that their kit is covered in this way - it is certainly worth finding out about. (I actually wrote to my insurers and got a letter back confirming that my kit was covered, even if dumped in emergency). As always the insurance could be invalidated if exceeding the "qualified to" depth.
 
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