One of the most exciting things you can do when you’re on your holidays is go scuba diving. Swimming in crystal clear, deep blue waters and seeing exotic reefs and brightly coloured fish is an experience to behold.
Make sure you adhere to all safety rules when scuba diving abroad
As exciting as scuba diving abroad can be, it can also be a very dangerous sport. Not taking care on wet and slippery rocks can lead to slips, trips, and falls and not using the correct safety equipment can cause a more serious fate. If you are hiring equipment for a scuba diving holiday you need to be sure everything is in order before even considering taking to the water.
Five checks you must complete before scuba diving abroad:
- Ensure your air-tank is connected properly. Even though you should be assisted on your dive; breathing equipment is probably the most important piece of equipment you’ll need.
- Make sure your snorkel is clear of obstructions and is working properly
- Use good and effective footwear, slips, and trips can be extremely dangerous around harsh rocks and deep water
- You should always dive wearing a waterproof watch which shows your depth at all times. Your equipment will only work to a certain depth so you don’t want to go too deep.
- Check that your mask is crack-free. Any slight split will allow water in and could affect your breathing
You may be entitled to make a claim for compensation if you are hurt via slips, trips and falls
If you have been injured on holiday in an accident that wasn’t your fault you may be entitled to claim for compensation. Medical treatment abroad can be very expensive and you may need assistance getting home and with further treatment on your return – this is where compensation can really help you.
What happens next?
Accident Advice Helpline deals with an array of personal accident claims. They will compile all the evidence they need from you following a quick phone conversation, and let you know if they think you have a strong case.
Their friendly, professional advisors are available on a freephone helpline, which is answered 24/7, and they work purely on a no win, no fee basis.
Date Published: November 11, 2013
Author: David Brown