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DAN vs. Dive Assure for dive and travel insurance?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Janie88, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Janie88

    Janie88 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Columbus OH
    144
    87
    I asked the guy at DAN about this. His reply was "maybe, I guess." - I'm not going to depend on that. And the wording in the coverage is not clear to me either.
     
  2. Janie88

    Janie88 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Columbus OH
    144
    87
    Thanks Dan. I may go this route too. My husband and I both have the same BCBS medical insurance, but it might not be a bad idea to go with DAN for the dive and Dive Assure for the travel. I feel the same way you do. I'd rather be "over" covered than not have enough. Of course it'd be nice to have just the right amount, but so far I'm not finding it.
     
  3. gqllc007

    gqllc007 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Albany NY
    202
    87
    I checked that and annual insurance was $1,324 fr Voyager and one week Trip was $296
     
  4. Janie88

    Janie88 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Columbus OH
    144
    87
    When I look at the Dive Assure travel plan, it looks like it covers both travel and for diving, am I missing something?
     
  5. jonhall

    jonhall Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    1,188
    635
    This was in one of my posts in the other thread: ".......have looked into the DiveAssure travel insurance (have to purchase a DA membership as well) as it includes diving benefits, per trip." It would eliminate the need to purchase DAN dive insurance also.

    Have just purchased the cheap Allianz Travel plan, $28, which has included Covid in the trip cancellation and trip interruption sections of the policy. Language used in the policy includes that if your return is interrupted by a covered reason your coverage will be extended - this would be "trip delay" and it is unclear, probably unlikely, that quarantining due to Covid would be covered, but there are expenses covered (not much for my cheap policy) under this section. If traveling restrictions were to stay the same by the time my travel to Coz happens - late Nov - I will call to get an update on that section of the policy. Also saw that scuba diving is included in the Allianz plan as long as dive's not over 60' or you're with a DM - I wouldn't count on the small benefit amount for medical to cover my diving. At this point I will re-up my DAN membership and dive insurance before my trip since I have the Alliance Travel. If I didn't have the Allianz plan I would have considered the DA plan due to covering both travel and diving.
     
  6. Janie88

    Janie88 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Columbus OH
    144
    87
    When I looked at the Dive Assure "travel" plan, it includes not only dive accidents but travel interruption, cancelation, delays, and also COVID and quarantining. So my question is, do I really need DAN dive ins. in addition to below?
    Policy Limit
    $500,000
    Emergency Medical Expenses - Diving Related
    $500,000
    Emergency Medical Evacuation - Diving Related
    $500,000
    Emergency and Accidental Medical Treatment and Evacuation – Non-Diving Related
    $50,000
    Covid-19 related daily quarantine expenses
    $100/day(Up to the max curtailment limit)
     
  7. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    11,244
    9,098
    Depends on where you live, which policy you purchase, and the pricing of the single trip you are covering.
     
  8. jonhall

    jonhall Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    1,188
    635
    I would say no - you'd just be doubling up.

    Are the quarantine expenses for during the policy period or do they extend beyond the policy period? In other words, in the example of testing positive for Covid just before one's return trip home, will it cover the Covid quarantining days that are outside the original return home date?
     
  9. Janie88

    Janie88 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Columbus OH
    144
    87
    I am not sure, will need to see if I can call someone to ask specifically about that.
     
  10. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    11,244
    9,098
    Please remember than DAN provides more than just insurance; they also talk to your doctors/medics and act as your advocate.
    If you have a DCS problem, DAN absolutely wins on balance.
    If you are only talking travel insurance, then the game is wide-open to much more thatn DAN and Dive Assure.
     
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