In his latest contribution to science, billionaire and adventurer, Sir Richard Branson, recently revealed plans to set a batch of new world records by exploring the five deepest regions of Earth’s oceans: the Mariana Trench in the Pacific, the Puerto Rico Trench and the South Sandwich Trench in the Atlantic, the Diamantina trench in the Indian, and the Molloy Deep in the Arctic. The businessman has also been working on a space tourism venture with the construction of a $209 million spaceport in New Mexico.
At Travel Insurance Review, we want to be clear that travel insurance plans do not currently provide coverage for space travel or deep sea dives. At least not yet.
As travel extends to these new frontiers, travel insurance companies may re-evaluate their coverage plans in time, and given the Necker Nymph, a three-person submarine used by guests of Branson’s private Caribbean resort, can dive to a depth of 130 feet below the ocean’s surface travel insurance companies may have to take a look at deep sea diving coverage sooner than later.
For the time being, however, travelers should understand that even coverage for SCUBA diving has depth limits that apply to their coverage. So be sure to know what your plan covers and the limits that are applied before you head out on your next trip.