• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Here Comes Hurricane Dean....!

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by DandyDon, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    49,281
    4,852
    113
    I have DAN's top dive insurance, but I don't see how that could provide coverage for interruption due to weather?

    I have Trip insurance, which I take for other reasons.
    > Neither the airline or insurance company seem interested in refunding money spent on a plane ticket, even tho the trip essentially failed - as the airline got me there and back.
    > The insurance company doesn't seem interested in refunding money on unused portions of the tour, as I should expect refunds from the tour operator...
    Policy Exclusions
     
  2. MoonWrasse

    MoonWrasse Loggerhead Turtle

    1,860
    8
    0
    Hmmm...looking at it
    http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/insurance/compare.asp
    looks like you'll need to injure yourself, maybe just a small stab wound. That's what your dive knife is for, right?
    I'd suggest a toe :wink:


    I'd still contact both, maybe you'll get lucky.
     
  3. snepdiver

    snepdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southeast US
    3,912
    5
    38
    So did you make it home DD? Bummer about cancelling your trip, Well part of it anyway.
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    49,281
    4,852
    113
    Oh yeah, thanks. Got home Sunday. Got 4 dives in @ $500 a dive, but hope to get refunds from the tour Op. Could get that down to $250 a dive.
     
  5. CheddarChick

    CheddarChick Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wisconsin
    2,985
    61
    48
    money well spent.....Take a rain check, and you get to plan your next round in Cozumel. I would push th issue with the insurance company....
     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    49,281
    4,852
    113
    Oh, I'll try, but with little expectations from the Ins Co. It's up to the tour Op to refund 4 days of unused hotel, diving & snorkeling, and ground transportation prepaid.

    In comparison, I flew to Florida once, got blown out for a week, got refunds on prepaid dives, but was still out the plane ticket, car rental, hotels, food, etc. Blow outs happen, sometimes in a big way - but I go back.
     
  7. snepdiver

    snepdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southeast US
    3,912
    5
    38
    Super Blown out this time around. Good to hear that you made it out safe. Nothing else REALLY matters.

    I saw some dude on the news Sunday night that was arriving at Coz and they were saying that they were going to ride it out. Stupid, is all I can say. I was in South Alabama when Ivan and Katrina came onshore. No fun, Is all I can say. No fun at all.

    No power=no AC. When its 98 degrees outside and you can not get ice the only way to cool off between cutting up trees and gathering up the neighbors roof from your yard is a cold shower. Took about 20 of them in 3 days.
     
  8. cowdog77

    cowdog77 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hill Country of Texas
    399
    10
    18
    Glad you made it home in one piece, Don. Money doesn't grow on trees so I hope you come out on the travel insurance too.
     
  9. MoonWrasse

    MoonWrasse Loggerhead Turtle

    1,860
    8
    0
    Well, maybe Dean wasn't so bad afterall.

    The BBC's Heather Alexander in the resort of Cancun further north says people there are breathing a sigh of relief. It feels more like a rainy day than a serious storm, she says, and people are out walking in the streets.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6956874.stm
     

Share This Page