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Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by GameChanger, May 23, 2020.

  1. dlofting

    dlofting DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
    540
    450
    ....and how do you know that any of these insurance plans, including DAN, remain solvent. In my opinion @NDL_Diver is right. Figure out the total cost to do this on your own, if everything goes wrong, and then make your decision on that basis.
     
  2. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    11,188
    4,351
    For me personally it's a complicated equation. As long as there is a significant probability of "everything going wrong", then whether or not insurance would cover it is of lesser concern to me.
     
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  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,628
    5,673
    I just want to avoid misinformation so common on the internet today. The words pandemic and epidemic are not found on this: https://www.danap.org/_pdf/travelassist.pdf
    or this: https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/files/handbook.pdf

    So kindly link your source.
     
  4. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
    3,209
    1,301
    I haven't been keeping up on this, but don't some countries have a two-week quarantine when you get there? If they "open" Cozumel does that mean no mandatory quarantine?
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,628
    5,673
    No tourists will go.
     
  6. NDL_Diver

    NDL_Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wichita
    436
    267
    From DAN dive insurance page

    https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/insurance/dive/

    Select "View Plans" and than download handbook

    https://media.dan.org/cms/DAN-NUFIC-Guardian-Handbook-KS.pdf

    This is the insurance included with Dive insurance
     
  7. NDL_Diver

    NDL_Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wichita
    436
    267
  8. ReefHound

    ReefHound Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
    6,338
    2,345
    I've seen countless stories of businesses taking temperature checks of customers. What I haven't seen are any stories about how that is going in practice. How many are being denied entry or passage? What is the reaction? I'll be surprised if denying entry or passage based on a fever check is going to go over well with the people. For one thing, probably 99% of all fevers have nothing to do with Covid-19. People aren't going to be happy to have their day if not week or month turned upside down when they feel like they are fine. I think many people will figure why chance a hassle and will take fever-reducing drugs before going to the airport.
     
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  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,628
    5,673
  10. NDL_Diver

    NDL_Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wichita
    436
    267
    True, their is a chance you will pay the ultimate cost, your life.

    I have been and stayed in an island hospital (not for DCS) on Bonaire with 5 fractured ribs. You would not want care from there for anything life threatening. Their SOP is to medical evac you to Columbia or Aruba for anything serious. I was told you want to go to Columbia if given the choice. They maybe have 3 ventilators in ER. The regular hospital rooms are like staying at a motel 6 with a stranger (2 to room). No heart, Blood Pressue, or O2 monitoring. Just a call button.
     

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