Before You Go
Before you go, here is a quick reminder of essential travel documents and other information you may need.
For a holiday abroad you will need a full 10 year Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity to all countries of the world. Make sure that it is valid for the duration of your holiday and for the country you are visiting. You need it for exchanging travellers cheques and currency. Please ensure that the names on the passports must match the names outlined on travel documents and tickets. It is the responsibility of all passengers to ensure that they comply with all the immigration requirements for the country to be visited. We can accept no liability for clients who have insufficient or incorrect documentation. All the above applies to British passport holders. Other nationalities must check with the relevant consulates in the UK.
Visas & Health Requirements
Some countries also require travellers to have Visas and, unless stated to the contrary under the resort information, it is the responsibility of all those travelling to ensure that they obtain these in good time before their date of travel. For Nationals from countries outside the UK, please refer to the relevant embassy for more information and requirements.
For more information see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice >
You are required to have the necessary travel insurance to book a holiday with us as part of our terms and conditions of business. We can accept your own independently sourced insurance as long as it will cover you for your chosen activities you have booked through us, including diving to the depth you are qualified for. If you do not have an insurance policy that covers scuba diving, Sportif recommend that you book a comprehensive general travel policy that will cover you to the depth you are qualified to dive to plus any other activies to include third party liabiltiy insurance. You should not dive below this depth as this may invalidate your insurance.
Please insure that you take your insurance confirmation or certificate with you when travelling. You may be refused access to diving if you do not provide evidence of current insurance at the dive centre.
Book your scuba diving insurance here >
Medical Certification Required
Our partner Scuba Diving Centres will require each diver to a sign a medical certificate stating you are fit and healthy to dive or to provide a specific certificate signed by a physician before your dive. The law in Spain requires you to have a medical sign off that you are healthy with no pre-existing conditions.
Before participating in diving packages (both shore and boat diving or PADI courses, programmes, all qualified and student divers must complete paperwork, such as a brief scuba medical questionnaire that ask about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. To check you are fit and well for diving, you must not have any pre-existing conditions as outlined on downloadable forms below:
- PADI Courses & Diving – Divers Medical Questionnaire and Medical Statement
- PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Participant Statement and Medical Questionnaire
- PADI Bubblemaker Statement and Medical Questionnaire
- PADI Seal Team Statement and Medical Questionnaire
- PADI TecRec Technical Diving – Diving Safe Practices Statement
SSI - Scuba Schools International
SSI medical questionnaires and Physician guidelines regarding getting a certificate signed by your doctor before you arrive in resort (Medical Questionnaire RSTC & Physician Sign-Off). Because of limited availability of doctors in resort at short notice and charges that would apply, we recommend that you get this signed by your doctor before your departure and bring with you before you arrive, to ensure you are able to dive in your resort.
- SSI Courses & Diving – SSI Medical Statement ENGLISH
For Spain and other countries requiring medical certifcate before you dive.
- SSI Courses & Diving – Divers Medical Questionnaire and Medical Statement
- SSI Courses & Diving – SSI Guidelines Physical Examination RSTC
To Book Travel and Scuba Diving Insurance and for further information on cover and conditions, see our insurance information page here >