Sportif Dive - diving holidays worldwide

Before You Go

Before you go, here is a quick reminder of essential travel documents and other information you may need.

Passports

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 >

Insurance

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.

PADI
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:


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.


To Book Travel and Scuba Diving Insurance and for further information on cover and conditions, see our insurance information page here >


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.