2020 - 2021 Scuba Diving Holidays, Liveaboards and Learn to Dive Courses to the Maldives, Red Sea, Canary Islands, Far East, Caribbean and the Pacific.

Sportif Dive - diving holidays worldwide

Coronavirus Information

We understand the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be causing concern and that you may have some questions about your holiday plans. Our customers’ health and well-being is our priority and we continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the relevant UK Government Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCDO) advice for all of our destinations. To help answer any questions you may have, please see some of the frequently asked questions below.


Will my holiday booked with Sportif go ahead?
We know that the current situation poses many questions but we’d like to reassure you about taking a holiday with Sportif.

We continue to operate as normal, with many of our customers still scheduled to travel and enjoy their holidays as booked. Many destinations are planning to open up for travel and putting in place protocols to ensure the highest standards of health and safety. Being on the water in the open air is one of the best places to be. 

Nearer the time of travel, if the government advice means you are unable to travel to a particular destination, you will be given the option to change your booking or a full refund.

For the latest advice on travelling to specific countries see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


I have already booked a holiday - what are my options?
Until the holiday services are cancelled (such as airline flights) your holiday is still planned to go ahead as booked. If you wish to cancel, our standard terms and conditions for cancellations apply here. We understand your concerns and if you do wish to travel on your original travel date but would like to rebook for another date, call us on +44 (0)1273 844919 or email info@sportif.travel and we will be happy to discuss the options. We have excellent and long standing relationships with our partners, many of whom will offer flexible terms.

If the UK Government Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCDO) advice mean you are unable to travel, nearer the time of your holiday date, we will contact you to discuss your options, including rebooking to a future date or full refund. 


How will the current UK Quarantine rules affect my holiday?
The current quarantine rules put in place by the UK Government are under review with future announcements by the Government planned for updates. For the latest update on whether you will have to quarantine on arrival your can check by country here. We anticipate that travel 'air corridors' will be put in place in the future, relaxing the rules and allowing travel without quarantine restrictions to certain destinations. If quarantine is going to affect your holiday, we will be in touch to discuss your options. Further information can be found on the latest situation for travel in and out of the UK here.


Can I get travel insurance to cover claims relating to Coronavirus?
Some travel companies are now offering travel insurance to cover Covid-19 medical cover whilst abroad and cancellation in certain circumstances. For further information on travel insurance see here.


How can I protect myself from Covid-19 (Coronavirus)?
We advise you to follow all applicable travel advice, including the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and World Health Organisation. For step by step advise on Travel Abroad see here.
 

Mandatory Requirements Before Arrival Back into the UK
The testing on arrival requirement is in addition to the existing mandatory requirement for all international arrivals aged 11 years and over to provide a negative Covid-19 test result before departure for England, taken up to 3 days before departure. More information about these requirements can be found in the UK Government guidance here.

  1. Check the latest coronavirus travel restrictions
  2. Complete the travel declaration form for international travel
  3. Check if you need a negative test result to enter your destination
  4. or if you need to quarantine upon arrival
  5. Complete a passenger locator form
  6. Follow the rules for entering the UK

Further information and advice can be found on the Government website here.


Covid-19 UK Entry Requirements
12 February 2021


The UK Government has confirmed new mandatory testing requirements for all international arrivals to England, effective from Monday 15 February 2021.

Customers arriving in England will be required to have two PCR tests, on day 2 and day 8 of their 10-day quarantine. If arriving from a 'red list' country, passengers will also need to quarantine in a government approved hotel.

It is vital that all arriving customers comply with these testing and quarantine requirements and complete the online Passenger Locator Form before arriving at the departure airport. Please note, these UK Government public health measures will be enforced using financial penalties.

Passengers must book and pay for either an arrival test package or hotel quarantine package prior to travel, citing the reference number in their Passenger Locator Form. The official online portal is here.
 

Further Information

For any further queries you may have, please call us on +44 (0)1273 844919.
 
For travel from and return in and out of other counties, please see the Goverment advice for your country of residence and departure and transit countries and other travel requirements applicable to your nationality.
 


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.