Diving Excursion Risks
We are excited to have you join us, but feel compelled to point out some of the risks involved in making an open ocean transit to visit and dive in a remote archipelago far off the coast of wild Baja.
On a voyage like this, we are always at the whim of Mother Ocean. All of our ships are equipped with the latest in satellite technology, full time data links, internet at sea and marine radios. We can’t control the weather but we can monitor the forecasts very carefully and our shoreside management team is in constant contact with the ships and available 24/7 in case of emergencies. We need you to be aware that there is always a risk of adverse weather, mechanical breakdown, errors or mistakes made by our crew, medical evacuations or other interruptions to your trip that are beyond our control.
Diving with marine animals entails risk. This is not Disneyland! Scuba divers risk embolism, decompression sickness, dehydration or other medical issues. Guests and crew alike are susceptible to accidents, tripping and falling, sprains or broken bones, heart attacks, stroke or medical conditions such as appendicitis, pancreatitis, diabetic complications, severe infections, abcesses or other emergency conditions.
We require that all of our guests have dive insurance that covers emergency care. We highly recommend travel insurance that covers evacuation flights. We make it really easy to purchase insurance online or at our dive centers. A typical policy costs $240. The cost of a medevac flight is at least $10,000 and the cost of chamber treatment starts at $15,000. You will have to arrange payment up front for these costs before any flight or treatment if you don’t have insurance coverage.
A sample liability release and waiver can be viewed here and requires your acceptance, agreement and signature when you visit our dive centers before boarding your ship. We wish you an amazing and completely uneventful trip with smooth seas and excellent diving.