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blondmyth

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DCI, anyone here had it before?
« on: 26 Sep 14, 17:54 »
What were your symptoms? And the dive profile that caused it?

Thought I had it as didn't do a deco stop after exceeding Ndl during a trip to Bali last month, but symptoms such as tingling fingers and lethargy only developed 5 days after last dive. Saw the sgh dive physician who ruled DCI out.

Incident has certainly highlighted the importance of dive insurance in case u need the chamber

runez

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Re: DCI, anyone here had it before?
« Reply #1 on: 26 Sep 14, 18:38 »
Just a note that insurance may not cover you if you exceed your highest qualification. E.g. Deco diving or going deeper than certified.

Some insurance policies also have additional clauses such as no deeper than 30m. So do read the fine print to know what you're covered for.

Many dive computers are conservative, so exceeding the NDL doesn't automatically mean a DCS hit. However, there are cases of DCS hits within NDLs ("undeserved hits"). So, it's a good idea not to exceed NDLs unless you know what you are doing.



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Re: DCI, anyone here had it before?
« Reply #2 on: 26 Sep 14, 18:38 »
I just bought DAN membership and insurance. I think it's better to have than not.
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Re: DCI, anyone here had it before?
« Reply #3 on: 27 Jan 15, 15:31 »
I just bought DAN membership and insurance. I think it's better to have than not.

Hi Fireflies/ All,

When I tried to view "Access to Dive Accident Insurance" in DAN's website, the country of residence only shows US and Canada. How to get around this?

snikrs

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Re: DCI, anyone here had it before?
« Reply #4 on: 27 Jan 15, 15:38 »
When I tried to view "Access to Dive Accident Insurance" in DAN's website, the country of residence only shows US and Canada. How to get around this?

You'd have to look at DAN Asia-Pacific for our neck of the woods. http://www.danap.org/

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Re: DCI, anyone here had it before?
« Reply #5 on: 18 Feb 15, 00:51 »
yeah. it is better to have DAN insurance...
I do have DAN insurance, but I also do buy travel insurance... if needed, will claim my travel insurance 1st, then DAN.

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Re: DCI, anyone here had it before?
« Reply #6 on: 18 Feb 15, 02:38 »

yeah. it is better to have DAN insurance...
I do have DAN insurance, but I also do buy travel insurance... if needed, will claim my travel insurance 1st, then DAN.

DAN is secondary insurance. If u have a travel insurance and ur incident is covered in it, DAN will not cover it.


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Re: DCI, anyone here had it before?
« Reply #7 on: 19 Feb 15, 02:01 »
DAN is secondary insurance. If u have a travel insurance and ur incident is covered in it, DAN will not cover it.


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yeah. if worst case, the travel insurance does not have enough funds, then DAN will kick in.

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Re: DCI, anyone here had it before?
« Reply #8 on: 20 Feb 15, 03:15 »
Which insurer do most of you buy your travel insurance from?

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Re: DCI, anyone here had it before?
« Reply #9 on: 20 Feb 15, 16:02 »
I buy it from AIG, but I have DAN as well


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