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    • pilotamx
    • By pilotamx 5th Jan 18, 7:33 PM
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    Covering theft and robberies during travels
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    • 5th Jan 18, 7:33 PM
    Covering theft and robberies during travels 5th Jan 18 at 7:33 PM
    Hi,

    My holidays are approaching and this year I go to the Philippines. I checked the Home office website, and it reports being robbed there isn't really uncommon. I have never had problems travelling from the middle east, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Thailand, but know I am questioning if it might the right time to get a cover for my belonging.
    My travel insurance for divers doesn't really cover thefts and robberies. As my camera backpack with a camera (around £2k), a drone (around £1k) plus lenses and mobile phones can easily hit £5k, I need a proper insurance. I tried to scout something online but I see most of travel insurers don't cover objects worth more than £500.

    Any idea how to proceed?

    thanks
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    • societys child
    • By societys child 5th Jan 18, 7:57 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 7:57 PM
    It all sounds like a big risk, no wonder no one wants your business, you might have to self insure. ie you take the risk.

    • elsien
    • By elsien 5th Jan 18, 8:02 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 8:02 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 8:02 PM
    Specialist dive insurer? Or try a broker as a starting point, rather than the standard online options.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 6th Jan 18, 2:42 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 2:42 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 2:42 PM
    Add personal effects cover to your Home Insurance which will cover these items.

    Check the small print as there may be restrictions eg whilst left unattended and / or if in checked in baggage and may not cover diving equipment
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