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    Established TDF Member Firefly's Avatar
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    Irish insurance question

    Q; With LeisureInsure pulling out of Ireland will it affect diving/dive boats etc? https://www.independent.ie/business/...-38329493.html

    Or are they able to insure elsewhere?

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    Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya MadUKDiver's Avatar
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    This would seem the practical consequence of "compensation culture" where trivial and inflated claims are rife and courts fail to reject frivolous or inappropriate actions rather than prioritise genuine cases of harm and hardship.

    Hopefully the skippers operate under commercial rather than 'leisure' insurance. Alternatively register and insure in another state and sail under a flag of convenience

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    It would appear there may be some risk to the diving industry:

    "Coastal activity centres across Ireland are the next business with a sinking feeling. Whale and dolphin watching, snorkelling tours, diving and boat charters and technical diving all face possible closure – because insurers are terrified of the claims."

    Reported here: https://www.theguardian.com/money/20...lture-goes-mad


 

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