wildife tours, adventure travel and general travel to Australia,
Southeast Asia and South America
When you partake in certain activities you may be
asked to sign a risk waiver. If you don't, you won't be allowed to
participate. Below are some typical examples. Please also remember
that participation in some activities such as bungee jumping, skydiving,
scuba diving may be excluded from your travel insurance coverage.
PADI Liability Release
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.
THIS IS A RELEASE OF YOUR RIGHTS TO SUE _________________________________________,
__________________________________________________ AND THEIR EMPLOYEES,
AGENTS, AND ASSIGNS (HEREIN AFTER “RELEASED
PARTIES”) FOR PERSONAL INJURIES OR WRONGFUL DEATH THAT MAY OCCUR
DURING DIVE ACTIVITIES AS A RESULT OF THE INHERENT
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SCUBA DIVING OR AS A RESULT OF THE NEGLIGENCE
OF THE RELEASED PARTIES.
1. I acknowledge that I am a certified scuba diver trained in safe
2. I am aware of the risks inherent in this sport and accept these
3. I am in good mental and physical fitness for diving, and I am not
under the influence of alcohol, nor am I under the influence of
any drugs that are contraindicatory to diving. If I am taking medication,
I affirm that I have seen a physician and have approval
to dive while under the influence of the medication/drugs.
4. I am aware of the dangers of breath holding while scuba diving,
and I will not hold the Released Parties and related entities
(such as employees, instructors, certified assistants, boat operators,
or diver training agencies) responsible if I am injured doing
5. I am aware that I will be diving with a buddy, and it will be our
responsibility to plan our dive allowing for our diving limitations
and the prevailing water conditions. I will not hold the Released
Parties responsible for my failure to safely plan my dive.
6. I will inspect all of my equipment prior to the activity and will
notify the Released Parties if any of my equipment is not working
properly. I will not hold the Released Parties responsible for my
failure to inspect my equipment prior to diving.
7. I acknowledge that I am physically fit to scuba dive, and I will
not hold the Released Parties responsible if I am injured as a result
of heart, lung, ear, or circulatory problems or other illnesses that
occur while diving.
8. I understand that even though I follow all of the appropriate dive
practices, there is still some risk of my sustaining decompression
sickness, embolism or other hyperbaric injuries, and I expressly assume
the risk of said injuries.
9. I expressly assume the risk and accept all responsibility to plan
my dive and dive my plan.
10. I understand that scuba diving is a physically strenuous activity
and that I will be exerting myself during this diving excursion,
and that if I am injured as a result of a heart attack, panic, hyperventilation,
etc., that I expressly assume the risk of said injuries
and that I will not hold Released Parties responsible for the same.
11. I understand that on this open-water diving trip, I will be at
a remote site and that there will not be immediate medical care or
hyberbaric care available to me, and I expressly assume the risk of
diving in such a remote spot.
12. IT IS THE INTENTION OF ____________________________________ BY
THIS INSTRUMENT TO EXEMPT AND RELEASE
____________________________________________________ and, _____________________________________________
and, ____________________________________________ AND ALL RELATED
ENTITIES AS DEFINED ABOVE FROM
ALL LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, WRONGFUL
CAUSED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED
I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS ASSUMPTION OF
RISK AND RELEASE BY READING IT BEFORE I SIGNED
IT ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS.
Signature of Diver Date
Signature of Parent or Guardian (Where Applicable) Date
G Product No. 10086 (1/99) Version 1.0 © International PADI,
LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
FOR SUPERVISION OF CERTIFIED DIVERS
If you are going rafting in Australia, you will have to sign a waiver
of liability form. While these vary from company to company, they
will all be similar to the following. As this will affect your rights
under Australian law, where any claims would be lodged, please read
and understand what is being said. Remember, though, regardless of
how you feel about such waivers, you will not be allowed to raft without
signing the form. The first part - a) & b) - is about how you
are covered under Australian law; the rest is what you are releasing.
a) The Trade Practices Act includes warranties that can’t be
excluded, including that the services supplied will be rendered with
due care and skill, and that any material supplied in connection with
those services will be reasonably fit for the purposes for which they
are supplied, and
b) Where you make known to the supplier the particular purpose for
which you require the services or the result of the services to be
achieved, the services and any material supplied in connection with
those services will be reasonably fit for the purpose or will be of
a nature and quality that might reasonably be expected to achieve
the result, except where the circumstances show that you do not rely
on or it is unreasonable for you to rely on the skill or judgment
of the supplier.
Except to the extent that you might benefit from the above warranties
and the benefit of all rights arising from them, you waive any and
all “other” rights and any claim resulting therefrom that
you may have now or in the future have against, and release from all
liability and agree not to sue (the rafting company) and its officers,
employees, guides, agents or representatives (staff) or the Licensor
for any personal injury, death, property damage, or loss sustained
by me as a result of my participation in an adventure trip with (the
rafting company) due to any cause whatsoever, including without any
limitation negligence at common law on the part of (the rafting company)
its staff or licensor.
You are aware that the (the rafting company)’s adventure trip
in addition to usual and inherent risks has certain additional dangers
and risk some of which may include physical exertion for which you
may not be prepared; remoteness from normal medical services; weather
extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change; evacuation difficulties
You accept the inherent risks of the proposed adventure trip and
possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting
You acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of adventure travel
is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and
activity beyond the accepted safety o life at home or at work and
that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement
being a reason for my participation.
You agree that if you suffer injury or illness (the rafting company)
can at your cost, arrange medical treatment and emergency evacuation
service, as (the rafting company) deems essential for your safety.
In entering into this Agreement, you are not relying on any oral,
written or visual representation or statements by (the rafting company)
or its staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on the adventure
trip, hence, only of your own free will.
Plus the usual age restrictions (you cannot raft under 13 and need
some legally responsible person over 18 if you are under that age)
and the agreement is binding on heirs and kin etc.
Don’t even ask about the skydiving waiver.