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2021 COVID RELIEF for PADI Members



To support PADI® Members worldwide during these challenging times, PADI is offering unprecedented and much needed relief. The organisation’s 2021 COVID RELIEF membership renewal plan provides flexibility and options to best help PADI Members overcome the unique hardships they are currently facing as they move into the year ahead.

“In these unprecedented times when diving activity is down, providing needed relief and unsurpassed support to loyal PADI Members is job one,” says Drew Richardson, President and CEO of PADI Worldwide. “The PADI staff and I understand that every member’s story differs across 182 countries, and we are listening and adapting to demonstrate solidarity and togetherness as we go forward into recovery.”

PADI is extending the following COVID RELIEF options for 2021 PADI Membership renewal:

  • Option 1: 20% off auto renewal – PADI’s lowest renewal rate – when enrolled by 15 November 2020
  • Option 2: 20% off one-time renewal when renewed online by 31 December 2020
  • Option 3: Defer 75% of the membership fee to March 2021 byenrolling in the auto renewal payment plan on or before 15 November 2020
    • 25% due in 2020 and the balance deferred until March 2021
    • 2021 renewal fee is based on last year’s auto renewal price – with no price increase, no additional fees or interest

Other benefits included in the 2021 membership renewal plan are:

  • 21 FREE digital learning products for PADI Instructors, and 19 FREE digital learning products for PADI Assistant Instructors and Divemasters to update their professional library
  • No price increase on PADI training materials or merchandise through at least 1 April 2021
  • All 2020 buying levels honored for 2021
  • A PADI Gear™ gift voucher for all PADI Professional members renewed by 31 December 2020
  • All existing benefits, services and support PADI Members have come to expect as part of the world’s best diver membership organisation are in place and upheld.

We are also providing an option for any current PADI Member to temporarily pause membership, if needed, and easily reactivate it in the future,” says Richardson. “Our members mean everything to us and we know that together we are stronger and will lead the world to seek adventure and save the ocean.”

As PADI continues to support the membership, both through COVID RELIEF and by driving industry recovery and demand for PADI training and services, PADI Members around the globe are sharing what being part of the PADI family means to them and their business. See what they have to say here.

PADI Members, connect with your PADI Regional Support Team to take full advantage of the great tools and benefits your membership offers. Visit the PADI Pros’ Site to complete your 2021 membership renewal.

Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)



In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Veronica’s film – Worse things Happen at Sea – can be seen here:

Sixth and final in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.

For more information please visit:

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Peli proud to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution



We know Peli from its popular camera cases, but from discovery to distribution, Peli’s temperature-controlled packaging is now delivering COVID-19 vaccines all over Europe and the Middle East

With the pandemic recovery just underway, COVID-19 vaccines and therapies are rapidly becoming available for use and they must be safely distributed worldwide, within their required temperature range. Peli’s BioThermal™ division is providing temperature-controlled packaging to meet this critical moment, protecting these crucial payloads.

Peli’s innovative cold chain packaging has been trusted for nearly 20 years by pharmaceutical manufacturers to safely ship their life-saving products around the world. To meet the current challenge, they have adapted their existing products to provide deep frozen temperatures when required for the newly developed life sciences materials. Current and new offerings will ensure the cold chain is maintained throughout the vaccine or therapy’s journey, maximising efficacy and patient health.

“We know that pharmaceutical companies are in all phases of the development process for vaccines and therapeutics and working tirelessly to bring safe and effective drug products to market quickly,” said Greg Wheatley, Vice President of Worldwide New Product Development and Engineering at Peli BioThermal. “Our engineering team matched this urgency to ensure they have the correct temperature-controlled packaging to meet them where they’re at in drug development for the pandemic recovery, from discovery to distribution.”

Peli BioThermal’s deep frozen products use phase change material (PCM) and dry ice systems to provide frozen payload protection with durations from 72 hours to 144+ hours. Payload capacities range from 1 to 96 litres for parcel shippers and 140 to 1,686 litres for pallet shippers.

New deep-frozen solutions are ideal for short-term vaccine storage, redirect courier transport of vaccines from freezer farm hubs to immunisation locations and daily vaccine replenishment to remote and rural areas.

Peli BioThermal temperature-controlled packaging is currently being used to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, either directly or through global transportation providers, in Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the UK as well as in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, with more countries set to join the list as the pandemic recovery process rolls out.

To learn more about the wide range of deep frozen Peli BioThermal shippers, visit and for more information.

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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email to book your spot!

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