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BSAC divers save up to 25% at Marsa Shagra & Wadi Lahami with Oonasdivers

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UK-based Tour Operator Oonasdivers are encouraging BSAC divers to book early for January and February 2018 by offering 25% discount on their standard packages to Red Sea Diving Safari resorts Marsa Shagra & Wadi Lahami.

Prices start from as little as £360pp including transfers from Marsa Alam airport, 7 nights full board & selected soft drinks in a twin share beach safari tent, and five days diving.

These special packages are offered excluding flights to enable divers to take advantage of the often lower-priced flights to Hurghada or the latest extra flights to Marsa Alam. The team at Oonasdivers will be delighted to help you find the best flights to either airport, many of which are available with regional departures from the UK.

Staying and diving with Red Sea Diving Safari gives you a sense of space and freedom that you simply don’t get from a liveaboard or a large hotel. Each village offers diving that is suitable for all levels of experience, and accommodation to suit varying tastes and budgets.

Marsa Shagra is the most well-known and cosmopolitan of the Red Sea Diving Safari Villages. Shagra’s most attractive appeal is its mix of modern luxury and natural simplicity, giving you the best of both worlds. Shagra is just a 30-minute transfer from Marsa Alam airport and 2.5 hrs from Hurghada.

Marsa Shagra has one of the biggest, richest and most pristine house reefs in the southern Red Sea, and has been declared a protected area for the last 20 years, boasting at least five endemic species.

From sharks to nudibranchs, octopus to turtles, damsels to rays, this stunning reef really does have something to excite everyone, and with a depth range from 5m – 50m it’s suitable for all levels of ability.

The standard diving package at Marsa Shagra is unlimited and unguided house reef in buddy pairs. The house reef is open 365 days a year, from approx. 6am until 9pm. Included within your standard dive package are two orientation dives on your first day.

Wadi Lahami is a secluded village in Egypt’s pristine Deep South. This destination is for the true explorer featuring an almost completely empty coastline.

Wadi Lahami is definitely one Egypt’s last frontiers and an extremely valuable natural resource. Every diver should visit Lahami once in their life and explore the world-class Fury Shoals, the most pristine dive sites in the whole of the Red Sea. The hard corals of this enormous reef complex are believed to be one of the best examples worldwide.

The standard diving package at Wadi Lahami is five days off shore diving, four RIB dives per day.

For more information or to book, contact the Oonasdivers team now by calling +44 (0)1323 648924, email info@oonasdivers.com or visit www.oonasdivers.com.

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

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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.


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Peli proud to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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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 Peli.com and PeliBioThermal.com for more information.

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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.  

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