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Diving In Western Australia

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Western Australia is certainly one of the largest and most diverse states.  Admired for its amazing and unique coastline it is a scuba diver’s paradise, filled with the most extraordinary diving experiences.  Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef are part of Western Australia’s World Heritage listed dive sites and noted amongst divers, together with Australia’s East Coast Great Barrier Reef, as the top shelf of “Must Do” dive experiences while in Australia. Western Australia also has the world’s largest fringing reef – this means you can snorkel out and explore the reef easily from one of the many safe and accessible beaches along this stretch of Australia’s coastline.

Ningaloo Reef is one of the few places on earth where you can swim with whale sharks – the world’s largest fish.  It is a snorkelling only experience, so everyone can enjoy a face-to-fin encounter with these gentle giants, a truly awesome and humbling experience to add to your bucket list. Ningaloo’s whale shark season generally runs from March to July; however, the season can often stretch through to August and even September. Globally, it’s very rare to find these creatures so close to shore, but they visit Ningaloo every year.  To get close to the action, join a whale shark snorkel tour from Exmouth or Coral Bay. These tours boast a very high success rate of swimming with the whale shark; by using spotter planes, operators know where to head to ensure they capture this breathtaking experience.

Other excellent scuba diving locations around Exmouth include the Murion Islands, Light House Bay and the well published Navy Pier.  Dive with brightly adorned fish in the Bundegi Bombies reef sanctuary. Get up close to sci-fi sponges, gorgonians and sea whips at the entrance to the Exmouth Gulf. Mingle with turtles, manta rays, dolphins, dugongs, batfish, angelfish and clownfish to name only a few.  Shark Bay’s rare plant and animal life will also appeal to nature lovers and is best uncovered touring with Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures experience, which will teach you the traditions of one of the world’s oldest cultures.

So there has never been a better time to check out the whale sharks and diving tours that Western Australia has to offer. To find out more, visit www.diveinaustralia.com.au.

After working for Cairns based dive company Pro Dive Cairns for 12 years as their Sales & Marketing Manager, PADI Dive Master Stephen Brady now owns and runs Dive In Australia, a company that offers tailor-made diving experiences Down Under. To find out more, visit www.diveinaustralia.com.au.

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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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