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PADI Women's Dive Day 2016

As momentum for PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017 swells, stakeholders across the dive industry are invited to take part in this growing event. For the past two years, divers from every corner of the globe have come together on PADI Women’s Dive Day to bond over their love of the ocean and a passion for diving. Gaining in popularity year after year, this budding tradition will continue on 15 July 2017 with aims to further strengthen and support the dive community by attracting new divers and bringing inactive divers back to the sport.

Since its launch in 2015, the PADI Women In Diving initiative has gained widespread adoption and support. By the second year, participation had doubled, growing from 335 events in 2015 to 703 events in 2016. PADI Dive Centers and Resorts hosted a range of activities across 77 countries, including everything from high tea on the high seas to shark dives and underwater cleanups.

“All our female PADI Instructors get just as excited about this event as the women divers who join us,” says Hayley-Jo Carr of Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas. “The day is about getting together to learn and share our passion for exploration, education and conservation.”

Worldwide media also championed the cause, garnering nearly 400 million media impressions for PADI Women’s Dive Day 2016, with inclusion in outlets such as The New York Times, Huffington Post and The Boston Globe.

“By coming together to celebrate women in diving, we’re seeing a tangible increase in the number of women learning to dive and their level of engagement with the dive industry. We’re attracting new customers for PADI Dive Centers and Resorts and the industry as a whole,” says Kristin Valette, PADI Worldwide Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer. “As a female dive industry executive, my personal desire is to champion a female-friendly dive community that will empower and inspire women of all ages to become divers for life and lifelong advocates for the ocean.”

You’re encouraged to take part in PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017 and there are a number of ways you can get involved:

  • Contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort or visit com/women-dive to find an event near you.
  • Follow PADI’s social channels to get inspired and share stories of women making an impact on the sport and the planet, like those of the Inspiring PADI Women Contest Winners. Use #PADIWomen and #PADIWomensDiveDay be part of the conversation and share the excitement.
  • Plan an event. PADI Dive Centers and Resorts can add events to the PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017 event locator. If you aren’t affiliated with a PADI Dive Center or Resort but would like to host an event, share your event information with your PADI Regional Headquarters (PADI Americas: womendive@padi.com; PADI Asia Pacific: marketing@padi.com.au; PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa: emea@padi.com).

For additional information about PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017, visit padi.com/women-dive.

Source: divenewswire.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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