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More information emerges regarding Pro Dive Mexico’s SHARKSCHOOL program



Pro Dive Mexico

Sharkschool pic (2)Pro Dive Mexico, one of the most established and recognized dive operations & CDC Centers in Latin America located at several 4-5* Resorts along the Riviera Maya and in Cozumel, have announced more details on the implementation of their first Sharkschool™ Riviera Maya, in collaboration with the world’s most renowned shark behavioural scientist Dr. Erich Ritter and WiroDive.

This unique event on the Yucatan Peninsula will take place from 15-25 Feb 2016 at the top training facilities of Pro Dive Mexico´s coveted partner hotel Occidental Allegro Playacar, located at one of the finest white sandy beaches on the Riviera Maya, provide experienced divers with the privilege to encounter bull sharks, learn about their behaviour, interpret situations, react correctly and most importantly to feel comfortable around them.

Dr. Ritter convincingly states “Once a person is capable of blocking the erroneous media created image, lets the situation develop without prejudice or fear, and solely tries to interpret the shark’s signals and the environmental factors, an encounter will be rewarding, and not just for the person but the shark as well.”

“SharkSchool™ stands for the safe interaction with sharks and the understanding of situations during encounters. That´s how SharkSchool™ connects links between humans, sharks and shark conservation. The collaboration with Dr. Ritter and WiroDive in regards to the Organization of a SharkSchool™ seminar in Playa del Carmen is an additional important step towards the conservation of ‘our’ sharks,” highlights Markus Fleischmann, CEO & Founder of Pro Dive Mexico.

The 11 days/10 nights “SHARKSCHOOL™ & SAILFISH ENCOUNTER” package for travel dates 15–25 February 2016 is available at US$ 3,299 per diver only and includes:

  • Return transfers Cancun – Playacar – Cancun
  • 10 nights accommodation at OCCIDENTAL ALLEGRO PLAYACAR****
  • Standard Superior double room with All Inclusive meal plan
  • 5 days of “BULL SHARK” diving with Dr. Erich Ritter & PRO DIVE MEXICO

incl. 2 dives, tanks, weights, Nitrox

  • SHARKSCHOOL™ Dr. Erich Ritter seminar, 1.5 hours daily (6 days), held at OCCIDENTAL ALLEGRO PLAYACAR
  • 3 full days of Sailfish encounters, incl. transportation, drinks & snacks, lunch,

English-speaking Guide, accompanied by  Dr. Erich Ritter

  • Excluding: return flights, services that are not mentioned above, personal expenses.
  • Single room supplement OCCIDENTAL ALLEGRO PLAYACAR**** US$ 37/person/ night.
  • Extended and shortened experiences are available on request, as well as package-specific itineraries, terms & conditions.

Pro Dive Mexico actively supports the field work of the local project by equipping their dive guides with transmitters which they use to gain data and then pass on to the organization, which focuses on the protection of Bull Sharks in the Mexican Riviera Maya.

Everything under one roof, Pro Dive Mexico provides tailor-made experiences, arranges Stay & Dive packages at preferred rates, and offers airport shuttles and combo options to explore the highlights of the Yucatan, such as the mystic Mayan Cenotes, vibrant Cozumel Marine Park, the fastest fish in the world (Sailfish), wrecks, the largest fish of the ocean (Whale Shark), and visits to world heritage sites.

Visit Pro Dive Mexico’s website or inquire by emailing

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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