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New Female Scuba Diving Guinness World Record Attempt Announced

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Hot off the heels of PADI’s Women’s Dive Day, a new event that celebrates women’s achievements in scuba diving has been announced.

Kuwati national Reem Abdullah Al Edan, an SSI Divemaster who is in the process of completing her SSI Instructor qualification as she works in the Ministry of Health in Kuwait, is currently preparing to challenge and break the female Guinness World Record for the Longest Saltwater Scuba dive.

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The event, which is planned for October 2015 and will take place in Hurghada in the Egyptian Red Sea, is being organised by a management team made up from members of the Rescue and Environmental Protection Society and Splash Red Sea, who were also involved in the recent successful Guinness World Record by Walaa Hafez to become the Longest Male Saltwater Scuba Diver.

It is the management team’s intention to train a support team and Reem herself in Egypt with the International support team, who will consist mainly of women.

It’s hoped by the organisers that the event will further raise the profile of women in diving. It is also important to Reem to raise the awareness of women in Arabian countries who face daily challenges. She would like to show that it is possible to succeed and overcome a negative attitude in a male dominated atmosphere.

It is also hoped that the joint Kuwati-Egyptian event will demonstrate that the two countries can support and celebrate this achievement together, and will highlight that Egypt is still a safe place to travel for divers.

Any additional offers of sponsorship from within the diving community will also be welcomed.

The organisers of the event are actively seeking applications from women in the industry who are interested in assisting in this challenge by joining the support team.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a part of this event, email the organisers at reem.longestscubadive@gmail.com including your CV and a photograph.

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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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