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Sportif Dive Holidays add Gan Island to their Maldives Programme



Sportif Dive Holidays have added Gan Island to their extensive Maldives diving holiday programme. Located in the southern-most part of the Maldives, you can fly directly into Gan Island.

“Gan offers a different kind of Maldives with fantastic diving, great value the opportunity to explore other islands via costal roads including Feydhoo, Maradhoo and Hithadhoo,” says Sportif.

Their recommended hotel is the Equator Village with 78 bungalows set in courtyard gardens. The hotel has a private beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar serving international and local cuisine. When not diving there is a spa providing a team of PADI dive instructors that offer a range of courses for all levels, boat dives and a house reef which is accessible from the hotel’s beach.

Dive on pristine reefs, with a variety of exotic species of fish such as the resident leaf fish and year round Mantas at nearby Addu, one of the very few places in the Maldives where Manta rays with over 5m wingspans are known to exist. Accessible from the centre is the British Loyalty; this is the largest wreck in the Maldives, spanning 140 meters with depths of 17-33 meters making it accessible for all levels of qualified diver. The channels and outer reefs of this atoll are also home to a number of shark species, hawksbill, green turtles and schools of large fish.


Sportif are offering 7 nights Full Board from £1,299pp including return flights and transfers, with a 6 days non-limit dive pack tank/weights for £399 per person. Extension stays and cultural tours in Sri Lanka are available from £299 for 3 nights half board.

To book please call Sportif Dive Holiday on +44(0)1273 844919 or for more information or click here

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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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

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.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email to book your spot!

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