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The 2018 Caribbean Travel Media Awards Finalists Announced




The Scubaverse team are delighted to announce that they have been nominated for two awards at the 2018 Caribbean Travel Media Awards! 

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has announced the shortlist of three finalists in each of the ten categories in the 2018 Caribbean Travel Media Awards. More than 130 entries across ten categories were reviewed by a panel of judges, representing the media and travel industry, via a strict criteria and points system.

Underwater Photography Editor, Nick Robertson-Brown, has made the short-list of just three finalists in the Best Piece of Photojournalism category for his feature on scuba diving in Barbados featured in the Scubaverse Annual. Caroline Robertson-Brown, Deputy Editor, has been shortlisted in the final three for Best Social Media Campaign for her series of blogs written whilst on assignment in The Bahamas which featured on the website.

Carol Hay, the CTO’s director of marketing for UK and Europe, said: “Congratulations go to all the nominees who made it to the shortlist. The standard of submissions was very competitive this year which included a record number of impressive blog posts and social media campaigns. This clearly reflects the huge part that social media now plays in helping to raise awareness and tell the great stories of the Caribbean.  I was also pleased to note the huge variety of niche media also represented.  We thank our Judges for taking the time to review the entries and make their decisions and look forward to welcoming them and the finalists to the Awards.

The overall winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Monday 5 November to be held during the World Travel Market at The Fox@ ExCel located at the West Entrance of the Excel Centre in London.

For more information about the Caribbean Tourism Organization please visit their website by clicking 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.

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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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