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Top reasons to try Liveaboard Charter diving

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One of the great things about scuba diving is the people you meet from all walks of life with a shared passion for the ocean – it brings people together for adventures of a lifetime. A liveaboard trip is an ideal way to get to know some new scuba buddies and explore world class dive sites together. Sometimes though, you don’t want to be diving with people you don’t know and would prefer to be on a boat with just family or friends. This is where chartering a boat comes in.

What is a liveaboard charter trip?

A liveaboard charter is a safari that can be booked entirely by one group, or booked as individual spaces, through a dedicated travel agent and it has some fantastic diving advantages.

Who goes on liveaboard charter trips?

Chartering a liveaboard boat is great for every type of diver and all sorts of people go on liveaboard charter trips. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone event surrounded by family and friends and people choose to charter liveaboard boats to celebrate birthdays, weddings, family milestones, dive club achievements, or just to have fun with a group of friends. It is the perfect way to dive, relax, and sail at the destination of your choice.

What are the advantages of a charter liveaboard?

You can book the whole boat if you want to and enjoy the trip of a lifetime with just your friends onboard. There is no need to share the boat with people you don’t know, though you can do that as well if you prefer. Booking a charter boat is also often cheaper than booking individual spaces and some vessels will offer a discount when chartering the whole boat, making it cheaper for all joining in.

One of the best things about chartering a liveaboard boat though is being able to have more of a say in the trip itinerary, within the limitations of the vessel. It is an ideal way to think outside of the usual ‘4 dives per day’ routine and get creative with your trip itinerary. Most operators will do what they can to accommodate special requests and ensure you have a great time:

  • Families can combine diving with snorkelling to meet the needs of non-divers and children in the group
  • Those who enjoy trekking and sunbathing can combine diving with visits to idyllic beaches and volcanic paradise islands
  • Perhaps you don’t want to go diving? That’s no problem. You can choose to skip the dives and focus entirely on snorkelling, swimming, water sports and beach visits. This is a great option for family celebrations and large groups with differing interests.
  • Dive clubs can really make the most of diving when chartering a boat. It gives them the chance to focus on their favourite types of diving and marine life. This might suit dive clubs that enjoy drift diving, manta and shark dives for instance.

Chartering a liveaboard boat sound great. Where do I sign up?

We have exclusive 2019 charter trips to the Galapagos, Egypt, Indonesia and Belize. You can enjoy your ultimate diving experiences, from wrecks in the Red Sea to diving with numerous sharks in the Galapagos. Join a charter with us and you will have a point of contact with our Master Instructor, who is also an Indonesia diving expert. You will also have a dedicated Account Manager and a group of Charter Specialists ready to give you advice and assistance to plan your perfect trip.

Exclusive 2019 liveaboard charters only on LiveAboard.com:

  • Galapagos Aggressor III, departing 16 May 2019
  • Red Sea Aggressor, departing 20 July 2019
  • Indonesia Aggressor, departing 27 July 2019
  • Belize Aggressor III, departing 28 Dec 2019

This article was written by divers and writers at LiveAboard.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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