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Red Sea Project Shark Slide 2019

Red Sea 2019Friday 2nd August – Friday 9th August 2019

PROJECT SHARK WEEK – SIMPLY THE BEST ITINERARY

Sizzling sunshine and awesome diving with Ocean View

Cost:  £1499 per person all inclusive (+£30 visa)

UPDATE: This trip is now full, please see our trip for the 9th August on blue Melody which still has a few of spaces left.

MY blue FinEnjoy Seven nights, full-board basis on M/Y blue Fin.

Via Hurghada, this fantastic Red Sea itinerary takes in the stunning areas of the Southern Park, including The Brothers, Daedulus Reef and Elphinstone!

With up to 21 dives over the week. 12lt tank and weights are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with expert guides. Flights from Gatwick and transfers are included.

So come on… who’s up for some awesome diving and lots of fun?!?

If you would like to make a booking we will require a £400 (non-returnable) deposit per person to secure the booking and full balance due 90 days prior to departure.


Itinerary Highlights:

Big Brother
A 400 metre long island offering fabulous wreck diving and wall diving. The wreck of the Numidia lies on the northern tip between 10 and 80 metres. The north-west side of the island houses the wreck of the Aida. On every section of this reef the wall is covered with corals and life.

Little Brother
Boasts a very high concentration of life within a very small area. Fan coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety of astonishing colours and of course there are plenty of fish! With regular sightings of hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey sharks and white tip reef sharks, at the right time of year.

Daedalus Reef
This huge reef rises from the sea bed in the middle of the Red Sea. Easily recognized by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this massive reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea. The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasses and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open on the blue! Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen… oceanic white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, a lonesome hammerhead shark or schools of them. The excitement and the sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives and not get bored!

Elphinstone Reef
A Red Sea legend. One of the most beautiful reefs, with north and south plateau’s covered in hard and soft corals. This is a truly awesome reef.

 

The Itinerary…
Taking in the world-famous marine parks at Brothers and Daedalus, this thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs is perfect for divers keen to glimpse some big animals at these remote off-shore reefs.

The aim of ‘Project Shark’ is to highlight the global issues facing sharks, with a Red Sea focus, as well as enjoying some of the most spectacular reefs that the Red Sea has to offer. Founded by our expert dive guide and marine biologist, Elke Bojanowski Ph.D, in her quest to track and collect basic population data on oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus Longimanus), in the Egyptian Red Sea.

Learn about the biology and behaviour of sharks within the Red Sea with nightly lectures from a representative of the “Red Sea Sharks” trust.

Elke began the Longimanus Project in October 2004 and since this date she has been actively collecting underwater photographs and video-clips of Oceanic Whitetip Sharks for catalogue, review and analysis. Since 2012 the project has expanded to become Red Sea Sharks (www.redseasharks.org) and increased its scope to include Grey Reef and Silky Shark catalogues and monitoring for many shark species.


PLEASE NOTE: Divers must have a minimum of 30 logged dives to take part in this trip.

Sample Itinerary:

**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

Day 1 – Gota Abu Ramada x 3
Day 2 – Big Brother
Day 3 – Little Brother
Day 4 – Daedalus
Day 5 – Elphinstone
Day 6 – Salem Express/Panorama/Abu Kaffan, Abu Hashish

 

Blue Fin sunsetThe Vessel…
M/Y blue Fin was the first vessel in the blue o two Egyptian liveaboard fleet. She is 39m in length and takes a maximum of 24 divers on each trip. She went through an extensive refit early in 2016 and now has a great contemporary look and feel.

All cabins benefit from en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems.

 

 

Blue Fin suiteThe three king suites also offer large double beds and bigger plasma screens.

These king suites dominate the bow on the lower and middle decks, spreading the whole width of the vessel – the perfect treat for couples.

 

M/Y blue Fin is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and can also cater for rebreather divers.

 

 

 

The trip cost includes: Return flights London Gatwick, internal transfers, 7 nights full board accommodation on the vessel (with water, tea, coffee, soft drinks), all diving on 12ltr cylinder with air fills and weights. Please note alcoholics drinks are not included in the inclusive deal.

Please read our basic booking conditions

 

Additional costs for the usual extras – if pre booked:
  • Unlimited Nitrox – (single cylinder) – £70
  • 15 litre upgrade – £45

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