Beautiful, spacious, comfortable, and fitted to rigorous safety standards, the crew look forward to welcoming you onboard!

Scuba Scene, Egypt – Red Sea Shark Diving Group Trip – May 2022

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Join us in May 2022 for this extraordinary shark trip. Hosted by our friend, biologist Dr Elke Bojanowski (AKA the Shark Lady) who will guide us around some of the world’s most pristine reefs. Elke, who has been in the Egyptian Red Sea since 2004 also heads up the fantastic charity www.redseasharks.org. As well as taking you to see sharks up close and personal she will do regular talks throughout the week on the different shark species in the Red Sea, how to dive with sharks safely, why sharks are so important to the health of our oceans, the plight of sharks and how you can help her research.

M/Y Scuba Scene is a steel-hulled liveaboard, 43 m long and 9 m wide., fitted to rigorous safety standards. She is spacious, comfortable and beautifully laid out, with a maximum capacity for 26 diving guests. Two large speedboats fitted with tank racks and dive ladders are supporting the diving activities.

This boat comes highly recommended for shark and pelagic lovers – luxury yacht, friendly crew, knowledgable guides, and delicious buffet food.

Great group prices available!

Overview

Visit some of the most famous Red Sea dive sites: the Marine Parks of Brother Islands & Daedalus, as well as Elphinstone – all spectacular drop-offs with a chance for pelagic action.

Weather permitting – and depending on departure & arrival ports, we will spend anything between a couple of dives to a full two days at the different sites…

Beautifully laid-out across her four decks, the lower deck holds 8 of the 9 twin cabins, fitted – like all the other cabins – with a private bathroom, small fridge, and adjustable A/C unit. On the main deck are a spacious dive deck and platform, with plenty of room for all diving equipment, and a camera table and charging points. From the dive deck, enter our well designed dining area/salon, where all our meals are served throughout your trip.

Further, towards the bow, find our four suites – again fitted with private bathrooms, small fridges, and adjustable A/C units, as well as the kitchen.

The upper deck holds one of our three sundecks, our spacious and comfortable salon, another twin as well as the dive guide cabin, plus the captain’s cabin and second sundeck.

The top deck provides lots of shaded areas to relax in and our third sundeck, ready with cooled drinks in the two upstairs fridges, as well as the flybridge.

The team managing the boat consists of two people with years of experience in the Red Sea diving industry, especially liveaboards, Ahmed Fadel and Dr. Elke Bojanowski.

Ahmed is a tech instructor, that has worked in different areas of diving over the last 20 years, mostly on liveaboards. He is the current operations manager of TDI/SDI Middleast.
Elke is a divemaster and biologist specialising on the study of Red Sea shark populations, and the founder of the Red Sea Sharks Trust, a registered charity for shark awareness and conservation. She has worked on Egyptian liveaboards for 16 years.

Their combined experience and different specialities make them ideal organizers and hosts of your Red Sea diving liveaboards.

 43m Length, 9m Beam  15kts (2 x 1,400HP)  26 Guests, 13 Cabins
 Double & Twin Cabins  Full En-Suite  Warm Water Showers
 In Cabin Mini-Bar  Individual Air-Con  Stocked Bar
 WIFI  Daily Cabin Service  NITROX
 2 Tenders (85HP)  Radar, GPS, VHF, Sounder  Fire Alarm
 Fire Extinguishers  Life Vests, Flares  O2, First Aid Kit

Daedulus & St. Johns

This itinerary combines two of the most beautiful areas in the Central & Southern Egyptian Red Sea: 1st: Daedalus Reef: Marine Park with sheer reef walls, gorgeous coral formations & marine life, and the chance for pelagic action, especially hammerhead sharks… 2nd: St. John’s plateau: a variety of beautiful reefs, drop-offs, coral gardens and swim-throughs & caverns… Because of distances to travel to the Deep South (= St. John’s), this itinerary starts and finishes in Port Ghalib. Weather permitting, we will try to split the time between the two areas, and might get a chance to visit Elphinstone as well… Daedalus Reef (‘Abu Kizan’) Located about 90 km from Marsa Alam, this is probably the most bizarre Egyptian Marine Park. A weird-oval shaped reef, its reeftop only breaks the surface at extremely low tide. As on Big Brother, a minimum of 4-5 people are manning the lighthouse and military station on this massive reef in the middle of the Red Sea. Currents can be strong, but the size of the reef offers a variety of dive options for different conditions. Highlights: Steep walls drop to way below recreational dive limits, covered in a healthy mix of hard and soft corals. The size of some of Daedalus’ hard coral formations are legendary; to appreciate their dimensions, it is best to place a diver (or divers!) next to them for perspective. Resident Scalloped hammerheads can be seen here year-round, with the best chances seeing them schooling usually from May to August, depending e.g. on water temperatures and the depths f thermoclines. Other potential pelagic encounters include e.g. Oceanic manta rays, Oceanic whitetip and Silky sharks.

Cost includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • 7-night accommodation on board
  • Meals & snacks on board
  • Water, soft drinks, tea & coffee
  • Standard 12l cylinder (DIN/INT) & air fills
  • Weights (& weight belts, if required)
  • Marine Park & Port Fees

Cost excludes

  • Tourist visa (to be paid on arrival at the airport)
  • Nitrox fills (can be prepaid)
  • Rental equipment (can be prepaid)
  • Diving Courses (can be prepaid)
  • Onboard merchandising
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for crew & guides
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Scuba Scene, Egypt – Red Sea Shark Diving Group Trip – May 2022
From £ 1,455.00
per Adult